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The Species of Malacandra: The Sorn by Deimos-Remus The Species of Malacandra: The Sorn by Deimos-Remus
One of the three main species from C.S Lewis' fantastic sci-fi book, Out of the Silent Planet, who all reside on the planet called 'Malacandra'.
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kuabci Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This was the species I had the hardest time visualizing (I mean, obviously, I guess that was sort of the idea). This is an interesting take on their appearance.
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I still need to elaborate on them, I forgot to add the feathers on their body.

You should look up Tom Rhodes' take on the three species, great concept artist, they should be on his site. :)
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kuabci Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Oh right, the feathers would make a big difference. I'll look up Tom Rhodes, thanks for the tip!
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AgentBugIL Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Would you mind if I used your three Out of the Silent Planet illustrations in a Prezi presentation for school?
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Prezi?

Sure, as long as I'm given credit. :)
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AgentBugIL Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Thanks! I'll be sure to give you credit.

Prezi is a flash-based presentation program, kind of like Powerpoint.
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah. Well, good luck with it, tell me how it goes!
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AgentBugIL Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
The presentation went well, and I'm sure the audience liked the illustrations. ;-)

Thanks again!
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Glad to hear!

No problem, thanks for asking first!
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imundzana Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i always imagined them somehow more..."boxy" and with longer faces.
but this is cool! and i really like the other two
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I still need to figure out a perfect look for these guys. Not totally satisfied with this one, but glad you like it!
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everythingstaken Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Reminds me of something in a movie I saw recently. :-/ haha
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh yeah. :P
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colbmista Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
15 feet tall humanoids thats rediculous
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
They may have been even taller when described in the book. It explained why they were tall, which was really interesting. The gravity on the planet was always pulling upwards, so everything on the planet was unnaturally tall and lanky.
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SynCallio Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Um, I'm not trying to be "that guy", but it's that Mars's gravity is a good deal less strong than Earth's. Kind of like how astronauts in full gear can leap around on the Moon (0.6 G) while they can only trudge on Earth (1 G). So the Seroni could get that tall without running afoul of the square-cube law. Lewis did his research: he also notes how cliffs and hills on Malacandra are steeper than on Earth, and how waves on a lake look extra-pointy, for the same reason.
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Mar's gravity would be pulling up, as in not pulling down as much as Earth's does.

Man, it's details like that that make Lewis' worlds so carefully crafted and real, he was such an outstanding world builder and writer. It fills me with disbelief that these books were written when they were, they were so incredibly modern.
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