As an artist, I’ve been more comfortable drawing people than animals. There are some amazing naturalist artists out there doing wonderful work. However, as I’ve continued to evolve as an artist, animals have become more accessible to me visually. I still prefer people but as you’ll see in the next number of pages, animals are getting more of their due from me. 

I liked the effect from the goggles. It was odd having such a Zero Dark Thirty kind of effect in a fantasy story; which is partly why I did it. Did you all think it worked?