A commission I did for a friend of her character
Spider baby grows up to be a babe.
In the first photo, she is about 45. In the bottom she is around 2800 or so.
Species Physical Description (Light)
Her species is a race of intelligent arachnid creatures that can look like THIS. Their average lifespan is 10,000 years, over which they mature very, very slowly.
They function in a way related to ant colonies, where there are the Mothers who are huge, monstrous creatures that stay in the nesting caverns and give birth to each brood. The mothers are guarded by Nesters, who groom the babies as they develop and provide resistance to males who come to mate with the Mother. Aside from one to three males, the broods are entirely female. The ages of the mothers are unknown, as it is a kept secret among the species and they are very tight-lipped about it as a default.
Each brood is spaced about 1,000 years apart, and they are born in the caverns of a planet that the species has bought the rights to from the native population. There are three main “types” of broodlings that are born, the Weavers, the Diggers, and the Runners. The younglings, when born, are about the size of a soccer ball. They are non-sentient at first, and only function to consume. 75% of each brood is lost through the younglings consuming each other in the caverns. They stay in the caverns for around a century after birth. Over that century they grow larger and begin to develop fine motor control, which is necessary for them to be able to navigate the web system that clouds the caves. They also begin to develop sentience, and after the initial century they have the learning capability of a human child.
While in the caverns, the Nesters begin to teach the more developed broodlings the art of Glamour, which they use to disguise themselves. The magic that they must be proficient at before they are removed from the caverns comes in two forms: Displacement, and Concealing.
- In the Displacement, the broodlings have to displace the mass of their form so that they can take on a disguise. They create a small pocket in space where they store their bodies (typically everything except for the upper body) but they are still connected to the portions stored away, and are able to access them. It is this way that they can produce Thread when they are in their disguised form.
- In Concealing, it is just a simple glamor that overlays their less-appealing bodies so that they can better interact with other species. Younger members of the species can typically only cast an optical illusion. If an outsider touches them, they would feel the hard plates of their exterior shell rather than skin. Mastery comes with age, and this becomes a non-issue.
Once the spiderlings leave the caverns, they are typically adopted by a Caretaker of their same type that teaches skills, crafts, fighting techniques, and how to interact with the outside world. The younger charges usually form a strong bond with their caretaker and incorporate some part of the caretaker into their Name as a sign of affection or respect.
The Name is, as you’d expect, the individual’s name. However it gets a bit more complicated than a simple string of sounds that identifies someone. The Name in itself comes in two parts; the spoken name, and the written name. The spoken Name is just the typical syllables that the individual chooses for themselves at some point during their life. This can change at any time, though frequent changes are discouraged as it gets very confusing. The written Name is far more important and permanent, as it is burned into the individual’s back on their upper body. The Name is an image that is added onto as the individual goes on with their life. The base of the Name identifies their type (Weaver, Digger, Runner). The most prominent details usually are the Caretaker, important friends, occupation, and life events that the individual felt deserved to be incorporated into their Name. For someone to be included in a Name, the person must have been extremely important to the life of the individual. When someone is incorporated, their image in the Name can describe their physical appearance, species, relationship to the individual, the individual’s opinion on them, and many fine details all within the space of about 5 square inches. This is due to the species language not relying on strings of symbols, but rather on combination of shapes (think Gallifreyan from Doctor Who).
I’ll update it as I go along.
This is my art, please do not use without my permission. I have no idea what anyone would use it for, but still, it’s just common manners, people.
More art! Also related to that new species I’m cooking up yaaaaaaaaaaaaay
I think I posted these, but heeeeeeeeeeeeeere they are just in case.
She is adorable.
I’ve actually created another species, that I’m really proud of so far. To be simple, they’re huge fucking spiders that live for way to long and have a vice grip on the textile industry in their little corner of the universe.
I’ll probably explain more about them as I go, because I’ve loads of ideas that I really like yes.
Momma and her lil’ Baby.
The woman is a disconnected dryad, the baby is a tiefling, and the father is the lord of one of the nine realms of hell. It’s just like one of the very best of soap operas.
Drawn in sketchbook with felt-tip marker, colored digitally in gimp.
That’s a baby right there.
Just some practice in drawing little half-devil toddlers. What a cutie.
YAY ART. Goodness, I haven’t just taken time to sketch in a while, it felt pretty good to go at this, not looking for a finished product, just for an idea.
So yes, another roleplay character, but this is her in the beginning stages of a transformation into pretty much a dryad. At this point in time she’s just blaming it on not eating enough carrots to keep her orange levels up.
That shirt looks so comfy I want it
Don’t ask me about her knee I’m not sure what’s going on there either.
Oh, that’s pretty shi-OH WHAT THE HELL
Oh goodness I rather like how this turned out. :3
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