TSA related art and stuff. (III)

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« Reply #180 on: June 19, 2014, 04:54:28 pm »
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« Reply #181 on: June 19, 2014, 05:02:35 pm »
Wow--Meyna and Somnambulist, that's awesome.  I never thought about the Inchoroi having any analogues in our world, but it seems obvious now.

On a related point, i'm a little confused about the clam/skull.  Does it point in the nose direction like a shark's fin or is it perpendicular to the nose like a fan or crown...or does Bakker leave it up to us?

I found his description in TFS very confusing.
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« Reply #183 on: June 19, 2014, 05:21:57 pm »
This is the best description of the Inchies, from The False Sun.

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The creature stood naked, as was his want, his wings folded into wicked hooks about either side of his great skull, which would have been cumbersome, had it not curved into a crest, narrow and deep, like an oyster set on end. A proportionate face hung from the fore, loutish with the absence of expression, nostrils drawn into shining gashes, sockets plugged with lobes of bare white meat. A second face filled the mouth, sheathing a second skull fused within the crocodilian jaws of the greater. Second eyes regarded the Hero-Mage with leering expectation. Second lips grinned about teeth like nails...

My bold.  I read that as being 'inline' like pointing to the front.
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« Reply #184 on: June 19, 2014, 06:05:09 pm »
And while we're on tangents, just remembered this.  Origin of the skin spies...  lol

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« Reply #185 on: June 19, 2014, 06:16:57 pm »
lol yup, there you go.
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« Reply #186 on: June 19, 2014, 09:07:31 pm »
Thanks, guys.  FB, yeah, I can see that.  Didn't realize I was moving in that direction til you pointed it out.  Hm.  In retrospect, I think I wanted them all to be more like Yatwer (very cosmic with only a hint of anthropomorphism), but that obviously didn't last long.  Now, it's like a creature feature.  lol

Meyna:  I agree totally.  I always thought the Inchoroi were based on the Egyptian god Sobek  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sobek, what with their 'crocodilian jaws' and association with fertility/sex:

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"Unis is Sobek, green of plumage, with alert face and raised fore, the splashing one who came from the thigh and tail of the great goddess in the sunlight…Unis has appeared as Sobek, Neith’s son. Unis will eat with his mouth, Unis will urinate and Unis will copulate with his penis. Unis is lord of semen, who takes women from their husbands to the place Unis likes according to his heart’s fancy. "

I imagined the Inchies a bit like Sobek, with the front of the head being crocodilian still but a bit shorter to allow the back of the head to elongate into a crest. To paraphrase the head is described as "a crest so large as to be cumbersome except for its thinning at the tip". I imagine the crocodilian jaws to be shorter to allow for the human head to fit more comfortably in its gape.


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« Reply #187 on: June 20, 2014, 12:06:39 pm »
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« Reply #188 on: June 23, 2014, 09:32:53 pm »
Hi Somnambulist. Would love to see your take on The Priapic God, Hotos. And Gierra.

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« Reply #189 on: June 23, 2014, 09:58:55 pm »
I started Gierra yesterday, but wasn't happy with it.  I'll have a re-think about that one.  Hotos is on the list.
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« Reply #190 on: June 28, 2014, 01:28:17 am »
Needed a break from the gods, so been working on this one.

http://spiralhorizon.deviantart.com/art/FalseSun-464002095
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« Reply #191 on: June 28, 2014, 02:34:20 am »
Gall. Somnambulist, that is amazing. More so than your usual fare.

EDIT: You might as well be TSA's official artist at this point.
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« Reply #192 on: June 28, 2014, 04:37:36 am »
Might as well... ?   Bakker should commission a set of covers from Somna.

Could I suggest a subject?
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« Reply #193 on: June 28, 2014, 07:54:55 am »
Wow, guys, thanks!  Really awesome comments.  Really appreciate it.

Curethan:  sure you can.  Just bear in mind these are all done in my spare time, so it might be a while.  There are a few suggestions people have made that I intend to do eventually, but haven't yet.  Also, I'm fickle. :)  just pre-warning you is all
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« Reply #194 on: June 28, 2014, 09:37:13 am »
Needed a break from the gods, so been working on this one.

http://spiralhorizon.deviantart.com/art/FalseSun-464002095

*Jaw drop*

That's awesome.