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A Study of Neimoidians by Kweh-chan A Study of Neimoidians by Kweh-chan
Everything you ever wanted to know about Neimoidians, but were afraid to ask!

Oh how I've wanted to do this for so long! Educate the public about the differences between Neimoidains and Duros, and break out my Da Vinci! Additionally, this served as a FANTASTIC way to practice...whoever said to draw your own anatomy charts to improve your drawing skills is a flipping genius!

Everything you see here is based on canon; I get all of my information from Wookieepedia, the films, The Clone Wars, and various book sources, including the Visual Dictionaries, novels, etc.

(disclaimer: that's undetailed, scientific nudity right there; nothing sexual about it...therefore, no mature warning!)

Edit: OMG!!! This has been published on JediNews.co.uk!!! [link]
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Tryphosa20 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The detailing is incredible. I've never come across anyone so enamored with the neimodian species before :D. I don't think anyone has to worry about lack of information and reference for them.
It’s amazing that this chart was just a collective gathering of information you’ve gathered. I wish for every species or division of Star Wars there was at least one devoted fan so everything and character had its chance to shine in the spotlight, and you could always ask that person for info because they would like the expert. :iconlegaspplz:
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!

LOL, I assure you that there's not one person on this planet who loves them more than me <3. I'd love to see some recognised, devoted fans too; it'd just be such an awesome reference and database to have! There are a couple of people I know who are like that (one person, in particular, for Quarrens), and whose judgement on a certain species I would trust infinitely. Oh man, if I could be that person for Neimoidians/Duros, I would die happily!
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Tryphosa20 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you already are lol. I would love to be that person for the Anakin + Padme relationship =P, specifically for art colleting though since I know I'm not the only big fan of them. I'm really curious if it's not too improper to ask, what was it about the species that grabbed your attention so much :)? Most fans are into the trilogy, bounty hunters, sith, Jedi or their own OC's.
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well thank you very much! And I certainly think you're well on your way to becoming the go-to person for Anakin and Padme. I think you have such a cool project going on, with drawing them together in every one of her dresses. For me, it's things like that which really show dedication, knowledge, and attention to detail!

Haha, not improper at all! I do have an OC (a couple, actually), which I've been working on for 8 years, but my focus is still the Neimoidians/Duros. It's such a long answer I have to give for you to get a good idea, so I'm going to direct you to a page on my (Neimoidian) website which answers that exact question in hte best way possible :D [link]
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Tryphosa20 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that was quite the read. I’m not sure why but I read it all. I guess I really was curious! I think your story has a lot of elements that ring true for many SW fans. I know I could relate on a number of points. Coincidently but not surprisingly, Senate Spy was my very first CW episode too. I didn’t know it was a show up till then =P.
I never knew that much about Neimoidian society before. I wonder if what you find so interesting about turtles is also what draws you to the Neimoidians /Duros. I have to admit though, the term grub hatcheries cracks me up. I find it so funny they would refer to their own babies as "grub" :giggle:.


On an unrelated note, have you moved back to Israel? I remember when I was there. You’re so fortunate that you got to live in such a beautiful place.
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, MAJOR kudos to you for sticking with it all the way through! I greatly appreciate it 8D. It's probably not a revolutionary story by any means, but it does concern an uncommon subject :D.

I never thought about my love of Neimoidians with respect to my love of turtles. I doubt it was an influencing factor, but I can draw some comparisons between the two loves. I definitely feel a sympathy for both, an absolutely cannot stand to see either harmed.

Unfortunately, I haven't been back yet, but I fully intend to someday. The four years I spent there were the most wonderful of my life, and not a day goes by where I don't think about it. When were you there? And why, for that matter? :D
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Tryphosa20 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It was my parents who dreamt of always visiting there. When we finally had the money our family went down there for about 2 weeks. It was the same day Israel was celebrating their 60th birthday. It was only a vacation but it was one of the best vacations I've ever had. We saw most of Israel but we opted for a personal tour guide instead of the packaged tours but he had a temper when driving on the road =P. Tiberias was my absolute favorite place. I think it was a combination of our hotel and view overlooking the Galilee. I took so many photos with my camera as well but I haven't uploaded them to Deviantart because my hardrive is not with me right now. One day I’ll post them, but just my best ones.
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh wow. That must have been amazing; I'm so envious! Despite living there for four years, I didn't actually see very much of the country. I was young and very reclusive, so I definitely missed out. The majority of what I saw was on school trips or trips I had to take with my family when people were visiting. I did the Dead Sea, the Negev, Eilat, Haifa (and the Baha'i Gardens), Bet Guvrin/Tel Maresha, and a couple of other cultural places. I plan on seeing as much as I can when I go back. It's amazing how skewed of image people seem to have of Israel being dangerous and all. We were there when the Iraq War began (we were even evacuated), and not once did I actually feel in any danger whatsoever. There's a town about 20 mins from where we lived and from the hill in the high street we could see the West Bank...again, I felt no danger. I felt safer walking home from school in Kfar Shmaryahu than I did in Colorado Springs XD

