I decided it was time to upload this. The reason Kajout’s side view isn’t uploaded in color was because I wasn’t spending enough time to make it all nice. But I liked how the grays looked so why not. Also redone chick that goes with her side view in color but I liked both versions of the chick for different reasons.
This project actually started with me being amused how I drew Kajout from the side with a lazy sort of slouch. To hey lets do a front and back view. I needed to figure out something for her front view so I can expand and figure it out better going forward.
Along the way I was also figuring out the Rock birds, the Male Kassaeda friend of hers and a couple other things. The rock chick staring at the camera is my favorite. Also I decided to show the heigh comparison between Kajout who I usually think is in the 6ftish range, to her chick and a full grown female rock bird.
Kajout’s jacket and shorts are something she wears when she’s outside of her home jungle. In her home she wears clothes more traditional to her area. She’s mostly hanging out in trees as the jungle Kasaeda make their homes in them, taking care of her rock chick (name pending), with Mititango or listening to her soldier friend tell her stories while she idly listens.
I ended up really liking her home clothes more then I thought. While female Kasaeda don’t have anything to cover for on their chest some females and males wear chest wraps, etc, as a decorative piece.
Kajout is the jungle’s vet and doesn’t charge anyone who needs her help. Kasaeda usually bring her gifts, items, food, etc, in thanks but she always tells them to take it back though most insist she keep it. The most she’ll make you do is get ingredients but she’ll tell you exactly where or who to buy them from and to say she sent you. She’ll have you do an ingredient run while she does what she can with what she has. Kids will bring her toys in payment and refuse to take them back. She’ll return the toy to the parents when she’s in the busy part of the jungle where most everyone lives.
Kajout’s pretty much almost hermit like in that she lives away from everyone, prefers her animals and says very little. She comes off as grumpy or off putting because she’ll just stare at you if you say something stupid or annoy her until you leave. Her soldier friend becomes more like her interpreter when he gets to know her signs better just so things don’t feel awkward. Not that she cares if people are off put. Give her nature and she’s happy.
Once Kajout ends up becoming a mom to her rock chick she simply ask if Kasaeda and others have to give her something to just bring a rock for her rock chick. But reminds them only do it if no other Rock Birds are around since if they see you pick up a rock,even one they don’t want, they’ll chase you. The kids particularly love to give the female chick rocks or toys themselves in hopes they’ll see her with their gift in her tail bag. She’s been seen walking around with toys in her bag mixed in with the rocks and the kids always get excited.
Kajout gave her chick the tail bag for her rocks because she got tired of her chick handing her all the rocks to hold while she traveled throughout the day. She finds out Rock Birds are pretty smart despite her earlier feelings about them since the chick starts to keep only the prettiest/best rocks..and her favorite toys in the bag. She gets rid of rocks she picks out and replaces them with better rocks, but never rocks or toys she was given always knowing the difference.
Still figuring out a few more things about the full grown rock bird male and female difference. One I like is that while neither female or male can fly the females have big enough wings to allow them to get high in the jungle trees. Then they flutter down to pounce. Male’s may still have the claws on their wings more like raptor arms but I’m not to sure yet. I’m also thinking about the main colors of the rock birds. I went for red as a place holder for the female chick.
Also Kajout’s markings are a pain in the butt. I took out the ones from her hair/dreads. I think I’ll keep them out and just keep the simple line going down them. So her side view shows them since it was done before everything else. I’m trying to simplify her markings enough that they’re easy to do over and over but also are at least interesting to look at as well.
Kajout, the Kasaeda and the rock birds are my babes.
We love a good stake-out fic. That probably stems from that if-there’s-an-iced-tea-in-that-bag tête-à-tête
from Tooms that has become one of the most iconic scenes in MSR history: Tight quarters for hours on end, low murmured voices, unintentional slips that maybe reveal more than either had anticipated, you get the idea. Today’s fic is a quick read that takes place post-Arcadia. The banter is on point and the conversation is one we wish would have actually taken place.
WHO (World Health Organisation) have officially declared that processed meat such as bacon, burgers and sausages are a cancer risk. These products have been added to their ‘encyclopaedia of carcinogens’ and their list of products most likely to cause disease alongside cigarettes and asbestos.
It’s been announced that as of 2017, Germany are going to ban “chick shredding” where male chicks from the egg industry are ground up alive hours after hatching because they can neither lay eggs nor grow fast enough to be profitable for meat. Suffocating these chicks in plastic bags will also be banned.
Due to draught and the declining demand for red meat, Minnesota has just closed its last beef processing plant, meaning that the entire state no longer commercially slaughters cows.
Omg that stupid post is going around again ‘this person is against animal cruelty’ with the comments ‘you can be against animal cruelty and not vegan’ I’m sorry but you CAN NOT.
You can not be against animal abuse if you eat meat while thousands of animals are literally tortured and killed in slaughter houses everyday? Sorry it’s the ugly truth but supporting the meat industry is the number one way to be FOR animal crueltry. They do not care about animals in those industries. They cut off chicks beaks, they ‘throw away’ male chicks in large bags to suffocate in. They cut open pigs alive and let them bleed to death hanging upside down. They ‘shoot’ cows in the skull with a certain instrument that often doesn’t instantly kill them, leaving them in shock and paralyzed. They take away cows babies the moment they’re born leaving the mother struggling to do ANYTHING to get their child back, they literally cry. They have to wait in line, watching their brothers and sisters get murdered in front of them knowing the exact same thing is going to happen to them. They KNOW what is happening, they struggle, cry and try to comfort one another.
You can’t be against dog fighting, puppy mills, breeding etc while ignoring the most violent industry against animals there has ever been.
Eating meat is supporting this industry. I’m sorry the truth hurts but facts are facts. You can not be against animal cruelty if you use animal products.