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Malacandrian Doodles

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Malacandrian Doodles

Postby Kanakaberaka » 15 May 2006, 15:36

Presented here, with some important help from Stanley, are my attempts at sketching some major characters from "Out of the Silent Planet". At the top there's Ransom the pedestrian on his way to Sterk. To the left in the middle row is a hross. To the right is a sorn. And finally at the bottom is a pfifltrigg.

so it goes...


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Postby Kanakaberaka » 15 May 2006, 15:53

Steve said :
Nice. I like the Pfifltriggi more than all. Is it in the text that he has lots of things in his pockets, or were you thinking of them as super geeks with multiple pocket protectors?


Monica opined :
Hee hee. I liked the Pfifltriggi best too. The sorn looked a little more 'Arnold Schwarzenegger' than I would have expected. (Good chest muscles from all that thin air, maybe.)


I replied to Steve with "Malacandrian Nerds... " :
...NOT!
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Is it in the text that he has lots of things in his pockets, or were you thinking of them as super geeks with multiple pocket protectors?
- Steve
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As a matter of fact I have attempted to include all the details provided about the appearance of my namesake, Kanakaberaka, from chapter 17. That thing in his mouth is a small tool. I suppose the pfifltriggi might appear geeky because of their attention to artistic details and the fact that they live in a matriarchy.
There are a few details about the sorn which I have gotten wrong. But they are not very noticable in this size of picture.


The Big Sleep J compimented me with "Hnau now, brown cow.... " :
Great sketches, Kanak!

Sterk looks very good (although albeit a bit sparse). With color you'd be able to give a good concept of a town at dusk. Ransom looks good as well. The Hross looks good as well(although not as I imagined them the first time I read the book...I guess my view was incorrect ;-) ) and the sorn as well. As for your namesake, he was the one you've (obviously) placed the most detail in. Glad to finally see it.


I explained my sketches with "Color My World" :
I thought of using crayons to give these sketches some color. But I fell back on my Keep It Simple priciple, and left them as is. The pedestrian sketch was realy just a preliminary one I did on penfeed paper. I am surprised that Stanley saw fit to display it here. And I'm glad he did now that I see it posted. It looks much better since it's a lot smaller that the original. I was going to add some blue crayon streaks to simulate rain, but decided against it.


Stanley Anderson explained his inclusion of my sketch of The Pedestrian among this group :
I figured there should be a representative of each of the four hnau forms.

--Stanley
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re: Malacandrian Doodles

Postby Messenger_of_Eden » 23 May 2006, 17:02

*Looks around thread*
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re: Malacandrian Doodles

Postby Messenger_of_Eden » 23 May 2006, 17:03

*Looks more around thread*
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re: Malacandrian Doodles

Postby Messenger_of_Eden » 23 May 2006, 17:03

what sketches? *blink blink*
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re: Malacandrian Doodles

Postby bekados » 23 May 2006, 19:40

Just what I was thinking. Maybe it's not working on our server... :rolleyes:
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