Some sketches to make sure paski and garmair are visually distinct from each other.

Garmair can open their mouths considerably wider than paski can; think of how a dog yawns versus a horse. I have quite a few non-scanned sketches of Radon with tons of loose skin around his cheeks and neck like Bindi has; I like that better than how tight-skinned he is in these pages, though I may continue to fiddle with that. Paski skin tends to be pretty tight, especially in the hot-climate subspecies.

Garmair torsos also resemble human torsos, though flatter-chested and more lightly-muscled. And they are digitigrade. Paski are based on brown capuchin monkeys, and are ungulates.

I’m trying to get a solid design for Nuh. She needs to resemble her brother, Cuneyt Kayahan, but also be distinct. In my first-ever drawing of her, her face came out pretty round. I like that look, so she’s probably about ten pounds heavier than Cuneyt, and an inch shorter (she’s male-to-female, so she’s got male proportions). I’ll have to draw her a bit more before I’m satisfied.


Doing some doodles of Wyrd’s Radon with his mob of hawken! And since it’s her birthday, I thought I’d share here!

I had a silly idea earlier today that involved Sorstan sharing the interest in all things BURD with Radon. They’re both serious, and quiet (Radon’s a mute) so I think they’d get along decently enough. (*gasp* smiles?)

Getting a sense of scale with all of these differently sized critters is hard. Radon is 6’ 9" without his ears, Sorstan stands 5’ 1" at the shoulders when on all fours, and we’ve got a large range of bird sizes. This is totally something I need to do more of, not even joking.

Aaaaah bird faces! And bird expressions! I must draw MOAR!

Whups, totally forgot to scan this!

Garmair have a mouthful of thin, needle-like teeth that are replaced continuously throughout their lifetimes. Even if a tooth is damaged, torn, or rotted out, a new one will grow in its place. The only way new teeth won’t grow in is if the garmair is missing that part of their jaw.

This is the reason that Radon still has all his chompers, and they appear to be in pretty good shape. I’m sure he’s had teeth knocked out a depressing number of times.

wkjonesnet  asked:

ROL: How does one tell apart gender for the garmair species?

Both garmair sexes are very physically similar. Males tend to be a bit heavier and heftier than females (while still remaining beanpoles), but it isn’t set in stone. About the only real difference is males have iridescent eye spots on their crests.

Astute readers with really good memories may recall that Han’s Hatch is a female with eyespots, but they are not iridescent. And Radon is a male whose eyespots are washed out, but he has a hormone problem.

Colors for my new boy, Brey Condon! He and his little prairie falcon, Dragonfly, are bounty hunters, which is an unusual occupation for garmair.

They have a much different relationship than Radon and his mob does; for one, Dragonfly is much quieter than Radon’s chatty birds. She’s a little shy of strangers, and rarely speaks out loud even to Brey (psychically is a whole ‘nother thing, though). A classic falcon-type, Dragonfly is high-strung and highly active. She is very fidgety and very prone to keying on motion. To give her something to do and keep her from destroying shit, Brey taught her how to dismantle and clean his guns, and also how to use keys and pickpocket. She is very clever about learning little technical things, and Brey has gotten very used to keeping her on task.

In contrast, Brey is a classic falcon’s moblord: Very chill. Well. As far as she is involved. (He has moments of Very Not Chill.) People who work with him regularly have to get used to him calmly (or threateningly) conducting his business while a little falcon climbs up and down his arms and hangs from his belt while he outwardly completely ignores her.

Funny story: While coloring, I kept on pausing to allow my colored pencils time to dry.