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« on: March 08, 2008, 12:11:49 pm »

Hi. It's time for pinups.


To achive likeness, I'm trying to take the following into consideration:

  • Communications image
  • Melee pilot image
  • Printed images (manuals and guide books if canon)
  • Communications text and conveyed feel
  • Printed text
  • Mental image (varies from person to person though.)

And on top of that the design should be good of course.

Without further ado, I'll start with:

THRADDASH
Can't decide here. Tried some morphs between the different images and descriptions. I'm throwing in a Syreen for scale reference.

For comparison:




UTWIG
I based their anatomy on the word 'Twig'. Balls for head.




SHOFIXTI
Could vary in appearance just like house cats do. Maybe they have a lot of latent/dormant genes to prevent inbreeding.




ILWRATH
- Not buying it this time guys!
- But... but... we're evil! Look how scary it is! Argarak, do the mandible thing again!
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UMGAH
(Cccombo breaker for the ladies)
- What on earth? Get your ass back aboard! DEFECTED? To the Umgah? "That's how you roll"? Good Grief Hayes!




Next time, some time: Spathi, ZFP, Pkunk, Yehat, VUX, Druuge, Mycon, Chenjesu, Slylandro, Mmrnmhrm, Taalo. Yeah, well, the rest of them.
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2008, 01:33:49 pm »


- Good Grief! Is... is that you, Hayes?
- Changed your mind have you? Well, it's a little late for that now Hayes.
- "Har Har Har"?
- Aha. You like it there.
- That's a great joke Hayes. Don't call us again.

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008, 02:05:00 pm »

- Sigh... it's Hayes again.
- Yeah, that's a funny hat Hayes.
- "Lost a few pounds"... That's swell Hayes.
- Go to bed Hayes. Go to bed.

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2008, 02:32:25 pm »

lol, this stuff is priceless! Nice work!
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2008, 03:18:08 pm »

Excellent pictures again.

I've always thought of the Thraddash as a bit warthog-like. The two-eyed Thraddash is more as everyone will know them, so I think you should stick to two eyes. What you see in the melee image could be a pressure suit or something similar.

I like all of the Utwig. But masks are a central part of their culture, so I don't think you'd soon see one without one. It also seems that they would normally change masks quite often; I don't expect them to change their entire outfit. So the rest of the clothes may not necessarilly closely match their masks.

For the Shofixti I think it's important that they don't look like all the other furries out there. The leftmost one looks too much like an Ewok to me. I'd make them a bit larger too.

The Ilwrath should remain genuinely threatening, imho. And I'd expect that everyone would soon find out about it if they were basically puppets. Well-executed though.

The Umgah are just right. They can look as they want, and I suspect they will; so I would expect Umgah in all kinds of shapes. Though I guess "blob" seems the be the dominant form.
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2008, 07:38:15 pm »

fantastic! I really like very much this work! and the syreens are very very sexy  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2008, 12:26:20 am »

I like b2 image for the Thraddash. I assume that when there in there ships the pressure suite is to protect them from the heat of the high intensity afterburner.

For the Utwig, the 4th one over from the right looks and feels correct to me.

The Shofixti look a little like Stitch form Lilo and Stitch. But they fit the bill alright.

I have to agree with meep that the Ilwrath need to be more scary in there original form .

Umgah, second one over from the bottom right. That one is dead on perfect.

And ouh la la to the Syreen. She's got a certain anime quality to her.
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2008, 12:29:08 am »

The Thraddash B series looks the best to me. Isn't B1 just B2 without any clothes?

The Shofixtis seem a little too small for my taste. If that's canon you can disregard what I'm saying, but I don't think it is.

That Ilwrath isn't intimidating enough, but Arne already seems to realize that.
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2008, 01:43:24 am »

lol, this stuff is priceless! Nice work!

Arne, you have placed the U back in cult following.  Good work!  I <3 Syreen Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2008, 06:28:43 am »

After the partial destruction of the ZFP homeworld by the Kohr-Ah, the ZFP realized that keeping all the eggs in one basket is not such a good idea. They contacted the Melnorme, who soon purchased bio data collected by the ZFP scouts... along with a collection of canopic jars allegedly containing remains of a Zebranky. This netted the ZFP some 450 credits, which they promptly spent on design guidelines for a starbase with an advanced Point Defence and Fusion Blaster defensive system. This new Starbase design would be used to establish several remote colonies.

The Umgah had found out about the deal, and immediately offered over fifteen hundred credits worth of information for the Zebranky data - an offer the Melnorme could not resist.

What happened next is shrouded in mystery since the Umgah lost contact with the secret colony where the experiments on the bio data took place. Nevertheless, the Umgah were overjoyed by the end result.

The Zebranky are returning home.




Re: Shofixti - I think they should be small because they breed and mature fast. I try to stay away from too human in proportion looking aliens.

Utwig - Yeah, they probably wear masks most of the time, maybe they're trying to make up for ugly balls head. With the masks being so central, they might mean 'change clothes' when they say change mask. Clothes gotta match the mask I think. It's fun to play around with clothes on aliens since most of the other aliens are just nude-ish.

Ilwrath - There are 2 images here, comm (red) and pilot (black 5 legged).

Thraddash - Interesting idea with a pressure suit. It doesn't look like one though (with the mouth and tongue), but it could be adapted. Maybe the mouth is a visor. It would be interesting to go more rhino on the anatomy. The B* versions are just morphed humans now, and I think more interesting things could be done.


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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2008, 08:11:10 am »

I approve of the Syreen babes present in each races sketch set
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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2008, 08:39:11 am »

Rough first concept of a Thraddash Hardsuit.



I'm thinking the Thraddash should be B but with the chest of C, cuz they have natural armour plating or samething, and it'd make them more alien.
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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2008, 11:04:41 am »

Thraddash - Interesting idea with a pressure suit. It doesn't look like one though (with the mouth and tongue), but it could be adapted. Maybe the mouth is a visor. It would be interesting to go more rhino on the anatomy. The B* versions are just morphed humans now, and I think more interesting things could be done.

Ah, now they are like I imagined them.

The "tongues" could be oxygen tubes. Note that they are only present when the afterburner is on. Maybe noxious gasses are released in the process. Or maybe a more oxygen-rich environment is needed when your chest is pressed together by the extreme G forces. (Substitute "oxygen" with any other gas that the Thraddash may depend on.)
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« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2008, 10:18:55 pm »

I approve of the Syreen babes present in each races sketch set

The Thraddash, Umgah and Utwig are awesome. I’d prefer to never see and Utwig with it’s mask off though.

The Syreen is cute and well drawn. However, she doesn’t quite evoke the image of a Syreen that I had when playing either SC game. I imagined something a bit more womanly, and not as girlish. I dislike anime (I’m sure I’m in the minority) and she’s a bit too much like that. She looks like a 14 year old.

Otherwise, we’re very lucky to have a such a great artist who loves Star Control – especially considering our tiny fandom.

More pics please!  Smiley


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« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2008, 05:28:26 am »

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I imagined something a bit more womanly
Hehe something more buxom, curvaceous
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