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Neimoidian Mother and Infant by Kweh-chan Neimoidian Mother and Infant by Kweh-chan
Oh my LORD, I worked for-bloody-ever on this one!

I know this is extremely socially incorrect. Not only do Neimoidians give birth to multiple young, but they don't even raise them until they're seven, and out of the grub hatcheries...but I've been wanting to do something like for a couple of weeks. I was inspired by a picture I found on Google of a Sullustan mother and baby, and I knew I would have to do a Neimoidian version. Besides, mother and child is such a beautiful, precious, even holy image...although I don't know how safe a bet it is to wear a hat with dangly bits like that around a baby.

I'm enjoying this new colouring style; I'll still probably cell-shade every now and then; however, I like that I can sort of add "texture" with this. I've also started playing with overlays...and certainly paying more attention to backgrounds.

Things may be done differently in Neimoidian culture...but don't ever say that a Neimoidian mother doesn't love her children. I WANT A NEIMOIDIAN BABY!!! (you listening Senator Dod???)
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Dotterall Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014   General Artist
Aw this is so sweet!
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much <3
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Samathou Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't really know what a Neimoidian is... (looks like an alien, haha) but I appreciate the idea though; the representation of a mother with her progeny. :D Gives another point of view than the human one, another point of view of the motherhood... I am still pretty curious to know what's behind her in grey? A window or something like that? 
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neimoidians are a non-human species from Star Wars. If you've seen Episode I, they are the ones in control of the Trade Federation, who blockade and invade Naboo. The window behind her is just a view outside of one of their planets. They own several colony worlds, outside of their home planet, including Cato Neimoidia, the oldest and wealthiest of them. On Cato, they live on bridge cities, which is kind of what you can see outside.

And thank you very much :)
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Samathou Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm, I haven't really followed Star Wars' series... :hmm: But your message cleared it up. You're a fan of Star Wars by the way? 

Very nice piece of art anyway. When I see your art, I notice you have made quite a lot of representations of this species. :D
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I daresay I'm one of the biggest Star Wars fans :)

Thank you very much! Neimoidians (and their genetic cousins, the Duros, another SW species), are beyond special for me, and represent, in my eyes, the image of beauty. Many fans hate them, however, so, since 2010, I've been working, in one way or another to try and put them in a better light for people, and part of that is through my art. I actually recently got a Neimoidian named after me (No joke! Look up "Zill Kartay"!) :D
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Samathou Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*isn't sure where to research so look for this on Google Image*

Hahaha, oh, looks like there are results for this, even on wiki... But it's not written that it was named after the deviant "Kweh-chan" though.

Very interesting goal that you have to give a better view on these creatures... Sounds like you're a very huge fan of them! How lucky some film-makers are to have fans who help and praise their work... :thanks:
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Maelora69 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

She could be a Duros, maybe? They actually take care of their young and a\re generally a nicer species. 


Lovely picture anyway.  

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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope! She's a Neimoidian. I drew her as such...there's no way with her physical features she's a Duros...

Thank you!
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Maelora69 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, I thought they were pretty much the same species with only cultural differences...
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