Here's an early Christmas present to my DeviantArt watchers & fellow Frieza fans! Huzzah, we now have girls. Download for full view, please. First, please note that the models used here are just that: generic models. They're not O.C.s, they're not re-colors (technically), they're just meant to demonstrate the main types of species coloration found among Arcosians (I even tried to scientifically explain the drastic differences between some individuals' coloration!). Second, these are just the females - the male sheet is here.
I would like to personally thank many people for inspiring me to keep up this project, & for helping me speculate & form my theories. So, here's the short list of TOTALLY AWESOME people without whom I would not be able to exceed my own limits: These are just the people who have sent me notes on DeviantArt, so if I haven't listed you, know that I am saying "thank you" to you as well.
If you have any questions about my designs, or would like to use this basic character design, please feel free to Note me! If you utilize this design in making O.C.s, writing a character in a story, etc., I only ask that you link back to my DeviantArt, & link me to your creation.
Now, for the next installment of this series, I would like my Watchers & DeviantArt friends to suggest to me what to draw next. Will it be:
Female Reference Sheet?DONE!
Ages & Development From Birth to Death? (4 votes so far)
Overview of the Planet Arcos? (3 votes so far)
History & Mythology? (3 votes so far)
Language & Etiquette? (3 votes so far)
Skeletal Structure & Basic Physiology? (0 votes so far)
Alright, there's something that I've been pondering, but cannot seem to puzzle out. If your comments I've seen here and there say as I think, then the Arcosians are ectothermic. If this is so, how could they possibly survive in space, as Freeza claimed he could? Even if they could survive the vacuum, I can't see how they'd deal with the utter lack of temperature. Can you give a logical explanation of how they survive in space? I can't figure it out...
They are indeed ectothermic, but that just means that they function best in warm temperatures. In extreme conditions, such as being in the vacuum of space, they go into a state of suspension, like torpor or hibernation. That serves to keep them alive up to a point, but if they stay in such a state, they will eventually die. If you'd like a more detailed explanation, please send me a note! I'd love to share my theory in full, but it'd be a wall of text in the comments section.
Well, I may be far more late in making the official comment to this picture than it would be advisable, but I still mean this wholeheartedly: this picture is great!
And, I love your conception of female Arcosians, and how you manage to make them look female without giving them human attributes, as it takes quite a lot of creativity to do that. Still, if not for the differences in the shape of their horns, I probably would be less capable of making the distinction.
Either way, congratulations on this excellent picture!
The hardest part of drawing any alien species is refraining from anthropomorphizing them. That being said, we as a species tend to be very specifically tuned to detecting gender differences in each other...but in other species, it doesn't come as naturally. So, it's alright that you said males & females are hard to tell apart - that's intentional. Aliens might have trouble telling the difference between us humans, after all, if they're anything like us. "You all look the same" might be a common sentiment, too.
The analogy I use with Arcosians is that the males are like broadswords, & the females are like rapiers. Same function, but different specialty due to their shape. Males are powerful, plain & simple. They will beat you to death, strangle you, or gore you with their horns. Females are slightly more fragile, but just as capable of dishing out pain. They tend to favor using their tails to constrict & crush, & since their horns point backwards, they're more likely to headbutt you than stab you.
All in all, it really depends on the age & physical state of the individual. If a younger & physically smaller male picked a fight with an older female, she'd win, just by overpowering him. If a male & female are the same age & height, then technically the male will have more strength to draw from in a fight...but females are very quick, & more flexible. The only way you'd have a curb-stomp battle is if one opponent is very clearly outmatched in the stature department.
I all ways pictured a Female arcosian be more defensive based like the males being the physical power while the female being more of the defensive power.
Like the males trade having more raw power but the trade off would be having a weaker base of defense like tiring out more quicker while using full power since the male arcosians would be pushing there body to fully offensive.
While females trade a percent of that raw physical power to have a stronger base of defense like being more nimble and faster and having stronger natural armor and not tiring out as quickly while using full power a more sturdy defense to counter balance the more raw powerful males.
Yup - in essence, you are correct. Like I said before, broadswords & rapiers. If you attack someone while wielding a heavy broadsword, you're likely to kill them in one blow - if you can hit them. Fight too long though, & that heavy sword will take its toll on your stamina. With a rapier, you can thrust & parry all day - but you'd have to either kill your opponent with a thousand cuts, or strike a decisive mortal blow.
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