Haha! I don't blame your dad at all. To this day, my family and best friend (who IS Israeli) and I still joke about "Israeli driving."
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Tryphosa20 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry I spelled Neimoidian wrong :blush:
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! No worries - easy mistake to make. ;)
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TurquoisePastel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
really neat study :)
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TurquoisePastel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome c:
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miha9000 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
added to Sketches and concepts in Sci-fi Archives
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TheLastEmpress Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Writer
This is incredible!
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! 8D
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Ultrabountyhunter Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I love this...with all of my love.
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! 8D
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Ultrabountyhunter Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Welcome!
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Darkinyron Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFG THANK YOU MAJOR HELP!!!!! I COULD REALLY USE THIS FOR MY CHARACTER !
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL, you're welcome.
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Exodrake Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
If they lay eggs, why do they have navels?
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Exodrake Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Whoops, I misread the part of the guide that mentions their reproduction. Derp.
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! No worries!

That I actually based off of some pictures in a couple of Black Horse Star Wars comics. I know with certainty that, at least, Neimoidians have them 8D
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Exodrake Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
This study is very well done. Very detailed and the art is nice :)
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much 8D
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ark17 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow !!! SO great ! I hope you will chek my gallerie : I publish some neimoidian stuff. Perhaps this can you servire inspiration ;)
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'll have a look 8D
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OKami-hu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great, considering the Duros are one of my fave species.

I found only one oddity. Duros lay eggs according to this study, whereas Neomidians give birth to live young, Yet, Neomidian mammary glands are devolved. Shouldn't it be the other way 'round...? Babies need their nutrition, whereas offspring in an egg essentially feeds on the egg's nutritious contents until it's ready to hatch, and by that time, its system is ready to accept regular food.

Also, full Duros and Chagrian studies would be loved. =3 T'Rana Chance and General Syn Katta would thank you most generously.
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!

I know, I found that strange too. Duros lay eggs according to Wookiepedia; however, I have another, very recent souce that may say otherwise back home. I'm currently on vactation, but I'm going to verify it in the next three weeks.

Don't forget, of course, that some mammals on earth do lay eggs AND lactate: echidnas and duck-billed platypus are two examples. Furthermore, some reptiles give birth to live young, but do no lactate, such as the boa constrictor. Neimoidians, despite giving birth to live young, do not raise them, instead putting them into grub hatcheries for the first seven years of life to weed out the weak from the strong - therefore, they literally have no need to lactate and feed their young.

Thank you; I might do them if I have the time!
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OKami-hu Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is true, but the exceptions don't make the rule; the rest does. =3 Since I haven't done research, I have no idea since when the Neimoidian culture flourishes as it is, but it'd take a lot of time for a social habit to directly affect a species' physiology. Evolution is a persistent thing.

I'm not trying to be a douche, I'm just enjoying the scientific banter. =D You obviously have good sources, but we know how Lucas is.
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neimoidia was colonised between 25000BBY and 22000BBY, and by 15000BBY, the inhabitants, the Neimoidians, were genetically distinct enough to be considered a different species (according to Star Wars canon) - that's not to say that they stopped evolving. Our own species, homo sapiens, has been evolving for over 200000 years, and has undergone both physical and behavioural changes since the point at which it could be classified as a separate species. I cannot say when the changes took place, I am only making deductions based upon the information at hand.

Why must something follow a specific rule according to what we have determined? There is too much that is undiscovered, including in our own planet and biology, to state definitively that something can or cannot be. And, again, we see in our own biology that there are exceptions to rules; regardless of whether or not an exeption makes or fits a rule, it exists and is therefore possible. That's, of course, saying nothing of specific adaptations to certain planetary or environmental conditions.

I based a lot of my deductions about their mammary glands based on a report I read recently about the development of the human breast. Compared to other mammals, humans constantly appear as though they are lactating (you can see this especially when compared to our closest primate relatives); however, their evolutions has stemmed not entirely from responses to environment and survival, but also from sexual attraction. In a great many parts of the world, breasts have developed into a part of human sexuality; a more virile or attractive partner, naturally speaking, has a greater chance of having offspring. Thus, the trait is passed down.

Don't worry, enjoy scientific banter as well. I'm actually working on a degree in astrophysics at the moment at my uni, so I have a pretty good idea of how much is yet unknown or undiscovered.
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
This is awesome! Are you going to do other species? This would make great guides for creating alien characters in a SW RPG.
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!

I might do Duros and Chagrians; they're my favourites, after Neimoidians.
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The-Ultras-Narrator Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work here. This really covers what any star wars fan could know about them.
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much; I assure you, no one loves them more than me 8D
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The-Ultras-Narrator Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Anytime. I hope you do more anatomy, if your interested in other species and willing to read this much about them. i learned more about them now, then did on Wookiepedia.
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thank you very much!

I may do a Duros one at some point, and maybe a Chagrian one.
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The-Ultras-Narrator Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Anytime.

I'm looking forward to your future works, you do a wonderful job in illustration and research.
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for your interest and kind compliment 8D
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The-Ultras-Narrator Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
anytime.
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GwenCanDrawZat Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Quite useful!! If I draw a Meniodians I'll come here!! :D
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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GwenCanDrawZat Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Your welcome!! :)
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