Melanism is a mutation that causes an excess of melanin in centaurs body. Black or nearly black pigmentation has completely taken over the centaurs skin, coat, hair, and keratin parts like nails, claws and hooves. Melanism affects centaurs eyes as well, making them very dark, typically dark brown.

There are two ways melanism can show in your centaurs design, showcased by Balthazar above.

  • Version 1 - Black pigment has completely taken over, no markings visible and basecolor is completely black, or desaturated dark brown.
  • Version 2 - Melanism has darkened and desaturated all the colors, but markings are still very slightly visible.