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Reactive Coils by TaesoSpiritDragon Reactive Coils by TaesoSpiritDragon
Been incredibly stressed out over the last week thanks to family (or lack thereof/attempts to control from a distance like over the phone XP ) and the upcoming Obamacare debacle...

Nakoda here's been courteous as to be my stress chew-toy over the last week as I struggled to get the focus to work on commissions before my trip, so I guess I should give him a proper introduction then!

When I originally designed him at work during one shift 'he' was intended to be a 'she', but his appearance suited male much more so it stuck. Remember back when I mentioned changing my art shop name to 'Radioactive SnakeDreams'? He's kind of the result of that brainthread. The idea for a logo was a snake of either the python or boa family with the last third of its body becoming translucent to reveal skeletal structures within.

Nakoda is a mix of raven, barn owl, and python, and is apparently with a 'scientific name' of Strigicormata for his species as ~Key2Immortality and I were tossing ideas back and forth as far as combination naming for this 'ground basilisk'. While yes he glows like a bleedin night light, he is not truly radioactive as we figured it out - more or less taking on the characteristics of animals like flamingos in the food source they eat, the moss that his species' prey eats on his world has biolume properties, which passes through the food chain to the apex predators and grants them the ability to blend better as a result. The last quarter to third of their tails are rather translucent, revealing bone silhouettes. Predominantly his species is a mix of owl, bird (other species), and snake respectively, as the owl genes give them the rotatable outer digits to grab and manipulate objects.

I still haven't written more in-depth on him and his species, but Nakoda is a harmless giant of a trickster amongst his adopted clan, who's members take after the viper family and are much smaller, with a hobby in wood carving and improvisational tools.

/character info

This piece was a pain in itself because.... SNAKE SKIN FOLDS DARMIT! I know that I went a little too bold in the scale reflections, but that's all in the learning curve right? Though the scanner did loose a lot of the softer detailing and color gradients T_T Used a marker base and then applied the rest of the colors via pencil (and did all the ribs in pencil!) however, the torso feathers ended up going darker than I planned so I couldn't do my shading experiment with it :C Ah well, another character to guinea pig that on! I also darkened the background so it wasn't so glaringly white XP

Likely Nakoda here and a few other oddballs of his kind, who I'm thinking of calling Havii (WHAAAAT?! A simple name?! What is this madness!!!!), will be the only ones in existence, but if you guys are curious in a potential new species for adoption I could slip them into the species list to work on!

Ok, still tired and stressed as all get out, I'm taking meself to bed T_T Zzzzzzzz..... Oh yeah, new written siggy! Likey? I figured I needed a signature with my real initials in the event I change my username XP
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Aki-rain Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student General Artist
This is such a fascinating combination! I love owls and snakes, and it's great seeing a fantastic mix of both of them. Excellent work on all the details, too - this looks surprisingly believable! 
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TaesoSpiritDragon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ Thanks! I do hope to work more on traditional materials soonish.
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Pure-Decay Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist
aaaa This is Gorgeous *3*   wish I could favourite multiple times, sadfdfda <3
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TaesoSpiritDragon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ Thanks! My traditional skills still do need refining though >_>;
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Pure-Decay Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Refining? Are you sure? >> << This design is pretty perfect and amazingly executed; anatomy, colour, lining,shading, highlighting,  asdfhdgeverything~  If there's need for refining, I can't see it x:
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TaesoSpiritDragon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^; It's more the traditional processes with pencils and markers that needs better refining in skill.
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Friggin' awesome my friend, live his anatomy! :wow: Cool colors! I love his owl face. :heart:
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TaesoSpiritDragon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ Thanks! I'm still working on re-learning traditionals.
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool. :)
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Moonkelpie Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Daaaannngg.... At first, I thought this was digital!:wow: TaesoSpiritDragon, If I may ask, approximately how long did this take to complete?:? Nakoda is such a handsome being!:iconcannotevenplz:
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