Urschanabi's appearance

Urschanabi's picture

(Yes, I do feel like I need another page for this. Just hoping I won't end up making separate blog entries for everything that should have been just a tab in his bio. Oh well)
Urschanabi
  • Aardvarks rock! ^|^
  • Roseate spoonbills rock as well. Just look at this expression.
  • It's been almost 6 years and I'm still absolutely in love with the Long Mask. It's not a mask actually, it's simply his face.
    Whatever form he takes, he can always be recognized at a closer look by this peculiar pattern on his elongated snout.
  • He has a TAIL (surprise!). I mean, not that little deer tail, but a massive one. Well, as any respectable aardvark would have.
  • And a super long tongue too. Although one rarely gets to see it, as the spirit doesn't need food.
  • He's dark red. Somehow I've always perceived the Noh pelt as red and was surprised to see people drawing it in orange, although it is in fact something in between?? Idk really, I've always thought I was mildly colorblind %) Thank Gods I have the Blood Red pelt now to avoid the confusion.
  • Antlers. Or ears. Or, most probably, head fins. Whatever they are, they look like a couple of frayed flags. I also like to think that he can flap them like some rudimentary wings while he rears onto his hind legs, as if trying to get off the ground — a sign of great joy and excitement. May be an allusion to Hermes' winged sandals (after all, that guy was a soul guide as well).

A HUGE THANK YOU to all you wonderful people who kept drawing Urschanabi based solely on his in-game appearance and my vague comments. You were all so eager to make arts of him, and it kept bugging me that I could provide you with neither a proper reference, nor any precise description. That's what finally moved me to work out his appearance. Not sure I could have ever brought myself to do it without you.


ART
By kelpii:
By Aivilo (from the time of the Great Drupal War):
By Uitleger: ; with Lem ; the incredible adventures of Urschanabi's butt xD
By In: ; with Lu ; with many deer friends ; picto art
By Kumu: Yumi's new friend, the face on the Long mask
By rabbanim:
By Si Luetta: with Reinicae, Rosinka and others ; coloured
By Messershmidt:
By Apamal44: with Madilim Singer, Akaltik and Stone Tale
By Snakky: with Akaltik ; with many deer friends
By crabbycrown: with Pao
kseniamokhova's picture

I always admired the

I always admired the originality of his attire. The orange skin is a vivid memory of you, and it's unusual to see it in its bloody form now. But I remembered the anteater haha. Love him.
Urschanabi's picture

Aww, thank you! I got used to

Aww, thank you! I got used to the Noh pelt too, will definitely be wearing it from time to time. Maybe one of the pelts will be reserved for special occasions or something.
Yeah, I also remember you had some beautiful art of tamadua-like deer! What happened to it, by the way?
Now that I look at my own drawing it doesn't seem red enough AARRGH Frown Laughing out loud
Pixel picto © Draak
In's picture

Wow! I truly have no idea

Wow!
I truly have no idea what the first picture from me is. Looks like the normal one had a glitch Laughing out loud But you saved it anyway. Cool.
Urschanabi's butt looks new to me, where were they posted?.. Really can't remember.
Asakura's picture

I was a little confused at

I was a little confused at first, but it's really suits Urschanabi, I guess!
Urschanabi's picture

@In: Mm, I only downloaded

@In:
Mm, I only downloaded what you posted back then)) There were just two versions of the picture, with and without Lu. The one with Ursch alone has transparent background, so I thought you made it in case I'd like to use it as a signature or something? Idk, you should know better)

The butt adventures were posted somewhere in the comments to Uitleger's former main blog, about four years ago.
I was young, and they said those pics would never be published

@Asakura:
Thank you! That's what happens when one procrastinates too long) I wish I had posted it before everyone got used to his deer form, but better late than never.
Pixel picto © Draak
Kumu's picture

wow, this is so unusual and

wow, this is so unusual and original. This image greatly surprised )
When you sleep at the bottom of the pond I'll think of you as a big fish ^^
by kseniamokhova
Urschanabi's picture

Thank you! I've read that

Thank you! I've read that despite living in the desert, aardvarks are surprisingly good swimmers. Probably that's because of their strong legs.
Pixel picto © Draak

i like his physique,

i like his physique, especially attractive looks his face.
Urschanabi's picture

Thank you, I've put a lot of

Thank you, I've put a lot of effort into his face, while the rest of the body was just meant to give a general idea about his shape)
Pixel picto © Draak
kseniamokhova's picture

hmm I don 't remember what I

hmm I don 't remember what I drew then.
most of the links rip. But I'm still trying to remember.

There may be something on my old PC, but I don't have access to it now.
Urschanabi's picture

What a pity! One thing I

What a pity! One thing I remember well was a deer with a Long mask running down the hill. The drawing was in a very beautiful lilac colour.
Pixel picto © Draak
rabbanim's picture

"Lost a speech gift" My life

"Lost a speech gift"
My life will never be the same!!
track..

Urschanabi's picture

Haha, I'm sorry for shocking

Haha, I'm sorry for shocking you) Hope Lady Molex won't be thinking he's the devil incarnate now Laughing out loud
Pixel picto © Draak
kseniamokhova's picture

Oh that's right. I checked

Oh that's right. I checked the old folders and it was there. /eye
Urschanabi's picture

Yes, that's it! Lovely color

Yes, that's it! Lovely color and I love the silhouette technique you used here.
Reminds me of an unbelievably beautiful German cartoon The Adventures of Prince Achmed.
Pixel picto © Draak
rabbanim's picture

Do not worry! She really

Do not worry! She really likes Urschanabi Laughing out loud
Urschanabi's face is red like according to the picture or it have white stripes and green, red like a tef's mask?

Urschanabi's picture

Glad to hear that) Well, I

Glad to hear that)
Well, I guess the whole colour pattern including his mask and antlers is still based on the forest set. I only used one colour here because I'm lazy and have no idea about drawing I was focused on his shape rather than colouring.
Pixel picto © Draak
Pink's picture

track this I like this

track this
I like this picture of your deer and enjoy every meeting in TEF.
see you
siggi by Sybilline
Urschanabi's picture

Thank you very much! I enjoy

Thank you very much! I enjoy our meetings too, although your superjet Cu usually streaks through the forest with the speed of a comet and I can hardly ever catch sight of him)
Ed.: Dieses Mal aber war die Begegnung nicht so kurz, danke für das Spiel, lieber Freund! Hat Spaß gemacht.
Pixel picto © Draak
silentlikethat's picture

Thank you for the dances in


Thank you for the dances in the rain.


Urschanabi's picture

It was atmospheric, thank you

It was atmospheric, thank you too.
Pixel picto © Draak