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Re: Naucean - My New Creature
« Reply #645 on: March 21, 2006, 07:31:08 am »
Your artwork continues to amaze me Hydro :)
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Re: Naucean - My New Creature
« Reply #646 on: March 21, 2006, 08:02:23 am »
Since my grandma died yesterday (Monday March 20th, 2006) I though i should dedicate this drawing to her. I have not talked much about Naucean death. So i thought this was a fitting time.



River Nauceans worship Nauceanica the Nature Goddess and water is accosted with her. Since they believe the planet itsself is made of Nauceans they bury their dead in burrial mounds. The casket is a sphere shape. This represent the perfect shape, which they believe is water droplets, planets, etc. Also it represents them passing to the next life. Since they are born in eggs these caskets are the eggs for their next life. So when put inside they are put in the same postion that babies are born in. On the out side is the symbol of Nauceanica which like shown has the 2 moons spheres on the bottom, on top are the 2 suns and in the middle the balance off good and evil. This is how Nauceanica is viewed normally (like Jesus is genrally viewed on a cross). Also on the outside of the spherical casket is the name of the individual in gold, as well as spirals representing the vortexes of water and galaxy. In short they believe they pass on to space and live in a heavenly ocean in the stars. Once buried they bless the site with holy water, place the symbol of Nauceanica on top and leave Red Olivenuts.


man, my condolences to you Hydro :( that stuff made me so sad and the part about your grandma reminded me of my grandma who died a few years ago  :'( anyway, great artwork as always. I wonder if they have an open casket tradition?

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Re: Naucean - My New Creature
« Reply #647 on: March 21, 2006, 09:08:24 am »
My condolences to you also Hydro but what a wonderful way to honor your grandmother. It's also a nice way to heal your pain. Look forward to seeing more as always.

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Re: Naucean - My New Creature
« Reply #648 on: March 21, 2006, 10:36:52 am »
My condolences. It is great how you dedicate a drawing to your grandmother.

It looks very colorful with all those symbols and the flowers.
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Re: Naucean - My New Creature
« Reply #649 on: March 23, 2006, 04:07:03 am »


Since Areku and my Naucean Video will be shown today in Will Wrights GDC presentation at noon PST I thought i would do a special picture spread. This is to mimic the Wired Articles on Spore. But in this case it is with my Nauceans and a brief overview of their history. Enjoy and party!

You can get the poster here
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Re: Naucean - My New Creature
« Reply #650 on: March 23, 2006, 04:12:19 am »
Very cool!  ;D Hope to see whatever is going on at GDC soon! BYW, what time is it there and what time is the show starting?

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Re: Naucean - My New Creature
« Reply #651 on: March 23, 2006, 04:14:41 am »
Very cool!  ;D Hope to see whatever is going on at GDC soon! BYW, what time is it there and what time is the show starting?

Currenly its 4 am and i am gong to bed :P And the GDC is at 12 to 1 pm PST or 8 to 9 pm GMT. So translate GMT to your time :D

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Re: Naucean - My New Creature
« Reply #652 on: March 23, 2006, 04:20:09 am »
Ah, PST. I thought it was EST. Oh well, I'm still at work at 3-4 EST anyway. Granted, the video probably won't be on the Internet until a few days later.

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Re: Naucean - My New Creature
« Reply #653 on: March 23, 2006, 06:09:31 am »
Oh boy this is so very very good. No surprise Will wanted these for his talk. I really hope you'll be able to put the tentacles/mandibles into the beak of the Naucheans as you envisioned.

And thanks for giving us detailed star charts. Now finding them will be much easier for the Interstellar Union of Socialist Soviet Republics. The Nauceans shall embrace Socialism like so many races before them ...  ;)
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Re: Naucean - My New Creature
« Reply #654 on: March 23, 2006, 07:33:09 am »


Since Areku and my Naucean Video will be shown today in Will Wrights GDC presentation at noon PST I thought i would do a special picture spread. This is to mimic the Wired Articles on Spore. But in this case it is with my Nauceans and a brief overview of their history. Enjoy and party!

neat artwork there man! :) I can't wait to see Will Wrights version of the Nauceans :)

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Re: Naucean - My New Creature
« Reply #655 on: March 23, 2006, 07:41:42 am »


It looks a bit familiar :P. Good job.

I can't wait to see Will Wrights version of the Nauceans :)

Me neither, I am very excited.
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Re: Naucean - My New Creature
« Reply #656 on: March 23, 2006, 08:05:35 am »


It looks a bit familiar :P. Good job.

I can't wait to see Will Wrights version of the Nauceans :)

Me neither, I am very excited.

Whoa! Cool. Where did he say he is designing a Naucean of his own?
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Re: Naucean - My New Creature
« Reply #657 on: March 23, 2006, 08:08:04 am »


It looks a bit familiar :P. Good job.

I can't wait to see Will Wrights version of the Nauceans :)

Me neither, I am very excited.

Whoa! Cool. Where did he say he is designing a Naucean of his own?

He never said anything. We're all just hoping he makes the Naucean in Spore.

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Re: Naucean - My New Creature
« Reply #658 on: March 23, 2006, 08:38:19 am »


Since Areku and my Naucean Video will be shown today in Will Wrights GDC presentation at noon PST I thought i would do a special picture spread. This is to mimic the Wired Articles on Spore. But in this case it is with my Nauceans and a brief overview of their history. Enjoy and party!

Except the unicellular Naucean, that's very great ! Anyway, i'm really impressed by all the work you did on your creature, the definitions, the evolution, the search around all of this. Really, good work =D
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Re: Naucean - My New Creature
« Reply #659 on: March 23, 2006, 01:25:12 pm »
HOLY CRAP,I have missed a few pages,along with a few REALLY good pics.I love them all,great stuff as always.Remember,Steve can tell us all about what was there,he can tell us how Hydros Naucean looked  ;D
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