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  1. Maybe it's convergent evolution. The Shins I think are human refugees from another world after something real bad ruined their homeland, probably a bad war, so in reaction to that, Shin now condemns warriors for being the cause of their original plight and flight, as a reminder to themselves to not forget what warmongering did to them. Horneaters, from what Rock said, seem to place little importance on warrior class because their living environment made warfare much too costy, and the losing of able-body youths too impact-ful to the well-being of their clan/village, so to protect their well-being their culture had evolved to promote the importance of other social class while diminishing the fighting class, as a reminder to themselves as well.
  2. Hopefully motivating! Hullo from a fellow artist, to a fellow artist!
  3. From the album Natural History of Roshar

    The Common Skyeel nests high up on vertical surfaces such as cliffs, walls, and underneath roofs to keep its young safe from scavengers and predators. In this sketch, the Skyeel pup looks exactly like the adult, just miniaturized, in the same ways that marlins are on Earth. I've made 2 other Skyeel metamorphosis possibilities, and demonstrated them with 2 other Skyeel designs, Greater Skyeel, Lesser Skyeel (very creative at naming things, I am :P)
  4. Hey @Turin Turambar Thank you!
  5. @Lunamor Yeah it does sound like from the books that their wings are generally less for propulsion and more for flight controls.
  6. From the album Natural History of Roshar

    The common skyeel of Roshar nests high on cliff faces to shelter their young from high storms. Once their chick matures, they would take the leaf of faith from hundreds of meters above ground to learn how to fly - or fall to their deaths.
  7. @Ark1002 It's unclear just what kind of wings they have - flying fish fins or dragonfly wings with no bending joints, bird wings with joints but no digits, or pterosaur wings with joints and digits? @Lunamor
  8. Thanks for the follow!

    1. Lunamor


      You’re welcome! I love your art!

  9. Zelly: it is inspired by a mantis shrimp! Good eye!
  10. From the album Natural History of Roshar

    This one would be a tall giraffe like creature that would only be able to live in valleys that are less windy on Roshar.
  11. Hey Elend, thank you! Do you mind telling me what about that one appeals you?
  12. From the album Natural History of Roshar

    Early exploratory sketches of what thunderclasts might've looked like from descriptions.
  13. Thank you~
  14. From the album Natural History of Roshar

    Early ideas of large, land-bound crustacean creatures that would fit perfectly in Rosharan world.
  15. Hey Ark! Thank you !
  16. Are there flying insects like cockroaches and dragonflies, or grasshoppers on Roshar? How big are the leggers and amphibian-things? Are they small enough to be eaten by something the size of a Cardinal or Chickadees?
  17. Good thoughts and thanks for pulling those references out! This discussion has given me a better image to aim for... thank you folks again!
  18. @hoiditthroughthegrapevine Thank you! They've all been fun to do
  19. From the album Natural History of Roshar

    When I first read the description for this area, I immediately imagined they're some kind of alpine version of the deep sea hydrothermal vents - aka the white or black chimneys. I love those bizarre deep sea things, and have been trying to envision how would those hydrothermal vents look like when combined with the Alps. It's really tricky, and the vertical aspect of those vents makes it really hard to see where the Horneaters would put any sort of city or crops fields on. As I keep researching, I eventually came across alpine hot lakes in the Andes mountains, and decided to change direction and go with something like an extinct conical volcano chain that has turned into lakes. The imagery would be more familiar, and the slopes would mean imaginable cities and civilization such as the Machu Picchu. I decided to try and do the phototexture workflow in pursuit of that Skyrim look. It's not there yet, but can't expect mastery after 1 week! [edit] There is a bigger version with no text overlay here : https://www.artstation.com/artwork/y9oLn
  20. From the album Natural History of Roshar

    1 of the many preliminary sketch pages for the different looks of various axehound breeds I was thinking of doing a while ago before I got busy. T_T
  21. @Wyndlerunner Hahaha, thanks mate, I would totally be down for that even if it's 5, 10 years down the road.
  22. @Zellyia Thank you! There is a bigger size without the text over lay here (I just thought smaller size could hide whatever mistake I made better :P) : https://www.artstation.com/artwork/y9oLn
  23. @Chaos and @Kidpen Thank you glad you like this
  24. Not a drinker, @Ark1002? @Botanica Eh heh heh ~ Thank you! I'm flattered!