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Noki Ref by Wolframclaws Noki Ref by Wolframclaws
LOOK MA I'M ABUSING LATIN AGAIN

Good luck trying to read my handwriting.
The idea for "Noki" came to me in a really simple way. I just suddenly started to think about the Finnish word "noki" that basically just means "soot".
Then I wanted to make a creature inspired by soot (pretty much just the color black). I didn't intend making it a lizard or a dinosaur, but while trying to avoid similarity with the "soot sprites" I found while googling, I had to avoid fur too and I had to use scales. See, I have this really annoying habit of copying stuff without realizing it, and it keeps me really restrained in creativity, especially if I'm composing. (I'm no Mozart, I just make happy tunes for imaginary video games.) And only now I realize I could have just used feathers. Huh.

About the Latin (partially Greek) names:
Noki noki: just repeating the name here
Noki dolichoceros: dolicho- (=long, elongated) + ceros (=horn)
Noki orthoceros: ortho- (=straight) + ceros
Noki platyceros: platy- (=flat and broad) + ceros
Noki pseudobranchia: pseudo- (=false or fake) + branchia (=gills)
Noki rostralis: rostralis (=with a beak)
All words were found here [link]

I know I should italicize the names but I don't know how to do it. I'm not that into HTML. I'm more of a Basic kind of girl :I

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
And finally, yes, this is an open species, just credit me and give me the link. Even though I have no idea why you would want to make an OC out of a turtle rhino deer.

Noki and art (c) me
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luckdown Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
okay Noki are soooo cute -wantsone- 833
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manaista Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is such an amazing concept. Great work 8-)
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Cosmic-Brainfart Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
excellent - looks lke a real explorers note - like Darwins notes from the Gallapagos
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the info-sheet-like style, well done! :lol:
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Ohthehumanityplz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The female noki's are adorable. ewe
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