• ravlic said: This reminds of those zoological illustrations. Ioa looks too similar to Schaa, unless she’s meant to look like Schaa. I think it’s that their general shapes don’t differ enough e.g. their mouth and eyes are in more-or less the same place.

They’re all supposed to look similar to one another, they’re related meaning they’re from the same litter. A pack of siblings who just found it easier to stick together as adults. I tried to give them all slight but similar features. Schaa and Yichoa’s bodies are basically the same but she’s taller and her face is a bit longer, Ioa looks like a smaller big eared Schaa, Yichoa and Ioa’s mouths are the same shape, their eyes are all in the same relative location, very similar markings, ect. Haha, their names all share mostly the same letters too!

I could defiantly stretch their over all shapes more to reflect their different personalities though. I could also make a comparison sketch between Pack Ominous and the other “canid” characters who show up! In order to show some more variety, I don’t make too generic designs I promise!

Anonymous asked:

Definitely excited for this graphic novel, your art leaves me in awe and inspires me in ways much other art can't. Will you be selling physical copies of the novel when it's finished?

AHH! I’m so flattered!!

Probably first I’ll attempt to get it digitally published (Kindle) but I would really like to have some copies in print, even if only like 30 are ever sold, at least so people who really like my work don’t need an internet connection to see it. If I do get that opportunity, La Brea will be one of the longest full-color graphic novels printed, being upwards of 340 consecutive pages.

I think having digital, hardcover, softcover, and even “pocket sized” options would be really neat to do! To give people the chance to save some money.

  • rukh said: what kind of bear dogs are they? i am happy to see that you’ve posted again!

I’ve just been calling them Epicyons, but I’m not too specific with them. There will also be a Hyaenodon and Amphicyon who appear in the comic (although for a very short time). I try to keep them all looking like obviously different species, while still remaining unique to the comic and not stretching the look until the species is totally unrecognizable. I might have to shorten their faces….

And thank you! I really hope I can start posting at least semi-regularly. 

Pack Ominous: The Bone Crushers.
A pack of Bear Dogs that attempt to kill Uncle Gritt, lead by Schaa who is followed by his three sisters.
This is the first time I’ve drawn all them in almost a year, so I definitely need to further solidify their designs. It needs to not only be obvious that they’re the same species, but also related. Some of them right now look too similar to other species’ designs that appear in the comic.

Pack Ominous: The Bone Crushers.

A pack of Bear Dogs that attempt to kill Uncle Gritt, lead by Schaa who is followed by his three sisters.

This is the first time I’ve drawn all them in almost a year, so I definitely need to further solidify their designs. It needs to not only be obvious that they’re the same species, but also related. Some of them right now look too similar to other species’ designs that appear in the comic.