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I had a bit fun the other night, just sketching freely.

The least appreciated Calabi Yau character, Rivet. :3 In her Huldra and Human form. Shapeshifter. *nodnod*

Though, even if in her human form, she can't hide the void mouth and barky skin on her back or her tail. Tell-tale features of a Huldra if there ever were any. :3
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xSpineless Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;w; I know this art is ancient, but I just wanted to say that Rivet has such an awesome concept and she's so cute and just aslkfj;
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speedbump07 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Writer
Two Rivet questions:

When Rivet changes to her human form, does it "come with the clothes? (perhaps made from the mass of her ears or something, law of conversion and what not)

And when in said human form, does she go by an alias or different name? Or is she still called Rivet?
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Petite-Emi Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It comes with clothes. :3 The transformation is basically just turning herself inside out. ^^; And since her insides is pretty much limitless with space, there's no need for conversion law physics. :3

When she goes human and visits cities, I would guess she uses a different name for every city when interacting. But she will still respond to Rivet when with friends.
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speedbump07 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Writer
I see, I see, so her human form is kinda "saved" in the void, in a way.

Mmmk, just making sure her human form didn't have it's own/an alternate personality and name.

BTW, can you tell me more about Huldra in general? I don't know much about them D: Are they based on a mythological creature like the other characters, or are they wholly your own creation? Are their basic/default forms like Rivets, or is it specific to the individual? Are they a common species or relativley to extremly rare? And any other assorted information you can give me ^^
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Petite-Emi Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The huldra is a forest spirit of old scandinavian folklore. Wiki -> [link]

I decided to make the huldras of Calabi Yau to be more like accidents of nature. Never meant to exist.
The void is their soul, the tree is their body, and the animal is their form. They are considered to be very, very rare due to the extremely unlikely prerequisites that are required for one to be created.
A small black hole - a tiny vortex - like an invisible umbilical cord from the Void needs to penetrate into the realm of the forest. It needs to connect with the carcass of a recently deceased animal. But only the body of a Cow, Fox, Goat or Wolf will do. Lastly, it needs a sufficiently large piece of dead wood to form the body.
And unlike the original huldra, the ones of Calabi Yau can not bless or deliberately do good. With their words they can curse people or their actions. They are heartless creatures with no real emotions and devoid of empathy. They only care about their own survival.
There are myths about huldras who've gained a heart... But no one knows how they would go about it, except for the huldras themselves. While it is an innate option they all share, most seemingly choose not to pursue it. It's difficult to desire feelings when you're unable to feel or desire in the first place. ^^;

They are very vulnerable to fire. They can regenerate their body with dead wood and bark. They are completely hollow. The huldras powers vary between individuals. Despite not having true emotions, the personality of each individual still differs. The huldra is always suffering a burning hunger that can never be satiated.
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speedbump07 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Writer
Interesting, interesting... : o

So is Rivet formed from the body of a wolf or fox? I'd guess fox, but it could be wolf.

Do Huldra NEED to feed like any other creature, or is it just a "hobby"?

Will the sensitivity to fire be a problem when traveling with Rhaia, or is it no big deal? Just, ya know, don't ignite near her or anything X3

Finally, do you have any color pics of Rivet? o3o

And thank you for taking the time for a long response ^^
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Petite-Emi Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
She's a Fennec Fox.

They don't need to. But their hunger drives them to, even if there is no sense of reward. It does make their void powers stronger though.

Rivet is unrivaled when it comes to avoiding conflicts and harm. So even if Rhaia tried to hurt her, she'd never be able to.

I'm working on one atm. ^^; She's bright yellow and black.

It's fun to answer questions. :3 Helps me sort out my ideas as well!
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speedbump07 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Writer
Ahh, that explains the ears X3

I see, so it's more of a "mental" hunger that they try to satiate with physical eating, despite the lack of fufilling said hunger. And by making their void power stronger, does it increase their existing powers, or do they absorb the power of the organsim they ate?

