Q: If I need to use a Ref for Uru, what TLK character do I reference?
A: You guys got this right. The answer is Kiara. She has the same round, soft, and cub-like features I wanted to depict with Uru. Though I rarely need reference for lions, I will occasionally reference Kiara screen shots for certain facial expressions, mostly fear, sadness, and laughter, as well as certain poses.
Q: Dumaka And Dahlia were names I used for previous Characters. Who Were they?
A: You guys got this right. They were 2 of 3 siblings that were Kovu and Kiara's cubs. The third sibling was Amadi. I originally had a comic about Kovu and Kiara's cubs, but got bored of it and abandoned it quickly.
Q: Viccha was originally depicted as...
A: A male hyena, descendant of Shenzi. Originally, Viccha was an RP character of mine in a lion king rp. He was the leader of the hyena clan, several generations after Shenzi, returning to re-claim the pride lands. But when I did some more research, I realized females were the most powerful in a hyena clan, and decided to change Viccha's gender and put her in Mohatu's Reign to explain the banishment of the hyenas to the elephant grave yard. Her physical appearance didn't change at all, just her gender.
Q: Originally, in the comic, Uru was going to be...
A: Wrong! You guys said "have her place switched with Ahadi, she would have been the rogue, he would have been the prince" An orphan that Mohatu adopts. Yup. I originally was going to make it so Mohatu never had a mate, and he found orphaned cub Uru someday while exploring the borders of the Pride Lands. He was then going to take her in, adopt her, and name her as his heir. I went against this idea mainly because I didn't want to have to draw more pages than I am already drawing XD And I also liked the idea that Mohatu suffers a deep personal loss with the loss of his Mate.
Q: Ahadi's Character is inspired by what popular DA artists Design?
A: correct! DJCoulz. I believe it was her originally who did the older Ahadi and younger Uru concept, and I've always been in love with that theory. My Ahadi is a bit more of an ass hole in some ways, but both design and character concept started with DJcoulz. However, I chose to make Ahadi a bit skinnier, the eyes are different colors, the mane style is different, and my Ahadi doesn't have extended claws.