Been batting this idea around in my head for a while. I think I'm ready to take the jump into having more than one sona. This guy won't be drawn often, because I'm still reeling from the amount of effort it took to finalize the design (somewhat).
His name is Nostromo. He is the only discovered individual of his kind (dubbed "Starchild"). He is an extra-terrestial creature that has an affinity for shiny gemstones and metals.
+ He has a jaw similar in mechanics to a dragonfly nymph. The two bottom "teeth" are part of a pincer set and the whole jaw can extend and retract to quickly snatch prey. The upper teeth are crowded mostly in the front to slice into caught prey.
+ His carapace is a rose-gold in color and is actually rather soft.
+ His main defense is a powder he can shake off of his fur. The dander can knock out most predators for hours while he makes his escape.
+ His body is flexible enough to squeeze into tiny places, despite the less flexible exoskeleton.
+ Nostromo's "fur" is actually similar to the feathery scales on a moth's wings, the mane is feathery and soft.
+ The eyes are usually a shocking white, but will fade into a "nebula gaze" when the creature is comfortable and feeling social. This action is meant to display contentment and a dropping of one's defenses to gaze into the individual's "soul". Be careful, however, because staring into a Starchild's eyes in this state can make the creature uneasy and likely to retreat.
+ Nostromo has no known sex or gender. It is not of Earthly origin. It is called he/him or they/them.
+ His blood and innards are gold. He has a rudimentary endoskeleton as well as an exoskeleton. The organs are a bit redder in color, but maintain that metallic sheen.
+ Nostromo parrots phrases and words it hears. It has a simple understanding of English and can understand everyday speech. He is more likely to communicate through body language and charades, however. He is very "talkative" when excited and may fidget or become overstimulated when happy.
+ Nostromo is fond of electronic boops and beeps. He also likes to mimic these noises. Electronic music is notably one of his favorites because of these sounds.
+ Shiny objects get Nostromo's attention quite quickly. It has a compulsion to collect and play around with things that sparkle, regardless of what it is.
+ Nostromo has an excellent memory and will sometimes parrot things it once heard much earlier on in its life. Recording these sounds may once unlock more information about Nostromo and his origins.
This guy is kinda based off of a part of me that is still pretty childish. He's a more instinctual part of me. Zazi is more of what I DO, Nostromo is more of my impulses and those weird things that my brain comes up with that I don't put much thought into. I'll make a ref sheet eventually, but I'm just glad that I finally figured out his design. This has been a pet project for a while and I'm kinda excited to get him out here. If I were to make a fursuit, I think I'd make one of him and I designed him with that thought in mind.
This piece was actually done with just the sketch for lineart. I'm proud of how clean it looks even without the uniform lines.
1 year, 6 months ago
25 Jul 2017 00:55 CEST
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