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Ok so things haven't been really active with the project in a while.  The primary reason I haven't even been putting out concept art is that I bought a house in October and I've been quite busy, plus my drawing computer is still down in my basement.
While not much content has made it here to DA of late, I am still working on it and there have been a number of revisions and retcons and further development.

So for starters. You won, Pterosaur fans.  Araea has flying Azhdarchids.  Some of you probably remember the concept for the greater honeylance - a flightless arboreal azdarchid descendent - well I'm keeping the honeylances, but they are now going to be volant.  Additionally, they will be joined by a second, related lineage known as grasslances, which are small (approx 4 feet tall), ground foraging Azhdarchids that fill a sort of secretary bird type niche in Araean grassland regions.  Both honeylances and grasslances can fly but are kinda like galliform birds in that they do so only in short bursts.  Honeylances in particular are quite heavily built by Pterosaur standards and are pretty slow, clunky fliers.

More conventional Azhdarchids might have only gone extinct as recently as the 1500s in the project universe, so there would be ample written account of them in human history. 

Next- Araea's human technology level has been retconned to be even less advanced, more like 1920s-1930s in most cases.  Pretty much everything is "pre-WW2" level.  

A lot of my time has been devoted toward fleshing out what I'm terming the Interior Civil War, which is a plotline that involves most of my current named characters but takes place about fifteen years in the future when things go to hell in a handbasket in the interior zones and elsewhere all over the island as well.  It's a little hard to simultaneously work on the plots for two different eras in the same project universe, although the Civil War storyline is compelling enough to me now that I'm debating starting with it and making  a lot of the other stuff I had already developed a kind of prequel series.

One thing I'm also debating is trying to do more conventional art for this project because drawing with MS Paint is becoming a bit of a drag and not very convenient at the moment either.  The real benefit of MS Paint is the ease with which I can edit and color my work, the actual line work can be pretty mind numbing to do.

The ultimate goal is to have a written component to this as well, however I never seem to get much writing done.

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:iconprincetarbos:
Princetarbos Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016
do you have any plans to add a species of Dromaeosauridae to your Araean project?
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
Not currently. The lineage was present in prehistoric Araea but is likely extinct.
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:iconprincetarbos:
Princetarbos Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
oh, okay. Thank you for telling me!!
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StanleyRabbid Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you have sizes for your Araean creatures? I think it'd be a good idea to make a size comparison sooner or later down the road.
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
I agree that a size comparison chart would be useful.  I've wanted to sit down and do one for a long time now.
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StanleyRabbid Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I suppose you'll start that once the other animals are remade? No rush, we've all got lives to attend to.
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016
That was part of the reason yeah, the other is just that it's going to be time consuming to scale the drawings to one another.
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BlackDonner Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for faving, my friend.
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Somoist555 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I honestly can't believe why I haven't found out about you earlier.


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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
I'm DA's best-kept secret, thanks!
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