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UPDATE 2.

Contest should be over by now. If you are still working on an entry, let me know   so I can extend it. :D


UPDATE

You have till the end of February *like, 5,6 more days* for your entries. However if you still are not finished with yours, if any, please let me know so I can extend the deadline. Other than that, good luck to the winner! :D

Don't forget my stupid little poll to vote in. XD I shall soon start another contest.



I need HELP. I REALLY do.

I need help to figure out the Shen'Da: repto-mammal aliens trying to colonize the planet of the centaur-like Khatrus.

They have been working on their civilization for 300 years after fleeing their dying world in primitive, working spacecraft to make their home on this new planet. However political corruption with their dictator queen and their religion becoming violently radical, makes the general disposition racist to the natives. A war is being fought demoting the natives to disgusting delicious savages...to be used as slaves. In the meanwhile many of their own despise the slaughter and capture of destroying the natural balance to make way for their own civilization, and question the good motives of their religion being interpreted so Spanish-Inquisition like.

The Shen'Da are much like humans in that through genetic variations they don't have the same personality. Generally they are very clever and manipulative, and a bit more carnivorous in disposition than human generic behavior.

Their society functions like an elaborate primitive-like society intermixed with healing, weapon and computer technology rivaling the early 90's in earth informative databases, more advanced in medicine than us, and their own customs keep them from still developing a laser gun. They prefer swords, spears, armored mounts and whips rather than using gunpowder arrow-launchers, guns and chemical-engine automobiles in war, but they use them all. Cultural values play a apart in their battle-styles.

Currently they view the Khatru-extermination as a religious crusade.

So why all this? I'll tell you why. I am unsatisfied with how they look!

Earlier depiction, around many years ago: The Holy One. by Sahkmet *the lizard man on the bigger lizard in the corner*

November 2008 drawings, when I called them Ragnas. Shen'da by Sahkmet Khatru Study by Sahkmet

And now the currently Shen'Da: Idea: The Shen-Da by Sahkmet

Mature Content

Idea: Shen-Da II by Sahkmet
Youth Shen-Da Rider by Sahkmet Youth Shen-Da Rider by Sahkmet


I have a problem though. I am unsatisfied. They have fin-flaps like JarJar Binks and then they look like the love-children of the TMNT, plus some hot poodles and hounds. I dislike it.

I need to have faces soft, humanized and yet obviously repilian-like. So far I have had been partial to fin-flaps, but I could also go horns, a crest, or something.

So, I do need help to go 'THATS A BINGO!' I cna't be passionate about them without looking at them, attracted and 'humanizing' to their physical appearance. So, here are the rules when designing such a race of creatures:

1. Repto-mammal-humanoids. Scales to scaly like skin. Feathers might be also winning attributes if it especially makes sense. Just anything to their attributes, but keep in mind they must be humanoid *four limbs and be able to walk on two back legs*

2. Two pairs of boobies. To make it damn interestestin' they have, yes, two sets of nipples! That means they have the main pectroals and two lesser ones. As such they're very strong in the upper body.

3. Tails. Be it small or large, must have a sort of tail.

4. Something coming from the head. It can be a better version of head-fins folded or not, or large mammalian ears, or a dragon-like crest, horns off the side, anything! Maybe even tentacles?

Wide variates of color are encouraged if your work is colored. I will accept all mediums except writing...because this is visual, not descriptive lists.


If your design wins, you will win a full, colored work of art by me, not shitty stuff about it either. You can request almost *anything* you want.

Now, I probably won't take your design completely. I will probably have most of the attributes adapted, tweaking it a little, to have the finished product design. I would work with you to figure it out. In return you will win a work of art and the credit announced in bold on my shoutboard for the rest of eternity to remind me how helpful you were. :icongivemesmilesplz:

I will probably continue crediting you for the ensuing art of the design for a long time afterwards. The best potential payoff is if I actually get the thing written and published in the far future, and you can smile and go 'I helped her!'.

Entries so far!

