Blackriver and Nellko are just as ambiguous a species as Cteno, when you think about it. They look a lot more normal though, so I guess they cause less confusion.
Their homeworld is pretty much 100% desert, since someone
came and took all of the water. Their skimpy attire helps them deal with the heat better. BR wears a shade when she’s here, or in other bright and hot areas. Nellko doesn’t need one since her hair and ears are so big.
BR’s cigars serve a communication function in the form of complex smoke signals. She’d be responsible for communicating with smokers in other nomadic groups across long distances. But it’s a lost art at this point, since there’s so few of her species left anyway, and even fewer who stay on the planet. She still likes to smoke though.
I thought this came out nice, and I got some REALLY
sexy new paper in, so there’s 13x19 prints AND LTR prints up for sale on the store! [LINK]