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Orkesstra Ref 1B - Hair Down by DoNotDelete Orkesstra Ref 1B - Hair Down by DoNotDelete
Finished reference sheet (deployed osmotic gills/bikini) for Orkesstra Korona.

Character biography available here: [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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ArrowRinehart Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
She came out very lovely, this sheet with her hair only makes her prettier; but I must say I enjoy your backstory work. Very nicely done with your unique specie, in this day and age it is not an easy thing to manage successfully often.
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Paladin0 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Whoa she's tall
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Yeah, she has to duck when she goes through doorways and such.
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Paladin0 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I see
Other than that, really nice design.
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha! that was a joke, btw.

Thanks.
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Paladin0 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
OH lol
np
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Andranath Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Lovin the Stray Helix stuff. No idea what it is, just came across it and it looks pretty sweet.
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Commanderhurtz Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Scales and Gil's My Fave
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Commanderhurtz Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Gj Btw ^^
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VenusAdept-Chance Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The thing on her head, that's a hat, right? Nevertheless, I really do like the detail you put into the decoration.
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010   Digital Artist
No.

Those are her horns. They contain sound-focusing chambers that allow her to generate acute sonic waves/fields.
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Vilest Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
I'd hit it with a crowbar.
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010   Digital Artist
I can't tell whether that means you like her or not.
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Truth-Teller Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
The character design, that is. Although it is approaching the line of being too superfluous.
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010   Digital Artist
I find it hard to reel myself in in terms of design flourishes sometimes. Orkesstra actually had more going on than this in earlier drafts.

Orkesstra is pretty much the "cover girl" for STRAY HELIX™ though, so she needs to be remarkable.
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Vilest Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Totally understandable.

The bust are a little large though, they'd inhibit the female's ability to be aerodynamic in water, and could prove as hazards during Close-Quarter-Combat.
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010   Digital Artist
Yeah, I know her physique isn't ideal for an aquatic being.

Orkesstra is full of irony though, she's actually afraid of water! This a defining part of her personality - or at least it will be when I get around to properly writing and arting the manga.

Personalities which in some way contradict the body they're in make for interesting characters... at least I that's what I think.
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Truth-Teller Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Oh my, blocking me for silliness? :iconhurrplz:

But to be honest, I think it's pretty cute.
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010   Digital Artist
I couldn't tell if you were being an a$$hole or not.

I found it difficult to tell whether the "I'd hit it with a crowbar." comment was an insult or compliment, and I wasn't in any mood for an argument yesterday.

Honestly, I don't know how to interpret comments like that without additional commentary to back it up, I just assume somebody is being a d!ck because I've had a few bad experiences like that.


I'll unblock your SirBartimeaus profile (for now at least).
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Vilest Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Well, you saw on AZ, I was in a jerk mood the other day. People on there blow up so easily I couldn't help myself but to make totally obtuse comments. "Troll jailbait", if you will. xD

I've had bad experiences too, but then I figured if I couldn't beat 'em, join 'em.

But yeah, I genuinely like the concept.
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks.
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VenusAdept-Chance Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think he's implying she's a headcrab?
...?
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010   Digital Artist
I'm not familiar with Half-Life.

I don't have the patience for any sort of a$$tardery right now.
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CatEnergy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOWW!! I dont know what to say... Is AWESOME!!! :thumbsup:
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Cyborg-ninja2007 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice poses, and she's cute too. ^^
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NeonFreak Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Her hair looks like Anemone, that purple magenta hazy colour is really great!
:iconwuvplz:
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner May 17, 2010   Digital Artist
Oh, thanks!
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010   Digital Artist
Butthurt over me blocking your douchebag friend siekasieka?

If you and all your buddies don't have anything constructive to say, stay out of my account, or I'll get the admin involved.


As it is, the comment you made has been reported.
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Orion-Dezagrats Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
That is some damn interesting hair she's got there. It retracts?
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010   Digital Artist
It does, it's not really hair though, more like breathing apparatus for when she's underwater.
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Orion-Dezagrats Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
Does she breathe through the little indentations near the end? It looks kind of like they inflate or something.
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010   Digital Artist
She can channel air through the hair tentacles to create different sounds, or water through them to breathe underwater.

So air or water can pass through those apertures.
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Orion-Dezagrats Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Neat :O
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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LeShad Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Big American teetees
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010   Digital Artist
I don't think she's American.

The other words are applicable.
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dinodude0091 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
She is definitely the hottest shark-like woman I've ever laid eyes on. One word: Yowza!
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wisahkecahk Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
a very well thought out piece of work-by far the most practical and inspired character sheet design ive seen in ages!great work on the background design as well,fits really well together.hope to see more like this!
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010   Digital Artist
I hope to submit a lot of character reference sheets like this!

I have a lot of characters sketched up already - it's just that generating artwork of this quality takes a lot of time and effort - so you may have to wait a little while for the next one!

Thanks for the comment!
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wisahkecahk Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i take forever myself so i totally understand!perfection takes time as the saying goes!lol,take it easy!
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TatzelFreeman Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
There is something I also realised, it's just a small side note. I listened to the track list you put together for her, and tried imagining her in action fitting to the music.
And suddenly the character became alive.
Not only did you do a good job on the drawing, but also on the music. I start wondering if there is something you can't do with character creations or characters in general haha
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010   Digital Artist
I think giving a character theme music, or a theme playlist helps add an extra dimension to the character.

I try to do it if I can, but it's not easy finding the right music sometimes.

Thanks for taking the time to listen to the linked playlist!
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Torch59 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like how you did this. The colour scheme is very nice, and the patterning seems like it just belongs. The attention to detail in musculature and other anatomical functions is brilliant, and the idea of retractable osmotic gills acting as hair is simply brilliant. She looks rather beautiful as well.

Now, I'm a tad surprised no one other then me has noticed this yet. The background ios a simply wonderful idea, considering what the characters are. The double helix and structural diagrams in the background really add to the idea of these characters being a creation.
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010   Digital Artist
Orkesstra however, is supposed to be a natural creature, not a laboratory construct.

The DNA motif in the background is more an overall theme of the STRAY HELIX™ saga/storyline than of the individual characters.


Thank you for your kind comment.
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chuaenghan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow~~ great work!
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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