For those who haven’t been following me that long, I’ve been planning this art project, possibly a series of calendars or an art book or something along those lines for a few years now. The idea is to follow the lives of a tribe of anthropomorphized troodons (as in sentient dinosaurs, not human-dinosaur hybrids) and their herd of domesticated einiosaurus cows. To explore their culture and everyday life as well as provide me an excuse to geek out over getting to draw dinosaurs.
I decided long ago to avoid using scientific species names in the dinosaur project thingy for immersion’s sake, as I’m considering having the little narration to be from the point of view of the dinosaurs themselves. The troodons call themselves “the singing people”.
(And I totally drew them too big compared to that einio, dangit.)Troodon was apparently a species most active during night/dark (they had pretty huge eyes and I read somewhere that their ears were asymmetrical like owls’), while the hornfaces were most likely daywalkers. I'm probably going to make the poofs more diurnal/day active for art reasons, but to keep with the biology part of the troodons’ job is to keep watch during the night, to keep their herd safe, since they’re better equipped to spot danger in nighttime.
Also yay for the first art of 2017!
EDIT: Changed the title. I think it fits better now. (And I can use "The Singing People" in something else in the future.)