OK so k4ll0’s awesome tali model (and maybe a little ‘talizora actual cannibal’ incident) made me wanna draw up some quarians and do the whole design rationale thing too lol. I drew a tali design a long time ago so it’s still based a little on that.
k4ll0 had a really good point in that quarians probably don’t have hair or sweat, being from a very hot desert planet. I did add in some vent type holes or whatever, in some natural fossils of the body, and the little tendril things on top could also help vent heat if they had the right kinna blood vessels in them. I like to think they used to get pretty long (everyone knows head tentacles are hot, even protheans) but since they started suit life they started tying them together and docking them so they never really go any farther than the bottom of their neck.
I do like bald quarian designs but I had always seen them as having some kind of stuff up top, mainly because 1. their suits include hoods, which.. i dunno I thought it might have been for holding hair-type stuff, or just to mimic having it, otherwise why have that at all? and 2. give them more resemblance to the mechanical aspects of the geth like wiring, a long with the hooded-arch appearance. Same reason their ears would effectively be molded into their heads, just creating more arched lines (and reverse-engineering from the fact that their suits don’t look like they have ear room like k4ll0 said). And their skin would be kinna rough on their backs AND they would have big cute eyelashes like camels do because: desert. And uh they have pointyish noses rather than flat noses just because eh I mean you can see in the mask enough to tell they do.
TEETH ok so Rannoch dosen’t have insects right? So they probably don’t have small animals that eat insects or plants that like.. only reproduce through fruits and stuff because there’s no pollenation?? So like.. I guess I picture the planet only having largeish animals, and large tough desert plants. I know in their suits quarians only eat paste or whatever but they’ve only been in suits for like 300 years, not nearly long enough to really evolve anything different as far as bones goes. So on the planet they would have to have evolved teeth for ripping and shredding and chewing really tough plants and animals (there’s no way a species shaped like they are on a DESERT planet ate mostly plants). Plus I think big pointy teeth are rly cute and you can justify basically anything with ‘sexual selection’ HEH
Also my rational behind the horrible in game picture is Tali bad facebook style shooped it and Shepard was just like “tali.. i’ve seen your face, this dosen’t look anything like you.. did you photoshop this” and she’s like UHH
This is all fantastic and awesome. I was already grinning at the “FUZZYYYY” drawing, and then the Photoshop bit at the end finished me off. Tali, you aren’t fooling anyone. X)