1. Shen'Da design by PscycoBaltoLover110 2. :thumb153389691: 3. :thumb153500294: 4. 5. :thumb156161246:

To get the spark going, here are some examples of body forms that I like and get your minds going into supple, muscled, reptilian-mammal like bodies. *though the faces don't have to always be an obvious reptile.*

:thumb150657647: digi doodle 3 by theryancardinal 2e Lunars - Madame Vert by kiyo:thumb4088392: Rio for DnD by foxfirestorm Lexxum Vordic 001 by jotham-the-dark Tevzi and Abisha, Part One by Sir-Talen -:Karee:- by Deathcomes4u Terrasaur sketch 1 by SolidFoot
  • Reading: The Andalite Chronicles - K.A. Applegate
  • Watching: da computer screen...
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DraculeaRiccy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist
Oh no, I totally forgot to finish my second entry! ...is it ok when I'll finish it till tomorrow?
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Alrighty. :D
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DraculeaRiccy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist
here it is [link] :)
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
HOT DAMNNN.
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DragonessDeanna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
[link]

Sorry it's not coloured! D:
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Its alright! So long as its a drawing. :P
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TigerInWhite Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   Traditional Artist
Here you are my friend -> [link]
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
:D Ooooh! I'm likin it...the 'hair' and the blue...oooh...
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TigerInWhite Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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DraculeaRiccy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist
sounds like fun :D I'll enter for sure :)
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
:D Awesome! I know its not dark or Dracula related, but its definitely good for a change of pace. :)
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DraculeaRiccy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist
Here's my entry: [link]
...can I do another one or is it one entry per person? :)
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Yup, you can do another one. :D
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DraculeaRiccy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist
yay :boogie:
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DraculeaRiccy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist
oh well...I can make something dark of nearly everything :evillaugh:
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DragonessDeanna Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I can give this a shot. But I have a couple drawing things I need to work on for my art class. But how long do we have, hun?
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
So far, I'm thinking this will last about a month, or until there is a chance I decide to go against my contest and hit upon the most amazing design ever I've drawn....so I will resist that. :) You've got around till the end of Feb, I think. As you saw from the first entry, it doesn't even have to be expertly rendered or colored. XD
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DragonessDeanna Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I guess I can give it a shot. My art teaher's going to Chicago for some convention. So I have all next week off to draw what I want. :P
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:iconsahkmet:
Sahkmet Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Awesome, whatever you wanna do. :D
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:icontigerinwhite:
TigerInWhite Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010   Traditional Artist
May I try? I think my skill at drawing dragons might come into play here, I'll give it a shot :D
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Sure! Oh, I should also update that you can do more than one entry, if you don't like your first design. I figured this contest would give other's a chance to help me instead of eventually figuring it out. >_<
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TigerInWhite Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010   Traditional Artist
Ok, that sounds great! Thanks! :D
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PscycoBaltoLover110 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
finished! :[link]

it totally sucks but it was fun to draw anyway lol
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Its alright, just so long the ideas are presented. :D Looking...actually intriguing....:plotting: No, I'm serious!
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PscycoBaltoLover110 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
:D

I have a question . . . . why do they have 2 sets of boobs?

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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Well, I mean seriously, you can't expect an alien to evolve to human-figurements when there's no humans involved, in a planet and species having no contact with homo sapiens. Not to mention earth animals in themselves have more than two milk-producing glands. Its already pretty 'risque' the Shen'Da are very human-like in form, so to help even alienate them their natural proportions are two arms, two legs, tail...and, being alien, not having the same muscle structure at humans, so it would facilitate two sets of boobs somehow.

I also have a concept that they usually have twins, so the mothers could have one on each, and when the other's drained dry for now they rotate to the second set. They are also in the process of evolution, as the second set is being needed less and less for natural development.
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PscycoBaltoLover110 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
oooh, okay, gotcha.
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
*complicated blabber* :P
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PscycoBaltoLover110 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
the twins thing is actually kinda cool :)
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Really? It does help explain the need for two :iconbreastsplz:
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PscycoBaltoLover110 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
i suck at drawing reptiles but this sounds like fun :)
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Hollow-Frost Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
I'm not used to drawing reptilian people, but I'll give it a shot. :3 This sounds like fun, and I already have a few ideas...
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Teh awesome! :D Don't worry, this contest doens't appear that popular so, there's time. In fact, I didn't even put a deadline...:o
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Hollow-Frost Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Lol, give it some time. I'm sure more people will enter.
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Of course. :D
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