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03 March 2008, 06:15 PM
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03 March 2008, 06:29 AM

Trying to think of a humorous alien-human interaction :) .

03 March 2008, 05:21 PM (

Inspired from the book cover, "The Uplift War," -Uplift Series #3 (1987)

03 March 2008, 08:08 PM
Nice concepts.

03 March 2008, 12:56 AM
Thanks Corrie! :D Woo-hoo, my first comment! :)

Have you entered in the contest? (I searched for your name in the image thread, but I'm not sure that I'm doing a good job at the search function).

03 March 2008, 03:57 AM (

From David Brin's suggested scene; The Uplift War, #15 .

"The beautiful tymbrimi (alien) girl Athaclena hikes in the mountains of Garth, escorted by a human (Robert)"

03 March 2008, 10:33 PM (

Take two on;

From David Brin's suggested scene; The Uplift War, #15 .

"The beautiful tymbrimi (alien) girl Athaclena hikes in the mountains of Garth, escorted by a human (Robert)"

03 March 2008, 02:58 PM
nice drawings!
i like the last one most! =)

03 March 2008, 03:44 AM
Tymbrimi have VERY wide set eyes, almost to the edge of their heads. They're not large eyes, just set far apart. David describes a hormonal trick Tymbrimi can do to change their shape a bit to make them more appealing to other species. Also the propotions of their limbs is off compared to ours, like shorter thighs and longer calfs.

Kevin Lenagh/ Contacting Aliens.

03 March 2008, 05:28 AM
Thank You Filipe & Kevin (Minneapolis, cool! :thumbsup: )!

I appreciate the input Kevin, I'll be sure to use it. And I'm very glad you mention it, since I don't know where to place Athaclena's human-like appearance. In this description she sounds like she looks more human;

Athaclena had been changing her appearance to look more like a human female since the day she arrived on Garth, a half year before the Gubru invasion. She had oval eyes with large gold flecked green irises and had aquired tear ducts and the ability to cry. During her time in the Mulun Mountains, Athaclena gained great respect from chimpanzee rebels that insisted on calling her General. She also married Robert Oneagle, whom she had fallen in love with,

But, I completely agree with your description, -the Tymbrimi do not look as human (I keep fudging her look to be more human like, & that makes her look less alien, which makes the whole scene look less like a 'human-alien' interaction). Again, Thank You Kevin! I will go more alien & Tymbrimi with her appearance :) .

03 March 2008, 05:38 AM (

From a section of David Brin's suggested scene, #15;
"(where illegal research on Gorillas is taking place.)"

03 March 2008, 06:37 AM
That gorilla concept is beautifull, i love the soft "hospital" lighting ambience that you can see. definately the best of the bunch. gratz on that illustration :),


03 March 2008, 03:23 PM
Thank You Marley! :) Glad you like it, you master of light! I keep trying to do more with the light.

03 March 2008, 04:49 AM (

From a section of David Brin's suggested scenes, #15, "Suddenly, the Gubru aliens (tall, birdlike creatures) attack the colony by dropping heavy gas that affects humans, but not chimps."

But, I consider this one a flop :) . No alien-human interaction, and I didn't like how it came out.

03 March 2008, 05:17 AM
Ack.. double post, sorry :blush: :D .

03 March 2008, 06:55 AM
Wow, great concept sketches. I like the two sketches of Athaclena and Robert the best.

03 March 2008, 05:25 PM
Thank you Tom! :) I appreciate getting the feedback on which one(s) are liked best, -that will help me to pick out the one I select for doing the final on :thumbsup: .

03 March 2008, 05:34 PM (

So does this look like what a Gubru might look like? (just having fun messing with the concepts)

04 April 2008, 12:55 AM (

From what I remember, Gubru would never be around humans without a weapon, but -due to obeying protocol, the Gubru would sometimes be in situations where they could not attack or kill humans.

04 April 2008, 03:17 AM
Lots of great concepts, but I really like the gorilla research one myself. The mood, compsition and lighting is superb and I really like expression on the gorilla. I also think the character design of the scientist is very well suited. My vote would be to persue this one, but I'm sure you will do a great job with anyone that you go forward with! All the best and good luck.

04 April 2008, 04:33 AM
Thanks Andrew! :)

I think that is one I'll go with, -the gorilla research. I appreciate the feedback! :thumbsup:
(maybe I'll add in the Tymbrimi).

04 April 2008, 04:34 AM (

Just having some fun :)

04 April 2008, 07:20 PM (

From when the Pring are allowed to bring the Humpback whales with them to the undocumented cometary outpost at the fringes of the Pusaut system.

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