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Verunas Pigmentary Diversity by Rodrigo-Vega Verunas Pigmentary Diversity by Rodrigo-Vega
At this point I probably have more drawings of verunasi than any other creature either real or fictional, but none of them clearly shows how they are colored.. thing people even in the studio have asked more than once.
The Verunas were an extremly ancient race by the time they meet humans for the first time, having been around building civilizations on diferent planets for some good millions of years. Theresicne they have achived a wide degree of diversity, covering a couple of species, a good bunch of subespecies and a miriad of ethinicities.
Insolation on distant planets and an often genetically-driven society, has lead them to divesify in as many colors as canaries.
The patterns and colors found on the verunas includes, but is not limited to, those show on this picture and any combination of them.

Made to build up backstory for the upcoming MMORTS game Novus AEterno by Taitále Studios.

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Meylek Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know which I like best! They're all so good.
Nicolethebomb Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love the albino :D
LieutenantMatt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Way coo!
Roflhoundx Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the albino and black and white.
SteampunkSoldiers Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are amazing looking creatures! I absolutely love the smoked gold.
2KAD Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Absolutely love these - thinking of starting a Tyranid army in Warhammer 40K - this is a perfect reference sheet for me for colour schemes, as I actually want them to look mildly realistic rather than using an outrageous colour scheme.
I particularly like the Cardinal Red, and also the Calico - Great work! :D
Haotaus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
So this is what they look like awesome! :D
jonkiser Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What can be said-but-, "WOW!"
Chardor Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
hmm, how exactly their eugenics include skin patterns interrests me, consdiering they cannot see in the traditional sense. wouldnt colours be meaningless to them?

also i wonder, how will we be represented if one chooses to play a veruna in game? Will we get one of those portraits weve seen for the humans?
Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great question! color display is not limited to the perseption of the wearer, many completely blind animals have striking color patterns (think deep sea creatures of bright red and shifting colors). Verunas were small on their home planet, but grew to be dangerously armed (with technology) so it makes sense that much like poisonous small animals on earth they would display bright colors to avoid an unwanted fight with giant watching predators.
Evolutionary explanations aside, from a cultural perspective verunas are well aware that other species can see the chromatic spectrum. They have long since developed the technology to do it themselves (much like humans have infrared goggles and X-ray devices) they can implant into their bodies and connect to their nervous system. The device and implants are not expensive or rare (you will see plenty of concepts with eye-like deviced or implants)and their cultural attitud of leting other races know how superior they feel has led them to favor some interesting color patterns enhanced from their evolutionary hue.
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