noisulli

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In order from top to bottom, Larips, Latep, Radec, Ralos and Ranul!

I’ve been dying to change the top three’s names. I came up with all these guys about 6 years ago because I was bored in class, and I started just writing random words backwards and creating/naming characters after them. Now it just seems silly, but I’m also still really attached to them haha. I can’t not think of them as anything but those names, so…. I’m stuck with it. |:D

Even their species’ name is “Noisulli” (Illusion, backwards) *SIGH*

Also this is like, my tenth time redesigning Larips, Radec and Latep. |:D
I think I like these designs though. Maybe.

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Two small drawings from this past week! I’d post them separately but… nnggh.

The first one’s actually an old drawing of Muinnellim that I found and finished up real quick. The second one is a kind of out of character doodle of Ranul. I just like the colors. :T

I literally haven’t had any time to draw much, plus I have terrible art block! Or actually not really “art block” as more just “I’m going to draw Ranul over and over again”. My original characters are fun for me to draw again yaaay

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Finalizing some of the appearances of the Creators! And a bonus Successors drawing too!

Unlike average civilian Noisulli, a lot of the Creators’ appearances come from past leaders. They are cloned from a special set of genetics gathered from each past leader, and then genetically altered using Iolaria to make each new Noisulli a unique individual.
Repetitive features happen a lot, and some are more common than others such as “mask” markings and crown-like formations on the forehead. They also skip around each generation. Ranul and Ralos got their looks predominately from Yrovi and Ynobe (who I have not designed yet!)

Also Noisulli have last names! Good luck pronouncing them! ;D

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I had these sketches sitting around since…. oh my god what like, May or something?? So, at the near end of 2015, I finally finished these up. Pffffpfpfpttpfppftttt.

The Ralop and Diov page (last one) is my favorite by the way! I’ve really had a soft spot for those two recently. Also I meant to do one for Egarim and Rorrim, but I bet that would sit around in the WIP folder until May 2016 haha!

I’m starting to work on some guides for my Noisulli! It’s a lot of information to illustrate and write for! This is just one of the pages so far, there are a few more formations I have to make charts for too. This is just a brief run-down, formations aren’t just limited to what’s shown here.
You won’t be able to read the text unless you full-view it! Also sorry in advance for any typos or errors!

“Iolaria” is a general term used by the Noisulli, as it co-exists with just about everything in their world. Their landscape, their energy to power their cities up and even themselves. Noisulli are roughly 40% Iolarian, and is how they can be so diverse despite resorting to cloning themselves for species surivial. When they “genetically alter” themselves, they are just reprogramming Iolaria.

Iolaria is actually a form of nanotechnology that will adapt to just about anything. It will form into whatever you program it to. However, whatever it makes is still classified as artificial and it cannot make living, organic tissues. Noisulli have artificial organs created by Iolaria that work alongside their real ones, since they’ve became so weak of a species due to continual cloning and heavy reliance on Iolaria.

As Iolaria changes it structure to these organs (or anything for that matter), it builds up energy fast. It needs some sort of vent to release this extra material. Thus, it creates Iolaria formations that become part of the host’s appearance. These formations can either benefit the Noisulli or hinder it.

The formation types can be influenced by location or climate, or by manual alteration. However once a formation has appeared shortly after birth, it’s hard to change it or remove it without it overreacting and affecting the rest of the Iolaria within the host’s body.

Finally had time to draw something! Originally this was a speedpaint but it was really fun and relaxing to draw, so I finished it up completely~

Subject matter-wise, the shoulder plates Noisulli Creators wear (made out of Iolaria and resemble Muinnellim’s) allow them to be “invisible” to Muinnellim and its Iolarian spawn.
But this looks like some shippy drawing instead HAHAHA. MAY OR MAY NOT SHIP MY OWN CHARACTERS TOGETHER???

Guess who just learned how to use Mandelbulb 3D today! (I had the program for like, half a year and I just figured it out…) It was more I wanted to learn how to make buildings and stuff with it! I’d imagine Noisulli landscapes and cities would be very fractal-based, as most of their supplies and pretty much everything is Iolaria based (their universal building material). The cities practically create themselves, and the Noisulli modify what they find.

Not sure what kind of place this is! But it has some pretty useless roadways.
“What, how did you get over there?”
“Jumped, I dunno lol.”

Small page of Ranul expressions, with some really funky lighting and smooth shading because I wanted to try out a different style and use a different brush.

Also trying to be really consistent with how I draw my Noisulli. So many times in the past I have forgotten to include Ranul’s sharp canine teeth! Which by the way are pretty much considered “baby teeth” in the Noisulli world. By his current age they’re suppose to be worn down and flush with the rest of his teeth. He’s babied them his entire life and kept them from wearing down so he can maintain an intimidating appearance. But now he can’t smile casually without appearing like he’s going to tear somebody’s throat out. His counterpart at birth, Ralos, also has sharp canines as well!

Also the back of Ranul’s head is the bane of my existence.

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Two variations of the same fractal, plus I added in Muinnellim and Ranul.

An unknown ancient artifact roughly 235,000 years old from the original Noisulli planet, brought back to the new planet to be studied. It’s been theorized that it was part of a ship, though some believe it to be a giant clock or dial of some sort, some even calling it a “doomsday clock”.

It also makes for a nice conversation piece or an over glorified throne.