Taking a stab at designing some anthro characters.
Practicing animal anatomy with some critters from the world of Basawar from The Rifter series.
1.) There aren’t any horses in Basawar. In place of them are Tahldi, a deer species that perform all of the functions typically filled by horses. I figured they’d have to be pretty sturdy to carry people into battle and draw carriages, so I modeled them after the Sable Antelope. I imagine tahldi are actually really surly animals. They will cut you.
2.) Basawar is also sadly bereft of cats. They do, however, have these little guys to catch all their vermin. Ganal are weasels that lay eggs, sort of like the echidna and platypus. They’re also delicious, apparently.
3.) Basawar does have dogs. They’re typically for eating, but this dog here isn’t just a dog. It’s Ji Shir’korud, leader of a revolutionary army and a witch. Ji is actually an undead oracular skeleton who is currently inhabiting the body of a dog. She used to be human once, but that was a long time ago…I modeled her after the Australian dingo.
Pesha, Besh’anya and Saimura character designs based on the characters from “The Rifter” series by Ginn Hale.