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Re: ~Lost it...
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2006, 01:23:00 am »

Very nice art as always. However, I always envisioned the Ur-Quan as having shorter legs in back, maybe more centipede-like or something. Long and grippy enough to hang from their cargo nets (or whatever), and useful for getting around, but not much good for anything like manipulating objects; that's what the long tentacles in the front sections are for.

Also, on a marginally related note, I actually LOL'd at the slave baton picture. I always thought the Ur-Quan just intimidated their slaves into obedience, but I guess the occasional thwack doesn't hurt either. Wink
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« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2006, 04:14:14 pm »

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I'd think their legs would be somewhat smaller, and they might have a strong pair of claws at the end of their body. That would be more like a caterpillar.

Note, here's an image made by Arne a while ago.
http://uqm.stack.nl/forum/index.php?topic=2142.0

~Good point! I'll have to give that design a try as well. What kind of claws, do you think? I'm trying to visualize it...if the claws come from beneath an Ur-Quan, than it seems to me that in order to hang from the ceiling they'd need to bend over double...something like
_`) where the small ` are their claws. I hope my little ascii thing makes sense. But being constantly bent like that seems so uncomfortable, as well as leaving their underbelly open fer attack...then again, maybe Ur-Quan's bellies aren't soft like ours. Who knows?
Could always have the front tentacles, then have the back claws coming from on top the Ur-Quan's back, which would look weird but hey, they're aliens, they can do that kind of thing. I'll have to give it a try.

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I liked this one a lot. I like it because it gives you a peek onboard the Dreadnought - a scene like this is what's hinted at in the dialogue, isn't it? The Spathi and VUX have lovely expressions on them. Ilwrath looks like he's really keen.

~Heh, dialogue with which species? I can't remember right now. I remember reading somewhere that there was only one Ur-Quan aboard a dreadnought since they were so territorial, so I always envisioned their ship filled with various slaves and such.
Heh, the VUX's expression cracked me up. It was kind of an accident too. I like the idea of the Ilwrath prattling on about Dogar and Kazon and the VUX like "Someday I will kill you. Someday."

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Is that a Kohr-Ah with slaves? The plate would lead me to believe it is. I'm not sure what kind of crew they have, the Kzer-Za has slaves, but it seems somewhat out of character to have some 40 huge (possibly territorial) Kzer-Za on the same ship. I could imagine them using strange octopus robots or something.

~Good point actually about the Kohr-Ah. I know that the Ur-Quan took slaves but the Kohr-Ah just kill everyone. If the one-Ur-Quan-a-ship thing is true, then who else is on the Kohr-Ah ship? I can't imagine the supercrazy Kohr-Ah being able to tolerate one another...then again, who knows? Heh, I like the octopus robot idea tho.

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As for the UrQ anatomy, I image something along the lines of a body with the same length/thickness proportion as a... hotdog, with 4 arms (or legs) on each end. The rear ones being used for hanging and mating.

Eight legs then! I can see that, yeees. That's what I thought the rear ones would be used for too. It's tricky stuff. I wish we got a good full look at the Ur-Quan in-game.

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Very nice art as always. However, I always envisioned the Ur-Quan as having shorter legs in back, maybe more centipede-like or something. Long and grippy enough to hang from their cargo nets (or whatever), and useful for getting around, but not much good for anything like manipulating objects; that's what the long tentacles in the front sections are for.

Centipede, eh? Interesting! Hmmm...So like, let's say just long enough to reach around the body to the ceiling nets or whatever? I can see that...I'll hafta give sketching that a try. A centipede-ish Ur-Quan would be interesting.

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Also, on a marginally related note, I actually LOL'd at the slave baton picture. I always thought the Ur-Quan just intimidated their slaves into obedience, but I guess the occasional thwack doesn't hurt either.

Haha, I was just thinking about why they'd use a baton and then bam, the mental image popped in my head. Hee hee.

Sadly, I haven't really drawn anything lately. Hopefully I'll try and get something colored soon...
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