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Greater Nocturne v2 by DemonML Greater Nocturne v2 by DemonML
[Edit 3] Nocturnes live to be about 80 years only max. They reach sexual maturity in the early teens, and reach full adult size (7-8 feet tall) at about 20 years. Health starts to decline when they reach about 45-50 years.

[edit2] they can live anywhere, but just like most animals, not in areas greatly populated by humans. Human interactions occasionally occur though depending on the region.
It varies with each individual but most hunt during the day/evening
as fare as social behavior, once again, it depends on the individual, Nocturnes tend to be somewhat solitary, but will group together in feeding and nesting spots (just like parrots) or if they have a family established
Nocturnes generally only fight over mates (both males and females) but some tussles break out over food. Each has a territory, but most territories overlap.

Nocturnes have very few predators due to their size, strength and speed (and their own position in the food chain)and don't rely too much on camouflage.

though they lack eyes, Nocturnes can see color and light due to photo-receptors located in the skin covering their echo locating organ (which fills in blotches of color and light with shape)

[EDIT] Now with standard horn and tail design. Also, a reminder that Nocturnes are primarily gliders and runners, but are capable of self-propelled liftoff and brief periods of actual flight with the aid of much flapping of wings (used to escape enemies and searching for prey). Mostly they use their wings for aiding in scaling trees/cliffs, and navigating trough/around said objects (such as navigating branches without having to jump to each branch at a time etc) as well as displaying for mates and warding off predators and rivals [END EDIT]

New ref for Greater Nocturnes (also doubles as Nacht's new ref). Changed their design a bit and got rid of some stuff that was bugging me (the ankle plates being one of them). I was inspired by Animal Planet's "Dragons: a fantasy made real" to make them more avian-like, but I kept the arms/hands the way I did because they still serve the purpose of dexterity for manipulating objects (still deciding if I want to keep them like that)

All other information is the same with the exception of whatever pertains to old anatomical features (their sound receptors no longer bulge out awkwardly but are now very slight indents where the organ is located in their skull) and horns and tail variants.
They now have a set horn and tail design with very few variations (if any) that is omitted from this picture because I haven't decided on the exact appearance.
Also, their brighter markings no longer glow (though I am still debating this)

Greater Nocturnes and art (c) =DemonML
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soranetame Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Can I use this in my tabletop RPG book, with credit? 
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DemonML Featured By Owner May 7, 2014   Digital Artist
no please don't
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soranetame Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Kk! That's why I was asking...
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enfinitron Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love the circular patches on top
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I also loved that documentary show about dragons.
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AuroraSkyDancer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Ooh! This looks great! I'm looking forward to revamping mine!
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DemonML Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks
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TDLBallistic Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You love making blindish creatures, dontcha?
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ClaribeIle Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
Oooh more Nocturnes ! Good to know you changed some stuff, I'll keep that in mind with my own c:
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DemonML Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   Digital Artist
c:
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Alriandi Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
When I see the bright spots I think of birds. Birds can see UV so what if the bright spots are used for idenitification
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microcharge Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
That is one sexy Nocturn~

I love his wing markings c:
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DemonML Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks bro c:
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fireheartsilverwind Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Really cool species! Dat body :icondatassplz:
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solid-paradox Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Sweet! I'm liking the anatomy and colourings.
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DemonML Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, so this is a Greater Nocturne. I think I understand the walk cycle now.
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CrazyCrocuta Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Love the anatomy. :D I actually saw that special way back it first came out and those wings bugged me too. :p There was just no way... Ugghh. Would've been better had the membrane stretched down towards the tail a bit, I think.
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DemonML Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Digital Artist
it needed to flay out more and end at the rump at the least...but meh.
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theguynobodyknows Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
i like the changes, looks great
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DemonML Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks
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theguynobodyknows Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
you are welcome
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CursedAffliction Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the new anatomy ! Very nice!
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DemonML Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks
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VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Filmographer
Hmm, so they don't have the plates any longer? Makes sense to me. I'm kinda interested in reworking my Nocturne for this haha.

Interesting though, I adored that special on Animal Planet, but the one thing that always did and always will bug me about it was that the wings and the wing membrane were extremely ill-made for flight ughhh.
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DemonML Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Digital Artist
RIGHT!!!?!!??! THANK GOD IM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO SAW THAT!!!!! I was like......guys...come on.....no way they can fly...not like that..no...
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VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Filmographer
JUST. Even when I was little and watched it! It looked really bizarre to me and once I got older and watched it again it clicked and I knew exactly why it didn't work. I mean it has great merits otherwise in terms of evolutionary chains and biology and the species were really cool bUT THE WING STRUCTURE. IT COULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH BETTER AND MORE.

But I still cry when they mamma dragon kills the guys at the end. Always cry. I'm the wuss it's me.
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DemonML Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Digital Artist
surface area....too....small.....asferdgdxsvg

that was sad, makes my face sad.
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VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Filmographer
Who needs surface area when they had gASES? Uh I mean the idea of using gas as buoyancy was actually a good idea, like air sacs in birds but you.... Can't fly even with that if you have such little surface area to the wings............................

Sighs.

Oh! Also uhh from my view here maybe the length of the membrane seems just a tad too little at the elbow? Like how it flares at the connection to the body, then flares again at the fingers, the concave at the elbow seems just a teeny bit too small to support lift. Uh but I may be wrong hmm.
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DemonML Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Digital Artist
and like..the way they explaned how the gas...got into the lungs/special sacs...like...what....what if they accidentally like...burp or....fff idk. I like the way they looked...but the wings....could have been better, like....uh too small.

yeah I know. I had in mind that they would be used for short flights and gliding, like scaling trees or cliffs, and displaying, not for soaring...but idk.
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VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Filmographer
Yeah I. Well you don't know that they can burp? Like most birds cannot burp, so... But I do overthink things haha.

Ahh, alright that makes sense then. When I looked at the wings I assumed they would be long gliders like albatrosses and other sea birds, not short gliders hmmm.
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DemonML Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Digital Artist
But they can breath fire so maybe szfdsfvgdxg

ya, I kept that part of the old design, only the old wings were a tad too small so I made them bigger.
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