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Dayah Forest Biology Part 3: Vertebrata
The Dayah view all living things as important and interconnected; but they feel their kinship closest with the world's animals.  Perhaps it is the fact that one can look into an animal's eyes and glean something of its thoughts; perhaps it is the fact that they share similar motives and behaviours.  Whatever the case, it is the bat and lemur, bird and sloth that the Dayah most often call "brother."
Again, the few examples below are intended to paint a picture of the life forms that fill the Dayah Forest.  Many others exist, and new species are discovered regularly - even by the Dayah who walk the forest daily.  Most of the familiar arboreal tropical orders are present, such as sloths, tree frogs, arboreal rodents and snakes.  However, there are also others of a more exotic nature.
By and large, the animals of the Dayah Forest have adaptations that would label them nocturnal or crepuscular by the casual observe
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Dayah Forest Biology Part 2: Invertebrata
Like any jungle, the Dayah Forest is crawling with creepy crawlers.  These range from the beautiful to the useful to the horrific, and are seldom far away.  
One of the oddities that visitors occasionally find it hard to overcome is the propensity of the Dayah toward eating many of the species of arthropod in their lands.  Most Dayah are puzzled by this - especially since many outsiders they have met think nothing of eating crabs, lobsters or other similar creatures.
Part of the viability of arthropods (bugs) as a food source relates to the fact that many gigantic species of insect and arachnid can be found in Dayah lands.  Due to the high levels of moisture and vast amounts of vegetation in the jungle, oxygen levels in the forest are very high.  Insects and arachnids breathe through a sort of modified internal gill, and this typically limits their ability to oxygenate a large body.  However, the unique nature of
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Made with pride by the DeviantArt community BROWSE ALL ART

Dear viewers,
Lately, I have found myself fortunate enough to be gaining a lot of attention in the dA community.  I'm not sure if it's because I've been posting more regularly (even when I haven't drawn anything, I've been trying to put up a photo every week or two) or what, but there have been a lot of people noticing my work, faving and making polite and helpful comments.
I find all of this immensely flattering!  As many of you know, it has been my policy so far to visit the gallery of anyone who faves my work, to check out their own submissions, and to offer a personal "thank you."  It's been my way of showing appreciation for the positive input.
Unfortunately, my personal time has been a bit short since 2014, when I took my current day job - and it has severely limited the amount of time I have for leisure.  This has caused me to scrutinize what I do with that time pretty intensively.  With regard to dA, I've noticed that I have been spending more time thanking people and replying to comments than I have on actual art.  As my Watcher base grows, and my work gets viewed more heavily, this trend only increases - and, on many evenings, this means that I don't get around to drawing at all.
I would like to reiterate that I dearly love the dA community, and those of you who watch or visit my gallery have been nothing but wonderful!  If I had all the time in the world (or even an extra four or five hours a week) I would happily go on as I always have, giving each of you the specific thanks that I feel in my heart.   Your critiques fuel my ambition, and your comments stoke the flames of creativity.  For that, I thank you all!
That said, I suspect that most of you would prefer more interesting (I hope) images from my gallery to a bunch of "thank yous" - especially as I try to avoid coming off as spammy, and limit myself to thanking each person a time or two before tapering off.   As such, I'll be focusing more on creation and output in the coming months, and seeing what happens.  I hope that you'll find the result acceptable.

With humble gratitude and continued ambition,
  • Listening to: Gorillaz - Saturnz Barz
  • Reading: Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master's Guide
  • Watching: Critical Role
  • Playing: Dungeons & Dragons, 5th Edition
  • Eating: Chilli cheese poutine
  • Drinking: Tropicana strawberry banana OJ


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Gaston3-italia Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, Thank you for your Favorites. :)
Djake Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Likewise, thanks for the images!  A pleasant picture always makes a brighter day.  :)
sandcastler Featured By Owner May 12, 2018
Incredible mermaids!!!
Djake Featured By Owner May 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again!  MerMay is far from over!
Joshymoto Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave! :D
Djake Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Likewise - and good luck on your upcoming summer projects!
JoePingleton Featured By Owner May 5, 2018   Filmographer
Thank you for all the faves and kindness :) (Smile)
your work is amazing
Djake Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Likewise, amigo!  Your work is captivating!
paytonsnewheart Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama!
Djake Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Likewise!  I hope you enjoyed your stay on my page. 
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