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Kya the Stone Age Girl by Pelycosaur24 Kya the Stone Age Girl by Pelycosaur24

So finally my Stone Age girl has a name. I drew a picture of her using a spear thrower some time ago, and since then she has appeared in both my Stone Age - Stereotype vs Reality drawing as well as the Stone Age 101 series. So I thought I should give her a name: Kya. The name is an homage to the abbreviation for “kilo years ago” that is used in prehistoric archeology to specify age.

Kya is a character from my Time-Travel Science Fiction story – that I am actually writing, Episode 1 is already finished :woohoo: (and turned out a lot longer than planned).

Since she will appear quite late on in the story I have not yet written too much about her personality or role in the narrative. This is what I have so far:

She is a native of Doggerland from around 35.000 BP (or 35kya ;) ) and the chief tool maker of her tribe. She is very skilled with various materials and known for her artistic skill and inventiveness. While she is obviously highly intelligent (even by modern standards) she never speaks and within the story it remains unknown whether she can’t speak or does not want to.  She has the habit of making small animal figures for people she cares about. When threatened she is more defensive than offensive and often chooses to hide or run rather than fight. She is very agile and a master of stealth. However she does know how to use a spear thrower and shows great skill with it too. Her favorite animal seems to be the wholly mammoth; since that is the animal she most often carves statues of or draws on everything she has space to draw on (also her spear thrower is shaped like a mammoth). 

And this is also the second time ever that I drew a landscape, so hooray for that! Although I suspect Doggerland would have been even flatter than this. The color palette was inspired by this painting meinonline.at/public/ynblog/14…

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:icondragoninaki:
Dragoninaki Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
Do you have a link to the story?
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018
I will post it here once I have written enough episodes (two are already done)
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:iconaztecatl13:
Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute!
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:iconpelycosaur24:
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017
Thank you! :D
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:iconaztecatl13:
Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem.
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
really, really cool and promising!
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:iconpelycosaur24:
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017
Thank you :D I can't wait to get to writing on the stone age episodes of the story
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Robo-Diglet Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
Nice, always cool to see some prehistoric humans show up in the history groups I watch.
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:iconpelycosaur24:
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Thank you! :D Yes the stone age needs more representation in history groups!
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Bealmeister Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Who is the main character of this story?
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:iconpelycosaur24:
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
A 19th century Austro-Hungarian Paleontologist
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Bealmeister Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Does he or she go to the other Stone Age timelines?
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Yes, actually there is a rather long storyline that takes place in the Neolithic/Chalcolithic. Ultzuchisura is one of my main characters from that storyline.
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Bealmeister Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, I was thinking about using the Homo erectus drawing you made as the basis for a short scene I was going to write in my prompt journal.

The prompt goes like so;

"Write about characters living before Homo sapiens evolved or during a time when humans existed simultaneously with the species they evolved from." 

Can't really do the latter but the former works fine. Maybe it involves a pair of Homo erectus sitting by a fire while another species watches them from the shadows.
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
Oh that sounds really cool! Are you going to upload the story?

Maybe I am going to add an episode that is set around the settlement of Bilzingsleben, but I am not sure about that yet :D
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Bealmeister Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe; I'm just writing it down right now and, befitting the time period, it'll be at night and the species is one that is from Pleistocene China.
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
well, let me know when you post it :)
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Bealmeister Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. 
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Nontaroff Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017

At one time I tried to make a spear thrower.:) (Smile) Although it did not fly well…:| (Blank Stare) 
Kya is a 
lovely girl!

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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
Thank you :)
Yes, I made one myself as well (actually I posed with it as a reference for this picture) and two days ago I testes it on an archery range - 40 m seems to be my top reach with it, amazing for such a simple weapon :D
 
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Nontaroff Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017

おお~すげえ~!!!(←That’s great~!!!)
Yes, As you know best, the spear thrower was the very important the life-tool for hunting with the Sling. It was the powerful way to fly spears, that is longer than one’s height, in ancient times. In my case, it not timing or the ability, because I have held a mechanical pencil and cats, all the time.:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
Your researches are very great and I admire them. It is warm and  cheerful!

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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
Thank you very much :D
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Bezsoba Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017   Writer
This piece looks absolutely gorgeous! I could easily see this in a natural sciences museum or exhibition as part of the display and introduction/description. Splendid job! 

The story and this character sounds great too, actually I have a char named Kya/Kia in one of my fan fictions.... heheh still she sounds interesting and the rarely talking pun is a good pick for her, I mean its mostly the big muscled barbarian male sidekicks, whom have not much to say. www.youtube.com/watch?v=nug1kg… XD 
I cannot wait to read the story when its finally out!

I myself am  also almost done with the first piece of content I wanna start my story with, plus I have already mad my new account for it.

