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Nahui by seasonaldragon1 Nahui by seasonaldragon1
This is *Cianiati's sketch request of her Quetzalcoat character Nahui.

I've been trying to draw more realistic animals, and have also done some small studies on snake heads and shapes.

I've based the Quetzalcoat on a Boa Constrictor, and the studies have boa markings because it was hard to get the shading right to begin with without including the markings. Snake's are such odd shapes x_____x

Anyway, I hope you like it. This is my first ever snake, I think it's ok, yes? :3

Drawing (c) Me
Character and Design (c) *Cianiati
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Lady-Liara Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Bob the boa! Can he kill you?
Bob the boa! YES HE CAN

(awesome studies ;D )
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seasonaldragon1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
But Bob is a lady snake! ;0;

Thankies X3 hehe
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Lady-Liara Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Oh yeah I forgot P: She isn't even at Marwell anymore
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seasonaldragon1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh noes! D:
She went away? ;^;
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Lady-Liara Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Mmn - she grew too big to stay in the Education center, so she ended up going to another zoo
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Cianiati Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, I know it's just a sketch but I simply LOVE it. ;3; When looking at the sketches I have to imagine you being an explorer who went to the jungle he lives in and drawing studies of Nahui after you encountered him, haha. X3 As always I think your pencil shading kicks ass! >:U

I really like the way he's curling up. I haven't drawn him like this before but now it just seems so... logical and convincing. :'D And the Boa look really fits him, I think I'll adapt that - if you don't mind of course. He's a constrictor snake and boas live in the area he comes from (South/Middle America). It would make sense if the Quetzatlcoatls were a kind of evolutionary mutation of boas.

Damn for your first snake ever it's really great! D: They're hard to draw, aren't they? Aw lucky me I could grab one of your sketches, I'm really happy about it. <33 I hope it helped the improvement you were looking for. >w<


Cinny
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seasonaldragon1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yay! I'm so happy to hear that :dummy:
Haha, I really like that thought. I'm kind of sad that the top two sketches have boa markings though. The shading to make the shapes was difficult to get right without the markings until I got used to the snake head shape x____x

Thanks :3
I love when snakes do this, it's a big slumpy pile of body that doesn't seem to make any sense. I thought it would be fun to have a go at ^-^
Oh my! That's a complete coincidence! I just kept thinking "A boa would be most appropriate", but I didn't have any basis behind that. Maybe I had the information buried deep in my mind and was able to make a good decision without realising it because of that? X3 hehe

My goodness, yes! Snakes are such a weird creature, the heads are a very odd shape indeed x___x
Aw, thank you again. I'm so happy that you like it! ^0^
And yes, it's really helped me. I'm less worried about drawing more kinds of animals. I think I would be confident in expanding the range of what I draw :3
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wanderingeccentric Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Eeee, these are fantastic! the shading, poses and overall look and feel is very very much like the boas you based this off!
Cracking work m'dear! n_n
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seasonaldragon1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you ^0^
I'm glad you think so, I'm really trying to draw a larger range fo animals in a more realistic way :3
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wanderingeccentric Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Ee, always a good thing! Expandinggg horisions! ^_^
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Mustamamba Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
oh my god i love snakes ! <3

love the one on the bottom, you created a great look of depth with the shading !
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seasonaldragon1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you :3
It was supposed to be a simple sketch request, but I always get a bit carried away ^^;
It's not a polished piece, but it's a little more than just a sketch, oops ^^;
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Chocostars Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
omg this is beautiful! i love the shading detail ;w; makes me want a snake chara lol
wonderful job season c:
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seasonaldragon1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Aw, thanks! :3
That makes me happy to hear ^-^
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THWT Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool! Lub snakey! :heart:
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seasonaldragon1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thankies ^-^
I feel less worried about drawing snakeys now, hehe X3
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