|7 May 2004|| |
This looks to be a formidable beast! Good work with the posture and the way it is skulking in the tree. I also like the idea of the story behind this and your various other creatures. Great work! Beth 'vampyrhobbit' Stiner
replies: "Thanks for the compliment...though he's not a beast...and I was going for a border guard pose..."
|10 May 2004|| Norma Peters|
How unique and original! This is actually different than anything I've ever seen. I love the character design. You've made it look quite formidable. Beth 'vampyrhobbit' Stiner
replies: "Thank you very much! That's the best compliment you could give me. "
|7 Jan 2006|| Anonymous Guy!|
Wow, Nice picture! Looks pretty much as what a saw the Asanbosam to be. Just a sujection.. (if your not finished writing the book.) You can go to this site and get more culture like vampires and lore.
http://dark.rage.users.btopenworld.com/menu.html Beth 'vampyrhobbit' Stiner
replies: "Thanks! I’ll look it up!"
|26 Jul 2010|| James Campbell|
Terrible! That doesn’t look a damn thing like an Asanbosam! Wheres it’s iron teeth? Wheres it’s knee hooks? That thing you drew looks like an inbreded borderline retarded fat white guy! Beth 'vampyrhobbit' Stiner
replies: "Please read the description where it states this an illustration of a race in a novel, NOT a depiction of a figure from mythology. Fantasy writers are not required to adhere to every detail of the folklore they draw upon. It’s a common trait of fantasy fiction to "explain" the origin of myths (see Harry Potter, The Dresden Files, Artemis Fowl, The Spiderwick Chronicles, etc). In this context, the "explanation" is that the hooked knees and the iron teeth are myths inspired by the Asanbosams’ weapons of choice.
And even where this not an illustration of a fictional character, please keep in mind that mythology is a very subjective field. One person’s imagining of how something looks does not necessarily match the next person’s. "