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???)
(And yes, Neimoidi mothers don't hang around with their children often.... so her wearing a fancy crest is justified with her lack of inexperience.
And thank you very much
Very nice piece of art anyway. When I see your art, I notice you have made quite a lot of representations of this species.
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"!)
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...
She could be a Duros, maybe? They actually take care of their young and a\re generally a nicer species.
Lovely picture anyway.
Very moving imagery, motherhood is very beautiful I so love seeing this image! Gorgeous details and rich color, very sweet! The texture look to your coloring gives extra depth to this
I'd like seeing a more gentler take on the Neimoidians, I think they have a happier life if they got a childhood free from struggle and violence.
I think the issue with the grub hatcheries (assuming that's what you're referring to) is that they seem so outrageous in terms of other species. When you get down to it, I actually think they've got a good system going: there'll never be overpopulation, there's a steady stream of workers for menial labour, and those who are leading are truly the most clever and resourceful (for the most part *coughDaultayDofinecoughcough*)
They still are very neat though, no way other beings would evolve like to humans.
Also, something about the way she looks at the baby gives me feels she’s been a barren mother, desperately wanting to have a child and the portrait was painted in celebration of finally having one of her own after so long .
You know, I was actually thinking about using this female for a Neimoidian Jedi OC, with a similar story to that. But I REALLY love your idea! I'd love to use it in some form, if I may.
Just cuz they go into hives on Neimoidia doesn't mean Neimoidian moms abandon their kids for 7 years on other planets. In fact, they likely raise them according to that planet's social norms or just out of necessity since it's unlikely that other planets would offer such competitive nurseries.
And it's not completely impossible for a Neimoidian to only have 1 baby. It's possible, just not probable. I had a dog who got pregnant when I was a kid and she only had 1 puppy. She was healthy and everything; the vet said nothing was wrong and that he'd seen it on occasion.
I think the one you drew definitely loves her baby! If anything, having only one would make her love it even more!
I agree. I always believed that Neimoidians offworld would have possibly hand-raised their children. They may also have left their children in the hatcheries on one of the Neimoidian worlds, while the parents, themselves, lived offworld. But that's beside the point.
Not impossible, but unlikely. I've deduced that Neimoidians give birth to multiple young as a result of the harsh conditions of Neimoidia, to ensure that at least one offspring survived. Nowadays, a large brood isn't financially ideal, but continues, influenced by the grub hatchery system. This ensures that the Neimoidian race is primarily comprised of the best individuals. The weaker ones, meanwhile, provide a steady source of labour. There'll never be unemployment nor overpopulation. It's perfect!