BTW right now for how much would you do a commission similar to this piece, one character with full background?
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
Thank you! :) Yes the illustrations from the Natural History Museum of Vienna were a great inspiration.

Thank you - Kya seems to be a popular name (I think two characters in the Avatar Universe are named so too).
Yes thats true - the big silent guys :D
I am still working on establishing a culture/religion for my paleolithic humans (I already got one for the neolithic people and I am very happy with how that one turned out ;))
Yes, I will wait until I have a few Episodes ready and then I will try to figure out how to upload them best (in pieces or all at once???) But I am very glad you are looking forward to them :D
Ah, awesome, be sure to tell me when I can read your story!

As for the background commission, right now I need a little more practice with backgrounds... I will experiment a little with them and then after I have a little more experience I will add them to the commission menu :thumbsup:
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Bezsoba Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017   Writer
Indeed it wasn't a mistake to have Artist on board of Novara when it went to it's world tour... now to have sciences and art mentioned on the same page is almost heresy...

Yeah it seems so... actually my Kya is also in an Avatar Fan-fiction XD

Indeed, so its really fun to see another take on it.

Hnm... well I'm pretty sure you should somehow connect the two, with also considering how culture and religion got to be by the beginning of Historical times... Although yet another interesting take could be, all the different tribes sharing one advanced religion believing in One God and then showing, mentioning, theorizing about it, how early human politics, self interests and so on  corrupted religion and made it a secular tool of separation and self interest of the powerful. 

I would think and recommend to have have a steady and consistent flow of content, if your goal is to have it shared with as many people as possible. 

I will for sure! :D Don't worry for that!

Well you know XD I wouldn't even mind to have a/be an experimental piece.
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
True...

Ah, yes I thought so ;)

Yes, I still have to think of something like that for my Paleolithic setting, all I know is I want to avoid the old "fertility great mother goddess colors of the wind" stuff - not because it is implausible, just because I find it clicheed.... As for my neolithic religion, it wont really have a god.

That is a good Idea... I will start gathering episodes :D
Thank you :D
Ok - I will let you know when I am ready for more backgrounds :thumbsup:
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Bezsoba Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017   Writer
Hnm... how do you have a religion without a God, or Gods? Will there only be spirits, or some things like that?

Yes that is obviously overused and better not to us, I'm pretty sure there were loads of other cultures believing in different thing then mother nature... what is if you check a fairly new thing. 

Pleas do so!

No problem!

Thanks!
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
I was thinking about a religion quite close to the origin of the greek religion with a string of "cultural heroes" and a worship of technological progress, but it is still in development.

I agree!
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Bezsoba Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017   Writer
That sounds interesting, I cannot really imagine how exactly it would play out like, I mean yeah the Greek religion's bases were pretty basic with the different elements having their own gods, plus the hero worship is fine too, but I cannot really imagine worshiping technological progress, its a like a technocracy not really a prehistoric concept... maybe with spirits of new technologies, like machine spirits... although they won't really have machines... they can have spirits and gods of the craft and protectors of the craftsman... as I said interesting concept, I cannot wait to see what you make of it!

Btw the shooting for the Maria Theresa film is over now, you can see a few shots of the filming: www.hirado.hu/2017/06/27/befej…  

What are your plans for the summer? Will you perhaps travel to Canada for a dig this summer too?

Lastly, last week I have been to the Zoo here at Budapest and to my surprise I have seen many mostly girls provably from the arts faculty of a uni there sketching and drawing the different animals and for some reason that has made me feel greet, reminding me of the old times, when ships took artsits on their journey around the world to document the new animals and other finds... thinking about it it feels more human then just taking pictures and that is great, it again should be a thing combining science with art.
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
Yes, I am still working on my stone age cultures (since I also need one for the paleolithic that will appear later on in the story). Actually when you think about it  its hard to create a calcolithic religion because there are no modern equivalents. I mean there are still hunter/gatherer societies, but no bronze age cultures.

That movie looks really interesting, when will it be comming out?

I will be in Florida next week on a paleontological field trip. We will be visiting seagrass meadows and coral reefs and so on :D

Ah, yes that is why I always take my sketch book on excavation and make old fashioned drawings of fossils in it ;P
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BorussiaMacau89 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
Thanks! :)
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BorussiaMacau89 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob!
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grassa48 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I have used those. You got the stance spot on.
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
Thank you! :D I actually posed with my own spear thrower as a reference for this picture
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grassa48 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
It shows.
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DinoArt65 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Student Artist
Awesome work. Congratulations. 
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
Thank you :D
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DinoArt65 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Student Artist
You're welcome
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bhut Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
Very lovely!
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
Thank you!
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bhut Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
Don't mention it.
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DinoLover09 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done. Can't wait for the story.
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
Thank you! :D When I have a few episodes ready I will start uploading the first parts :) Should not take too long, the first episode is already done
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DinoLover09 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay
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