Really? I always pictured with gray fur ( probably because of all the black and white pics), so it'll be really interesting to see the final result! :D

Hehe, Im glad to hear that, otherwise I'd feel bad for nagging ya all the time :p
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Petite-Emi Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
They don't absorb any power per se... It's more like they make the connection to the Void stronger, allowing more power (or anti-power, rather) to be channeled. Rivets curses are sub-par compared to other huldras. Aside from devouring people, no other powers have been witnessed of her, so it's impossible to tell if she's just plain weak or not.

You can find a colored sketch on my tumblr -> [link]
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Prissjoy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist
You're a genius! * shot himself out of envy *
You are a super artist! You are my ideal ....
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imayne Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
More of Rivet, especially her human form...
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swamitsunami Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
your style is just plain sexy
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DelinquentDeego Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
The two sketches of her directly looking out from the page reveal how truly creepy her eyes are. Somehow that black outline makes them look very sinister.
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PoliteYetPeculiar Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ears.... o.o

Lovely sketches!
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Gigicom Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
really good sketches :+fav:
I hope I will had night sketching like that soon
this always is a great fun
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Karbo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
those are just lovely :3
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Jakuryusei Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
I came dreadfully close to forgetting she exists. "SOORRRYYY RRIIIVVVEEET!!

...please don't eat me."

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Btw, did you really do all that in one night?? I misread that, r-right?? :wow:
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Pim18 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Love the overall design for her!
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fightbeast Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional Artist
Rivet *_* I love her designnnn, those ears! :heart:
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jeremycoatney Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Writer
I wish I could sleep sitting up like that. :XD:
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0TheCavalry0 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
One word: Incredible!
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xYour-Shadowx Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
:heart:
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Seena-Cha Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
awww these are awesome =w=)d
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anonymous-bot Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Yay Rivet! :P
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Thorheim Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Little Red Riding Hoodish-clothes.. drill hair....... gawd damn it, you keep touching my spots Emi.
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Septic-Art Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I need this!
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divi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha Rivet seems like a sleeper. ♥ Cool design
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AdellBaker Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
o what do you no Muttonstash this is good and you can be a bit nicer to someone's artwork!
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Muttonstash Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
this sucks
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speedbump07 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Writer
How big a part in the story will Rivet have? Wll she be essential to the story, or just the "comedian" character?
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Petite-Emi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
She's part of the main group of characters and plays a fairly important part. People will either hate her or love her as she doesn't have a very likeable personality... But some people are into that kind of thing.
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speedbump07 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Writer
I see, I see, and what kind of relationship will she have with the other members of the main group?
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Petite-Emi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Difficult question. ^^; She's not very reliable, so the others tend to not trust her much. She claims to join the journey on the notion of adventure and being a "good buddy". But there might be something deeper than that.
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speedbump07 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Writer
Rivet and good... probably not used in the same sentence much, unless "is" and "not" are between them XD

Sorry to get off topic from the pic, but what role will Morgan have? Other then "pet" of Rhaia ;3
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Petite-Emi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Morgan is the key to many things. Often overlooked and bullied by the others, but she adds a lot of utility, moral support and a bit later on packs quite a punch in fights.
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speedbump07 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Writer
I see, I see, will anybody try to eat her while nobody is looking? ;3

Now that just leaves the mysterious sixth member. What will her role be?
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Petite-Emi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
There are the 5th and 6th member I haven't mentioned, actually. ;3 One is human and the other is not.
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KelloBear Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student General Artist
.w. your sketches are always so beautimus~ This is awesome~
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Twiggierjet Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
I like how at the bottom she's sleeping in a sitting position.
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Isra-of-the-Valley Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely! :D
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UrzzaKangra Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Rivet to this day is still like one of my favorite characters ever X3~

Huldras are epic sauce and i sorta.. stole... your version of them for my table top RP thing... :X
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gt500x Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very very good looking sketches!
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MaKuZoKu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful sketches :)
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MetalNazo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
very nice job well done if you ask me^^
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MasterZero Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
realy realy lovely cute <3
even with her void mouth xD;
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Silvador Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
she looks really sexy. Very nice.
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Edward-fan12 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
really well done :) as allway Emi
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