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Myn-rem by Asanbonsam Myn-rem by Asanbonsam
These Australian shapeshifters are called the Myn-remare and they are partially inspired by the rainbow snake Julunggul, the snake Bobbi-bobbi which gave humans the boomerang as well as some weird cryptid stuff that is probably made up. Apart from this shape, which actually turned out more monitor lizard than python, they turn into humans and Australian Carpet Pythons. I came to this war shape by reading some of the crazy stuff these believers in extent theropod dinosaurs spit out, and I don't mean that birds are dinosaurs, I mean those claiming they have reports of allosaurs or velociraptors. Well I though in the World of Darkness a shape like that could easily warped into such an image and due to the rather emu-like feet the tracks would be difficult to spot.

Thankfully, due to a commentar I noticed that this pose is very similar to this one:
I just wanted to make sure that this is just a coincidence. I did notz copy that figurine.
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
They're awesomely adorable!
TheMrWolf Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know that pose from somewhere...
Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Good that you said that. I did a quick search, since I guessed it would probably be a werewolf pose and found something. This one here looks very much alike in pose:
So I could add a comment that this is just coincidence.
Harry-Botter Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow wonderful work ,  so fantastic stlye so cute and epic lizardman <3 pls draw more of them
Bhurloka12 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
You did a nice job with the scaling. Also I like how for the head, you seem to compromise (or hybridize) the heads of a python and a Komodo dragon.
Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
That was actually rather a coincidence. I wanted it more python like but with the bigger brain in the skull and all, it turned out like this. :D
Bhurloka12 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Granted I wasn't sure if python teeth are visible when the jaws are closed.
Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
No it usually isn't. I don't think any snake has visible teeth when the mouth is closed. I also made it like this due to some cryptozoologist garbage I once read about therapod dinosaurs (of course popular species like Allosaurus) surviving in Australia and since these snakeshifters fit into a game line where these shapeshifters always have a certain "psychological shield" around them that basically warps the memories of the people seeing them I thought "that could fit."
Bhurloka12 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
I noticed it's pretty common to apply modern interpretations to events or creatures in legend or mythology. Hell, I read a lot about it in Mayor's book about Native American lore and fossils. Seems a little easy though (I admit I fall into that trap with my monsters).
Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
I have no problems with fossils. In some  cases the similarities are strinking so it is logically to assume that some exposed ones created or contributed to the legends. However other beings are simply so bizarre and physically impossible that they are probably more likely the result of a long process, e.g. earlier depictions of Western dragons, like in the St. George story, show a relatively small being that looks rather like a varanid and only later did the forked tongue become a flame and some other features were added. I think this is what happened in the case of many mythological beings, which would explain the sometimes downright ridiculous characteristics they have.
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