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Oren's Forge - PG 22 by teagangavet
Oren's Forge - PG 22
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Oren's Forge will update Mondays and Wednesdays.
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When animals considered to be "prey" by the apex predators of the world begin to band together for safety, where does it leave those caught in between? 
Namely, a pair of pine martens, carnivores and flesh-eaters themselves, but small enough to be considered food for the bears, wolves and gluttons of the forest and field. They're on a journey to seek sanctuary with the rabbits, squirrels and other prey that have gathered to Oren--but they don't know if welcome or condemnation will meet them.
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Oren's Forge - PG 21 by teagangavet
Oren's Forge - PG 21
<<PREVIOUS | FIRST | NEXT PAGE >>
Read it from the beginning on Tapastic, or www.orensforge.com/comic

Oren's Forge will update Mondays and Wednesdays.
Questions? Feel free to ask, or check out the FAQ!

Tumblr | Twitter




When animals considered to be "prey" by the apex predators of the world begin to band together for safety, where does it leave those caught in between? 
Namely, a pair of pine martens, carnivores and flesh-eaters themselves, but small enough to be considered food for the bears, wolves and gluttons of the forest and field. They're on a journey to seek sanctuary with the rabbits, squirrels and other prey that have gathered to Oren--but they don't know if welcome or condemnation will meet them.
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We've reached the unofficial end of Chapter One of Oren's Forge!

Oren’s Forge will be resuming January 18th, once again posting Mondays and Wednesdays! 

You can read it from the beginning right here on DA, or on Tapastic or www.orensforge.com/comic


A little more about the comic, etc:
Oren’s Forge is a graphic novel, which is to say, it’s long (100+ pages) and was written/scripted out before I started setting pencil to paper (er, well, e-paper.) I began writing the story in late 2013, then set it aside until early 2015 when I decided to come back to it.

All of it is written and much of the page layouts have been done. So why the chapter breaks? Partially, it’s so I can comfortably stay a completed chapter or more ahead of the game. The other part is the pragmatic reality that posting comics online doesn’t keep the coffee stockpiles full, so I have to take a little time doing some freelance work. 


FAQ Updates:

“Why not eat the birds?”
I’m actually surprised no ones brought up “why don’t they eat fish?” more often, but I have to say, martens aren’t hunting bison, so, they are obviously eating smaller game. They just happen to also get eaten by the apex predators. 

In the anthropomorphic worlds I like to build, a wolf is still a wolf, otherwise I guess I’d just write about humans. In the stories I write, I like the idea of applying animal nature to allegory.

Wolves, wolverines, bears, cougars, etc, are all wholly separate species from their prey, much like a human is to a pig, or a whale, or an elk. It’s safe to assume that in the world of Oren’s Forge, a wolf doesn’t take the time to talk to her food. Maybe she doesn’t even speak the same language. 

Back to birds— corvids (ravens, crows, jays, etc) are very intelligent. They’re also avian, which is to say, not a mammal. In this world, avians stayed the course and stuck to their wings, though that didn’t stop some of them from working in conjunction with other animals for mutual benefit. Such as the wolves and ravens in the Oren’s Forge, which is similar to the natural behavior of actual corvids and wolves.
I imagine given the chance, a wolf would gladly eat a pigeon, but probably not the bird that leads him to a nearly incapacitated bison.
I should note that there is nothing so far suggesting that in the world of Oren’s Forge, ravens don’t have the capacity to communicate. ;]

>SEE MORE FAQ STUFF<

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Anyway, hope everyone has a FANTASTIC (and relatively safe) New Years! See you on the other side!!


-Teagan

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spyrofan001 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow your art is amazing! Glad my friend revered me to watch you. It was totally worth it! Your art is awesome!
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Mollish Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, have you ever thought of drawing Anubis? I saw your phenomenal drawing of Hati, and Anubis kinda just popped into my mind :)
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Mollish Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art style is so unique! You manage to capture expressions perfectly, whilst also keeping an extremely detailed and realistic quality to your drawings! Absolutely incredible - you deserve so many more watchers!
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cybercortex Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your gallery O.o
its stunning, and I REALLY mean that, your style is just superb, had so much fun lookin at every piece, and I can learn somuch from your studies! this is the kind of stuff Ive been searchin for!
u get watched! :heart:
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Niuxey Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh! your style is so amazing! :D You're my new favorite artist hehe <3 :D 
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Awesome work! 
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Your art is outstanding...
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your work is amazing!
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