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TeaFeathers - Sa'Dimali Snake Wrangler by KatieHofgard TeaFeathers - Sa'Dimali Snake Wrangler by KatieHofgard

Work for the future TeaFeathers art book, funded through Patreon!  Here we have an Alecani hailing from the Sa’Dimali, a tribe of fierce desert dwelling Alecani and Pylura.  They have a close relationship with snakes.  Whether for food, companionship, or worshiped as earthly heralds of their revered snake spirits, they are a part of the Sa'Dimali's daily lives.

This individual is equipped with the things an Alecani needs to go hunting for giant snakes; water skin to stay hydrated, various anti-venom vials in case of a bite, catch pole to safely handle snakes, and of course a snake skull earring (whose hollow fangs double as the injection mechanism for the anti-venom).

Each month in which patrons vote for me to work on the TeaFeathers art book, I'll do a series of sketches and at least one full finished piece for the book. This month I’m working on an illustrated short story, which I’ll publish next month publicly.

Want a say in which project I work on?  Vote, get work in progress shots, and photoshop files of finished art work as a patron!

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Cake-a-Tron Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Look at all that scale work! So beautiful 030
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Oreochema Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing! And the concept of using a snake skull's hollow fangs to inject antivenom... that's awesome!
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james1gaming Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I love the action that is in this image. The curve of the snake and the direct line of the eyes and staff, it's great!
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WooflesArt Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the highlights on the snake's scales and how the rest of the body fades in the background, it makes the characters seem to 'jump' out of the page more. Also the snake skull earrings are an awesome detail.
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! That snake looks rather fierce! I hope that fox-gryph guy can handle it... :O
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Meg-James Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
The snake does not seem particularly pleased!
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Kelshray Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Wow wow the scale is wonderful!
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Viisrah Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017   General Artist
Every time I look at your artwork I just sit there and just admire the amazing anatomy and shading and colors and... you know what, I just adore your artwork.
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realflow001 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
Whoas is that a fox?? WITH WINGS??
I kinda wanna hug them but they would probably rip me to shreds

oh well totally worth it xD
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AnnaRDunster Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist
That's really cool!   I feel like a bite from him would need more than an antivenom to make things right again though...lol
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Authors-Domain Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude this looks hella nice good job mate
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Mondkekse Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow amazing OvO :D
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guitaristburke Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I kind of love this a lot. 
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, thank you so much!
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ApexsProjects Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
speechless
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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IamETOH Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
What a great foxy! =^.^=
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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IamETOH Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course:aww:
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boodlemoo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
A masterpiece of imagination.
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
aaw, thanks!
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boodlemoo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
you're welcome!Hug 
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Rosewolf86 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing! 
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Rosewolf86 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome 
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Psydrache Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is always so full of details and bright colors. Your drawings reminds me on old childhood books, it's a nice memory. Looking to your stunning works is always a pleasure! Thank you for that :)
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
That's awesome, I'm glad my art evokes that feeling/memory!  Thank you!
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so so much!  :)
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Grace-Zed Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Amazing work! 
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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camolie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow that looks like a very epic struggle! Both creatures are quite beautiful, and I love the Alecani's expression and pose! La la la la 
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so very much!
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doodlingmonsterRr Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning work :love:
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Chordata-Flyer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How big are these cute little fox warriors? I'm super amused by this 'cause my fursona is a fox with eagle wings! It's really cool to see that someone else had a similar idea!
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
They are pretty small!  Here's a size chart of all the tribes of Alecani, with a human silhouette for reference
Tribes of TeaFeathers Size Chart by KatieHofgard

I'd LOVE to see your character, feathered/winged canines come in so many interpretations!  :D
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Chordata-Flyer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwwwww it's tiny! That poor thing would be dwarfed by my sona's feral self. XD she's 6' tall at the shoulder! Is this book for some sort of tabletop thing? I can't afford to donate right now, but i may buy it in the future when it gets printed! I love these designs, they're awesome!

I have a whole folder of art for her! wulfluvrblackdrgn.deviantart.c… She's a little sparkle-fox-y cause of the blue skin and bright feathers, but i love her too much to change her X3
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
GOODNESS your character has fire aspects?  My little Alecani are a bit scared of fire, your character would scare the shit out of them, haha!  XD

The book's format is definitely going to similar to a tabletop player's guide, but without the rules!  I want it to be both a guide to their world and filled with luscious art.  My hope is to have it available for print someday, that's what I'm working towards.  Patreon is getting me started on the beginning labor portions, and it would be neat to kickstart the bulk of the labor and the printing part.  I'm quite a ways off of course, but at least I've started!
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Chordata-Flyer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea! She, and her entire species, have the ability to secrete a chemical from their sweat glands that will ignite when it comes in contact with the oxygen in air. It usually only happens when they're stressed or afraid. Exposed skin like lips and paw pads are engulfed in fire, which can harm them if they stay lit too long, but the fur is so thick that very little oxygen gets through. For that reason their pelt gets very hot, but doesn't turn to flame like the exposed skin will. They also hate getting wet, so your little Alecani can just spray them with a water bottle and they'll gtfo. They're very cat-like in personality/actions despite their fox/wolf-like appearance. XD

She's honestly sadistic enough to find their fear of her funny, although she'd never actually hurt them. She's not the most sociable. >.>; I kinda really wanna inject her into the world you're creating now, though! X3 I'll have to wait for the book so i can create a version of her that fits in with everything!

I look forward to it! If i have any spare spending money in the future, i will definitely donate! Depending on price, i might get a commission from you if ever they're open too. I love how you draw these guys and would love to one day see my girly in your style!
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Sundale2 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
Interesting critter with a creative defense mechanism.  My writer mind can't help thinking about the situations she must deal with (I.E. the disgruntled looks during a rain storm).
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Chordata-Flyer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, Getting more than a light misting in their fur is dangerous. Their fur is so dense that very little air moves through it. That means that water doesn't evaporate quickly enough and can cause their skin to rot or mold to form on the fur.

The best real life analogy i have for their fur type is a Chinchilla which also can't get wet or the same thing will happen. 

If they are caught out in the rain, it terrifies them. They need water to live, but fear and respect it greatly so rain is actually kind of a natural disaster for them. If they get angry/stressed out enough they might be able to heat up their pelts enough to force the excess water to evaporate if it's only a little water, but being soaking wet is a death sentance.
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Sundale2 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
Wow.  Sounds like they're well thought out.
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
That's an awesome mechanism, the sweat glands that secrete flammable chemicals!  :D  I'm totally for cross-overs.  For fun, I often imagine my Alecani in real life, or in movie or comic settings interacting with my favorite characters. 

I tend to open for commissions once per month, and I'm trying to fit in some affordable priced stuff like icons lately! 
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Sundale2 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
I do that all the time with mine.  Helps me understand my characters a little bit more.  Funny thing is, I don't let genre stop me.  I've had my fantasy werewolf having a debate with Commander Riker, and my sci-fi fox hamming it up with Draco.  It's all about the characters, and their reactions to each other, including reactions in any abilities that may be involved.
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I too, have stuffed my characters into Star Trek TNG in my mind just to see what would happen.  I think the only one who gets along with Nym would be Data.  XD
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Chordata-Flyer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I try to keep at least a little realism with all of my characters, even if their abilities aren't really natural. I saw Nym in your folder. I might draw her meeting my 'sona if you're okay with it!

I will definitely keep an eye open for your open commissions. My hubby just got a job the past two weeks, so we have alot of bills to catch up on, but after that I'm sure i'll be able to save up.
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I would be honored to see such awesome art!  :D
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