Visual Development for my book project.
This is a rough idea for a 'fisherman' that lives in the tribal areas of the birrin homeworld.
Traveling in groups, they wade through shallow lakes and sand flats hunting swimming creatures to feed the village.
The spear is long and cannot be held as a human hunter would: These birrin have designed a harness with a shoulder rest that the spear slides along and which carries some of the weight. The harness also holds various implements, in this case a fresh water gourd, butchering knives in a leather sheath and a ring of spikes that the catch is mounted on while the fishing continues.
Due to the position of the spear rest, one ear stalk has been folded away to keep it clear.
Long time viewers will notice that this version of the birrin has a few changes to the original, as I continue to design it.