"Nire" the Kirin/Qilin **MAIN** by BlueNire

"Nire" the Kirin/Qilin **MAIN**

BlueNire

9 August 2015 at 23:52:12 MDT

Name:
"Nire" the Kirin/Qilin **MAIN**
Age:
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Gender:
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Height:
21 hands
Weight:
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Species:
Qilin/Kirin (Equine based)

This is the reference sheet (hopefully final rendition!) of my main personal "sona" who is the culmination/conglomeration of all of my previous incarnations of myself starting from the very beginning! (I haven't decided on if I'll even render an anthro- version.)

Older "sonas" will be considered "non-main" and/or "retired" but will still be around!

This design is including all of my past personal characters:
kirin/qilin, musk-oxen, mule, mule-creature, all-dem-horses, nilgai, and "the beast"

Phew! I wanted to combine them all, or at least the aspects I loved from all of them into one form. (But tried to also keep relatively streamlined!)

Personality: Generally very placid, empathic, gentle, very curious, with a human-level consciousness/sentience. Sometimes seems melancholic and/or depressive (see notes). (They can communicate.) Going with the Qilin/Kirin lore, they are very, very protective of victims of unnecessary/unmerited violence/abuse and sometimes righteously (arguably self-righteously!) enact punishment to beings/behavior/events that they deem to conflict with their personal moral values. Which this can be considered pretentious, but hey!- personality "flaws" are important too.

Interesting(?) Notes:
-Pronouns "They/them" (Gender orientation is Agender. Biologically the being can only be classified as intersex.)
-21 hands at withers (or 7ft at shoulders)- Think "extinct Irish elk" size. So very tall!
-Can also be rendered with lots of scarring/old wounds/ old arrows sticking out of them. ("They've" been through some stuff and can't die". which I guess you could say is what makes them depressed/melancholic.)
-Can manipulate things/create tools. HOW?! Magical horns?! No one knows! (debated adding 2nd dexterous arms and/or making front hooves/feet dexterous but decided concept to be kinda too..complicated? Still debating/looking for alternatives.) So...probably "magical horns"...
-Home is taiga forest, but wanders everywhere.
-Omnivorous: Mostly vegetation, sometimes fish, rare occasion hunts animals and even predators. Yes, I said predators.
-Kind of acts like a forest "keeper" and not above hunting creatures/people that become a great detriment to the local ecosystem.
-They "fatten up" and bulk up in the late summer. Over the course of winter, they lose their fat stores. If an anthro version is made- those forms would very much reflect this. (Cuz' important personal reasons!)

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    That winter coat is something seriously awesome. :D

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      hehehe thank you eeeeee! yaay fluffy goodness

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    yessss the real version!!!! omg i love this. i LOVE the winter coat. i really loved the old plate-armor look but at the same time i really like the simplistic version of this one. i love the little row of scales too - those ones look like lil hearts <3 and i like the spots a lot. like it's nothing really intricate but it gives it just that little bit of texture to spice it up more! omg i just noticed the fluffy feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet aaaah omg <3 i have a serious thing for horses (or horse-like critters! X3) with feathering. and i will always love that style of horn. oh man this is just so wonderful all around. you did a really great job!

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      YAAAY!! SO HAPPY YOU LIKE THIS EEE! You know I liked the armored look on the beast too but it just felt sooo...overwhelming? Complicated. ANYWAY I did want to carry that over even a tiny bit, so a laid out the scales on the back! ( Plus, felt I couldn't call it a Qilin without scales haha). FEATHERY FEETS! hehe <3 <3 Thank you thank you so happy you like them! <3

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    Eating predators makes least sense simply because they taste awful and generally store all the bad stuff of the food chain. Unless you meant that they will eat anything it can catch.

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      Great point!- and I have an explanation ready!
      In their environment, If there's a predator that is causing irreparable damage to their forest they will hunt it down and try to chase it away if possible.
      However if the predator is really detrimental to the environment, or fatally wounded/suffering etc (-maybe it's insane and killing in mass for sport?-) they will kill it, and eat it. (Also use it's pelt etc)
      So yeah, I can't see them eating predators for regular everyday sustenance. (Unless absolutely starving in winter I suppose?.... but that would be super rare and I'd imagine there'd be other ways to find food expending less energy.) I guess if starving they also wouldn't pass up a scavenging opportunity.

      I hope this makes sense! <3

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    Taiga <3 so lovely! Wonderful to see other intersexed characters too :)

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      Thank you so much for your reply! YES I love the Taiga environment and I'm so happy you liked that they were intersex! eeee <3

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    Aaaaah! Its a Nire! I love the concepts so much, GREAT JOb!

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      THANK YOU RASHKAH You are the best thank you so much ee

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    You are a giant fluff monster in the winter and I approve mightily.

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      bwahahaha YES FLOOF MONSTER FTW hehehe

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    All your designs are so gorgeous <3

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      Oh my gosh! Thank you so much eee!! It's an honor!

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    OH NO THE SHOULDER FLUFF I WANNA BURY MY HANDS IN IT

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      OH MY GOSH YOU SO COULD THEY would totally just stand there happily haha (omg shoudler fluff is like my favorite thing for some reason- can't get away! haha)

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        Shoulder fluff is the actual literal greatest thing ever

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    Cute! I like the winter coat fluff :D

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      THANK YOU!! hehe I'm really happy you like the fluffy version! I'm surprised! I thought people would prefer the spring version!

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        I do like the Spring version too, I just like a fluffy equine :D

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    Another beautiful reference! It's really quite fascinating to see how your personal representation has evolved.

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      OH my gosh thank you so much ! you're so kind, Avisk! ^o^ Thank you for hanging around for all my evolutions! <3 I hope you are doing well!

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    This has to be my favoritest iteration of Nire yet!

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      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! It is an absolute HONOR! ( I know your old name XD) and am HUGE fan of your works and I-You reply just made my heart stop! THANK YOU!thank you thank you!

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        omg ...really?! haha well I AM ALSO HONORED then! <333

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    HELLO NIRE! I love and miss you very much <3 trying to figure out this site now.. I almost forgot you were here.. SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU AGAIN!

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      OOOOH MY GOSH HELIANCOO!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 !!!! HOW ARE YOU! I've missed youuuuu!! I hope you're doing well! It's to wonderful to hear from you! <3 <3
      SOOO cool to see art from you here! ee so happy to "see" you, yaya !!

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    must. draw. hhhnnng... I'd love to do a trade with you one day <3

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      !! aah so happy you like them! ohmygosh! I'd be absolutely interested in doing a trade with you one day. Although to be perfectly honest, I am still standing on very shakey-tentative-creative legs here! (long story-stopped drawing for a LONG TIME etc) :( I'm still slowly working on building my confidence in drawing again, but if I can continue to get better... <3

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        I think you art is superb, it's very alive and bold yet elegant. I'm happy with 'one-day' heh :)

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          GOSH THANK YOU FOR THE AMAZING COMPLIMENTS!! 8o~! <3

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    Love the winter coat

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      Aw Thank you!! so fluffy hehe