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Digital Na'Vi by zypherax Digital Na'Vi by zypherax
allright, finaly, here is my first digital rendering of my Na'Vi redesign.

for those of you who don't know, I have taken it uppon myself to redesign the boring humanoids of the moon Pandora in the film AVATAR. I attempted to add atributes of the native pandoran fauna as well as incorperating my own style into the design. I am still rather new to digital painting, and this is certianly the most colorfull Image I have created as of yet.

this image depicts a unclothed male na'vi. I have yet to design the colothing of these native pandorans, although you can expect some sketches and full digital renderings in the forseeable future... the spear you see here is simply a plaecholder, as I have yet to design the weaponry as well.

I am quite bad at drawing vegitation, so... well, I shall improve at some point.
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Kullervonsota Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Design!

The movie would of certainly been so much more improved if they didn't go with the lazy cat people design, a design that totally out of place with the rest of Pandora from a evolutionary standpoint. 

Its too bad that most people would of had less sympathy for the Na'Vi if they had a more unique design, it should be quite obvious why the makers of the film went with the Rubber-Forehead Alien approach. 

Have you ever heard of Red Letter Media by the way? 
platypus12 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Interesting design. Much better than the awfully humanoid and four-limbed version in the movie. Certainly more consistent with the six-limb morphological standards of Pandora. One thing, though—it doesn't seem to have eyes; how does it see then? Or does it rely on another sense in the place of sight?
zypherax Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student General Artist
if I recall correctly, I had them sensing the world through the neural connection with the forest and whatnot... I think it is further explained in one of my other uploads regarding them.
WatcherInThePuddle Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now.....can we fuck this?
zypherax Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student General Artist
... if you really want to...
WatcherInThePuddle Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its just that it is essential to the films plot, because if Jake or James or whatever didnt feel sexually attracted to pretty blue cat alien....would he have helped them?
This is why the film sucked, bloody shitty ass plot.
themutantlizard Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I'd love to see a redesign of the red martians and the therns from John Carter.
zypherax Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I may very well do so at some point! have you seen Wayne Barlowe's early concepts? his designs for avatar are toward the top of this link, and his designs for John Carter are toward the bottom.

flumpytripod Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hell yeah! I always hated how lame and uncreative most of the aliens in Avatar looked
Thylacine333 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
yeah...and how NONE of the other inhabitants of pandora looked similar...they all had six limbs and four eyes, why would the na'vi be different?
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