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Hooray for semi-obsure/no longer that popular science fiction! I have much :heart: for C.J. Cherryh's Pyanfar Chanur, even if the writing style is a bit strange and repetitive at times. I wanted to draw Stsho or Mahendo'sat but for the life of me I can't figure out what either of them look like.

Drawing is ballpoint pen scribble with color from OpenCanvas. (Hani fur = hard to color)

(And PS the dog isn't it the book, it's something I randomly scribbled and went ahead and colored.)
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:iconmad-geo:
Mad-Geo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
There is a Mahendo'sat in Michael Whelan's excellent cover of Chanur's Homecoming.
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carcadann Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
AHHH! There is! Thank you for pointing me in that direction! :>
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Mad-Geo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
And if you look really carefully, there are some Shto huddling in the corridor in the background, but probably not distinct enough to get a good image of them.
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carcadann Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You've got sharp eyes! :> They look so scared.
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:iconmad-geo:
Mad-Geo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
That is their natural state.
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MaradeWeird Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student
Haha, I see this is quite old. But I just happened to be looking for any fanart for this series...
I admit it has been aaaages since I've read these books, but I loved them... and I quite like how you've portrayed these characters. So fun to see favorite book characters come to life! :)
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carcadann Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I feel like I should go back and read this series - then make some more fanart! :> Maybe soon.
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MaradeWeird Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student
I would support that idea. XD
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BrowncoatWhit Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Me  too!!
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Kieve-KRS Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There is entirely too damn little Chanur art to be found. I am fav'ing this on principle. :3
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carcadann Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: Hah thanks!
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naquadrea Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
That is SUPERB!!! well done. These are my favorite books, and audio books. I have listened to them well over 20 time. all the books. they never get old to me. I love how you did the characters and I hope you keep doing more from the book.
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carcadann Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:! Thank you! Also: There are audiobook versions?!
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naquadrea Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Oh yes there are audio book versions. I personally love them. Keep them on my phone and play them back. You can find them around the web.
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carcadann Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:3 Well thanks for letting me know that! I'll have to see if I can get my hands on some. (I have a long commute.)
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Balron Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I read part of the first one, and by the way. There is a recent print of a new book on the man/kzinti wars. based on the same universe. If I'm correct in my books.
[link]
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carcadann Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Whoa! That cover art is intense! That many names on a cover makes me nervous though.
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AmongTheFirst Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What a great job! C.J. Cherryh will be proud of you. :iconbravoplz: Are you aware of her current Foreigner series?
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carcadann Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! No I'm not. Tell me about it!
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AmongTheFirst Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well she's written 13 books for the series so far. It's basically about a lost ship trying to get back to Earth and the crew's experiences with a dark skinned humanoid race called the Atevi
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carcadann Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds kinda familar......has it been around for awhile? I'm remembering seeing something that looked like Drow on the cover?
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AmongTheFirst Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
On the Wikipedia article I saw a book cover with what looked a human male flanked by two Drow-the male having an Automatic Rifle and the female having some kind of pistol
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alekksandar Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Can you draw some comics like this? It would be hilarious :D
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carcadann Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hah I should but it's been so long since I've read the book series that I couldn't think of anything clever to make a comic about.
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carcadann Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sure. No prob. :3
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JackSalem01 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Will likely see a revival of this, the Chanur books were just released as Audiobooks by Audible Frontiers. Audible is finally going back through all the older Sci-Fi. All of Cherryh's work is showing up there in very short order. Loved this series, must have read it five or six times and am going through the audio books now, about half way through Chanur's Legacy. Wish she would write some more of that Hani!!
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carcadann Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Write her a letter full of sweet words?
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JackSalem01 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
She tends to remain mute on the subject :p Perhaps when she's done with her Foreigner series.
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Scarredblade Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconiloveitplz: Ah, I love those books so much! :heart: All the characters are so awesome, especially Pyanfar and Haral.
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carcadann Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol Yes. :)
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alekksandar Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Laughed my ass off at the meow mix and battle ballad thing :D
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carcadann Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:) Good to hear.
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Subocaji Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Mahendo I would picture as furry versions of the Lemurs on Avitar
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DrStarchild Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Meow! love how you captured the characters's personality, especially Khym, He's so regal :)
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carcadann Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol Thanks. :3
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jack07 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
I picked up Chanur's Legacy on a whim, loved it, just got the rest of the books
and seeing this, I am just loving it....your takes on the characters are absolutely fantastic, and I love how you drew the Kif there, I dunno why but I just think you got their dark spookiness down nicely
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carcadann Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: :heart: :heart: Thank you!
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TreeWyrm Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
I love this! I have all 5 books and am very happy about it! You'd be surprised what you can find on Amazon... The old second hand ones with the original front covers by Michael Wheelan (I think?!) are the best, but the story is the same in the newer editions as far as I can tell. :)
Meow mix meow mix... You should ask C J if she had heard that when she wrote the books if she would include it in her novels. I think she'd have been tempted!
More artwork for this series of books would be awesome! I always thought the alien races in it were awesome. Especially the Knn, T'ca, and chi... LOL
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carcadann Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I did love the original art, especially the cover of the first book. And oh my gosh those other alien races are so hard to draw. I definitely tried to draw the Stsho and it looked like an awful mess. I gave up.
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Kyouya-pineapple Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hurrah! I thought I'd never find others who enjoyed this series as well! Love your style of the crew!
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carcadann Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:3 Thank you! I think I'm going to have to make some more Chanur art because this is soooo olllld.
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Kyouya-pineapple Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh, I'm just so happy to find any art at all, and this is really good~
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, didn't think I'd actually find Chanur fanart on dA! Yoru Meow Mix bit made me giggle, and the rest is all number one stuff. :D
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carcadann Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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Chrontius Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Ooooh, I loved these books. I should track down my copy of the omnibus again, they were *such* a fun read.

Thanks for the laugh, the Meow Mix thing was awesome.
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emilyrln Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Tully singing Meow Mix XDDDDDD!
wow, I love the sketches! Particularly Sikkkukkukt (I forget how many ks that son has!) with the ring... wonderful!!!
yeah, I have no idea how I'd draw a Stsho, either...
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Llealynarisia Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I believe it's spelled Sikkukkut.
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SikeSaner Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I could die laughing at the Meow Mix reference. :XD:

And Khym looks frelling awesome. :omg:
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carcadann Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:3 Thanks.
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