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February 4, 2010
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Orkesstra Ref 1A - Hair Up by DoNotDelete Orkesstra Ref 1A - Hair Up by DoNotDelete
Finished reference sheet (contracted osmotic gills/bikini) for Orkesstra Korona.

Orkesstra (or Kess for short) is the female lead in the first iteration of the STRAY HELIX™ saga, and plays a major role throughout the entire story.

Her species is 'orkasaur'. As far as she knows she's the last remaining member of her kind - her mother died when she was very young, but before long she found herself in the care of another family who, although of different species, cared for her as their own.

Biologically, she's built to live both on land, and in water - but the most water she's ever seen in one place would only fill a bathtub... so she's never learned to swim - and has an irrational fear of large bodies of water!

The arrangement of horns on her head allows her to generate acute sonic waves capable of causing damage if she can achieve the correct harmonic frequency. Orkesstra isn't very good at doing this at first, but with practice she can produce devastating sonic shockwaves (the power of these shockwaves is magnified in water).

The armoured fins on her forearms allow her to fire organic projectile shells using compressed air - the compressed air is generated by symbiotic bacteria within the fins themselves.

Her height is 222cm, so she stands head and shoulders above the average human male (this includes the male lead character, who is human - to be revealed at a later date). There's a mannequin in the reference sheet for the sake of height comparison.

Orkesstra normally wears more clothes than this but I haven't had a chance to draw her full clothing/armour up yet - I also haven't decided if I'm going to submit the nude version of this yet.

Orkesstra's theme playlist: [link]

Download for huge.

Original Character.
Do not claim this character or artwork as your own.
Do not copy, alter or reproduce this character or artwork in any way.

Orkesstra Korona is ™ and © David Nathan Dawkins.
Orkasaur race is ™ and © David Nathan Dawkins.
STRAY HELIX and all related characters are ™ and © David Nathan Dawkins.
Artwork © David Nathan Dawkins.
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22LugiA22 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
It would be awesome if you made comics about her!
shadowryu21 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
That's a whole lot of woman to be loved!!!
(She's 7' 3" for those who lazy to convert from cm to in.)
CKT-INC Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing character design!
DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011   Digital Artist

I need to get back around to doing some new artwork of Orkesstra.
ONEintheinfinite Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Mannequin is so awesome looking
Chaosheero Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I just don't understand why her boobs need to be so big...
DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010   Digital Artist
I could make them bigger if you like.
Commanderhurtz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
BTW Gj With this But She Look's Great->Not Being Pervish
waycoolart101 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
so what the story going to be about
Generationslayer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Very unquie, i love it
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