This might honestly be one of my favorite things I've ever done, lol. I knew I had to have "birds" in this scene, but obviously they couldn't just be Earth birds. So I started with a derpy set of walled eyes that were far apart, and it ended up looking kinda like a hammerhead shark. So I chased that concept a bit and looked at manta rays and made the wins all big and glidey looking. And then I was like "Hmm, they need legs. What kinda legs should they have?" and my editor was like "SHRIMP LEGS!" and I was like "OF COURSE!"
Then I went in and added some fun scrambled phenotype elements because that's also a thing in this comic. I seem to have a thing for drawing the animals in this sries as wall-eyed derps for some reason XD