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Naga Czyd by VanHeist Naga Czyd by VanHeist
some time ago i posted some concepts from a pet project i called ElkChild, which i'd love to do more of once i have the time and space (some ideas never really go away). I always envisioned the story itself as a sort of tribute to The Dark Crystal or the wonderful worlds of a Don Bluth animation.

In essence, the story and world focuses on three tribes, the Wolf, Elk, and Snake (personified as Naga), and a whole mess of dark prophecy, enslavement, genocide, and zingy one-liners. Or something.

Anyway, this is Czyd (pronounced "Zid") who, along with her brother Czax, forms a pair of naga berserker twins who simultaneously provide a good chunk of the story's comic relief and represent the worst the Naga tribes have to offer. (Hope to have a pic of Czax up soon) Czyd's the smarter of the two, which isn't saying a lot. Most of their battle scars are from constant bickering and bloodshed between the two.

Where most of their tribe is concerned with prophetic ascendancy and politics, Czyd and Czax were bred for war and beating or otherwise slashing the living hell out of smaller beings, which they're more than proud to do as chief executioners to the naga military command. Czyd may not be able to spell or solve complex riddles, but being bigger and meaner than most anyone else with a punch that could stop a Mack truck means not having to bother too often with "thinking".

Like most Naga, the berserks' locomotion is a combination of hind legs and tail motion, making them excellent swimmers and hard chargers in combat. Their opposable toes also mean they can wield multiple weapons (or necks) with some efficiency as well. However, in the case of berserks like Czyd and Czax, with greater size there's greater comfort in walking on all fours, lending credence to the assumption that, unlike their more refined kin, they're less removed from their feral ancestors.
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LEgGOdt1 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015   General Artist
Hmm this style looks similar to that of the animation style that was used for the 2011 remake of Thundercats.
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DeafGrappler Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
i remmy that body looks likes from old animation called Lord of the Ring, old one, which it looks troll or orc body in old cartoon but that loosk same this by today different from very old ago. but looks good art!
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gaarasonlylovergotit Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Idk what it is but me gusta.
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:iconjinva:
Jinva Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loving her expression. Very "biitch please"
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:iconmintatheena:
Mintatheena Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shenzi!
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:icondegyfridou:
Degyfridou Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
She reminds me of Shenzi. I adore her expression!
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Dreadhawk Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Either DA is broken or this has absolutely no views or favorites. Why? She's absolutely beautiful!
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Dreadhawk Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, DA was broken. That's better. xD
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SilverMender Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful designs. Has this hyena feel to her--Shenzi's.
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:iconvikkul:
Vikkul Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Interesting. Naga with legs, have not seen that before.
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:iconredpanda-chama:
RedPanda-chama Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Student General Artist
...Shenzi. xD <3
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Sprit-X Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
You should draw more of her. XD
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:iconthe-undead-poet:
The-Undead-Poet Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Really awesome to see a rendition of Naga's with legs. Really refreshing!
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morganagod Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I like the concept and the art is pretty good too.
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shmekldorf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
her expression reminds me of the devious hyena in the Lion King. this is awesome!
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lxblack Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
the face reminds me of one of the heynas from lion king.
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:iconmisteralways:
MisterAlways Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Wow! That's a great pose, and a sweet concept.
Opposable fighty-toes. Pure love, cut into the shape of diamonds.
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:iconsaari:
Saari Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks a bit like my favourite Lion King character Shenzi the hyena x) Really cool picture :D
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd have to say... In shear design this has got to be the best designed character I've seen to date. :E

Something about Czyd is extremely appealing. Kudos. She's just. So cool! XD And love the concept you have with the nagas.
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Frigandier Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Words can't describe how much I love this picture. ._. The pose with the belly-sloutch looks great, the colours are amazing, and the big-ass tail looks fantastic. Excellent job all over!
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OptimusStab Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
Actually not a huge fan of the character design here, but I love the concept so much that I had to fave it. More please!
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Ghulhund Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
Ohhh your story sounds interesting!
I really like the spelling of the name "Czyd". It looks more unique than just "Zid" 8)
This character design is really cool, I really like the colors you used. The weapon is awesome too!
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nailbnny Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
lawlz, reminds me of one of the hiyenas (how do spell??? >///< ) from the Lion King. :XD: But its rly kewl. i love it.
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Rocket-Friday Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Her face reminds me soo much of the female hyena from Lion King. o_x
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:iconnailbnny:
nailbnny Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
LOL I JUST SAID THAT!!! :XD:
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sueness77 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
I fall so in love with your original stuff. Give us moar!!! Or...at least show us Czax!!
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Scringeheart505 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
now this, my friend, is just kick-a$$ awesome! you've broken the mold of your artwork! your making headway into the land of Ultimate Creativity!

*im a little hyped on caffine right now...:blush:*
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Ahli Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
How is that giant tail connected to her ass?! :ohnoes:
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VanHeist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
hehe...they don't really have an "ass", per se...they're body type is like that of a snake with arms and legs, just one big long tube of tail :XD:
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theLIZARDMAN Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
bitchin'
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Rusty-Knight-X Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a crazy character concept. :)
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Raik666 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Very good work on the character.
The face reminds me on...just kidding, you already know that :D but I think it fit's the character^^
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GogetaKusanagi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Dude, I don't know what it is...but I like your artstyle...shit, you do commissions or requests, art trade or anything?
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Ahli Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Rawr
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night-wolf-Polaris Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
DUDE! Awesome concept! I love the description X3
I have a berserker character hanging around in my head... has been.. for years o.0 I should get on the bandwagon XD (a very small bandwagon, but none-the-less -.- )
Hurry and put up the other one and I'll do FANART!!! *le gasp* hmmm... maybe XD Either way, these are awesome kick-ass (no pun intended XD) characters ^^
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TheSandLion Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks like a cooler version of Shenzi. Love Dark Crystal and this pic :)
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goldenavatar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
This looks like it'll make for an interesting creature design. I'm curious to see how you develop this story you've hinted to use with.
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gaara-lover1213 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
she kinda reminds me of that one girl hyena off the lion king
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:iconcerelin:
Cerelin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Her face reminds me of the hyenas from Lion King.
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
i'm seeing that VERY much too, now (you're not the first to mention it)
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:iconcerelin:
Cerelin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Sorry for repeating it, then. ^ ^;
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tankgirl Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
as some people already said,the face reminds me of one of them hyenas from lion king.X'B
other than that,i think the design suits the character's personality well as you describe it,although in my opinion you could do more with the colours on the gemstones than that.
but the overall picture is superb.<3
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
i may have to revisit the design a bit; now that i see such similarity it's pretty distracting for me :( thanks!
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:icontankgirl:
tankgirl Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
i can understand that.
one can easily get distracted by the similarity to something totaly different. :o
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Flemse Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Kewlage, I've got a couple of OC's wandering around my sub concience as well that keep poking me trying to get thier 15 minutes.
funny you should mention dark Crystal, just got done having a 80's fantasy adventure movie marathon (dark crystal never ending story and labyrinth) they just dont make them like they use to
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Eriin84 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh. My. GOD.
I lovelovelove your characters. Hope to see the brother soon...
... maybe it's only me... but her face reminds me an awful lot of one of the hyenas of the lion king...
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VanHeist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
hmmm it ain't just you, think it's the black lips and sunken eye patches what look such the same :XD:
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:iconeriin84:
Eriin84 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry, I should really start to read the comments before writing one...
but at least now I'm sure that my mind is still tuned on this world
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RobChainL Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eyh.. Naga .. <3
Nice one. :+fav:
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Seimar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
wow
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