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Velocity is a Cruel Mistress by Nighzmarquls Velocity is a Cruel Mistress :iconnighzmarquls:Nighzmarquls 0 0 A Heroin In Transit by Nighzmarquls A Heroin In Transit :iconnighzmarquls:Nighzmarquls 3 0 Dragons Radiant by Nighzmarquls Dragons Radiant :iconnighzmarquls:Nighzmarquls 1 0 The Defense of Town by Nighzmarquls The Defense of Town :iconnighzmarquls:Nighzmarquls 1 0 Pylo Looking for her Missing Passengers by Nighzmarquls Pylo Looking for her Missing Passengers :iconnighzmarquls:Nighzmarquls 0 0 Interviewing Toasted Serviles in the Clerk Stack by Nighzmarquls Interviewing Toasted Serviles in the Clerk Stack :iconnighzmarquls:Nighzmarquls 1 0 A beautiful day for the world to end. by Nighzmarquls A beautiful day for the world to end. :iconnighzmarquls:Nighzmarquls 1 0 Signs of Intelligent Life by Nighzmarquls Signs of Intelligent Life :iconnighzmarquls:Nighzmarquls 0 0 A room full of sky by Nighzmarquls A room full of sky :iconnighzmarquls:Nighzmarquls 0 0 Pylo was a Colorful baby by Nighzmarquls Pylo was a Colorful baby :iconnighzmarquls:Nighzmarquls 2 0 Story time in the radiation baffles. by Nighzmarquls Story time in the radiation baffles. :iconnighzmarquls:Nighzmarquls 0 0 Cake Is Life by Nighzmarquls Cake Is Life :iconnighzmarquls:Nighzmarquls 0 0 Pylo Showing the Trio Around Tunie's Innards by Nighzmarquls Pylo Showing the Trio Around Tunie's Innards :iconnighzmarquls:Nighzmarquls 1 0 Aleph Didin't Throw Up! by Nighzmarquls Aleph Didin't Throw Up! :iconnighzmarquls:Nighzmarquls 4 0 Omega and Aleph In the Valley by Nighzmarquls Omega and Aleph In the Valley :iconnighzmarquls:Nighzmarquls 0 0 Tunie and Terra by Nighzmarquls Tunie and Terra :iconnighzmarquls:Nighzmarquls 2 0

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Great use of color,very warm and friendly,, I love the highlights but to go with the previous critique things are a bit flat here that ...

by Pix3M

I am not an experienced pixel artist. So just about any form of animation accomplished in that style is going to leave me momentarily i...


Great use of color,very warm and friendly,, I love the highlights but to go with the previous critique things are a bit flat here that really should not be.

One of the things that does this is that the darkness of the hat being so uniform messes with the sense of depth and does not read as strongly as 'shadows' and 'darkness' as it could. It feels a bit more like just a flat brown-ness.

Your choice of framing shape while visually interesting reads a lot more as a flat card stock then a depth that things are happening in.

the collar of the coat also seems a little weird to me but I'm not sure why. maybe the angle is a bit off somehow but not sure.

Otherwise this is great, love the character and first impression reads really well, I had to dig in to catch up anything to critique.
The Defense of Town
Got my computer back up and running. Did a new illustration for my story that I think passed the bar for posting here.

You can check it out at HERE!


Morgan J Heacock
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Longbeach, CA
Favourite genre of music: Symphonic and Techno Varients
Favourite style of art: Abstractions and Rearangements of Reality
Operating System: Windows,
Music player of choice: Pandora & Youtube
Favourite cartoon character: Stitch (so much awesome)
Personal Quote: "Throw a monkey in the wrench"
If your following me wanting for seeing my art/story telling I've actually been working on this for a while now and will be for several years into the future.

It's an attempt to deconstruct the whole monstergirl thing.

Personally I think their adorable, Especially the more monstrous ones.

But I can't deny there are problematic things going on here and in the world of media in general.

So I'm working on exploring some of that stuff for myself in story form.
  • Listening to: Remixes
  • Reading: Fan Fiction
  • Watching: Yogscast
  • Eating: Blueberries
  • Drinking: Coffee


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Hey there! I discovered your Deep Nobles a few days ago and I was absolutely enamoured with the concept as I adore exotic creatures and aliens of that sort. I also felt that I had to make my own. A persona of sorts, heh. I'm not the best artist but I gave it my best shot with the anatomical characteristics from your original post:… Drew two different poses.

It's an awesome species!
Nighzmarquls Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AH wonderful and thank you, it's an old one and the original story I wrote to feature them is mostly lost to the internet due to a server wipe of the forum it lived on. But I bring them around for cameos in my current works. Also they are supposed to be under a creative commons license/free use policy so you are free to go on and use them however you wish as long as you credit me.

Go forth and be inspired! it is literally what I made them for.
NintendoSegaFreak Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2018
That's awesome to hear, and if I post any designs/commission anything featuring designs inspired from the species I'll be sure to credit you as the designer! Interestingly enough, I learned of them through TVTropes. I believe your story still exists via archived pages, so I may need to take a look. Finding the original forum post certainly helped quite a bit with figuring things out.

I played around a little bit more with my persona design:……

I actually also had a couple more questions if you didn't mind my asking, just a few things that I was curious based off the forum post.

1. Do they have a particular home realm or planet/solar system/galaxy/universe? Could be interesting playing with setting.

2. If I were to add some more detail to my current design, perhaps to give it a bit of flair similar to a crinoid (or "feather starfish", something like this:… ), would that be seen as an "aberrant" trait or flaw by the wider Noble society? I see that they're very particular about anatomy, from what you've written up on them. I have the major anatomy finalized, but I'm just thinking on potential finishing touches I could add on or tweak. And then of course naming...

3. As far as dealing with any other species (humans included), do they pay them any heed at all, or just ignore them/subjugate them into machinery/servitude? Just thinking on possible interactions.

Sorry for the long post but I enjoy worldbuilding things a lot!

Oh, and thanks for the watch!
Nighzmarquls Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you find the more 'monster manual' type post I made of them a while ago?…

The main thing is Deep Nobles are highly individualistic and their view on an aberration of physical form is not about physical traits, so much as quality of life. Deep Nobles don't purge one another out of malice or fear. They do it out of kindness when they perceive that another is in terminal pain, unable to over come it.

The core of the philosophy of the species could be summed up as they believe life should be lived in quality over quantity. To a deep noble it is trivially easy to 'survive' forever. Given the need they can live slowly and agonizingly on rocks.

But none of them particularly want too.

Their idiosyncrasies are embraced, their differences are celebrated and their societies freely welcome others to explore and be whatever they wish.

However when they consider a living creature other then a Deep Noble at all as morally relevant at all it is either because they are individually interested in the creatures for one reason or another, or out of how they relate to another Deep Noble's Well being. They rarely have any room for empathy for anything like a human being, they on average have as much care for other sentient organisms as human society does for yeast.

As a science fiction trope Deep Nobles are a kind of distorted mirror of what humanity could become. They have won at every biological contest and struggle we ourselves face. They could reproduce spontaneously and endlessly as fast as bacteria. But simply choose not too. They have both the depths of our potential empathy for each other and the capacity for utter callousness for all that which is not included in our culture as important.
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Sanrou Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch!   :D
Nighzmarquls Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have an eye for speculative biology and anatomy. I don't find many people like that. Thank you for making the art!
Sanrou Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018   Digital Artist
Appreciated dude! I'm glad you like my art   :D
ChatlaninKyr Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
Thank you for the fave :)
Nighzmarquls Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, you have a nice smooth style that I like and you deserve the encouragement.
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