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Redwall Races - Mouse 2.0 by chichapie Redwall Races - Mouse 2.0 by chichapie
The older version as seen here rubs me off the wrong way. Other than the unnatural look of a mouse having such pumped arm muscles, it lacked traits such as humility, reluctance, and a tiny speck of valor that rips through that reluctance.
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cwdphillips Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am a huge fan of Brian Jacques Redwall series. I love the artwork. A fitting tribute to the man's literary collection. Good on ya sir.
DominicTheRaccoon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
Good job, he looks very courageous!
NezumiYuki Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loving it!
Everything from the tones use, to the shadowing, to pose, and expression all shout out RED WALL!
Dranora Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
It looks like Mathias from redwall the book. He looks amazingly good. sorry about misspellings.
SHADOWoftheSPARTAN Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
I'm so happy. My childhood's not gone.
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this!
maari-rose Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
I just found your stuff after listening to the Redwall audiobook again. All I can say is "Wow!" Your art is believable, and brings life to a childhood favorite. Thank you!
Firiel-Archer Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Nice shading! ^_^
Maximum993 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow...could it be Martin the Warrior?

LarryKitty Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
More like Danflower
Kilama Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Agreed, this one does seem to look more... dare I say, realistic?
Tebw Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I must say I used to love these books in my earlier youth, and it's exacly how I used to imagine these mices, very nice work!
PencilTips Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait, you said something about color theory.. I really should go look that up..

I was looking through your old profile comments, and wow.. You're probably tired of hearing this but, you're really an inspirational person. Please keep up the good work! You're my role-model!
PencilTips Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What process did just go through to know how to pick such colors when shading and adding highlights..? Was it really all just observation? Any tutorials? Or was there something you read?

I'm finding it hard choosing the right colors while adding shadows and highlights. I noticed in this picture, that the right side of the cape is bluish-white, which is suggesting there is a light source that is white around that area. And the ruffles in the clothing, the shadows are reddish brown while the upper parts are yellowish white. The colors are different yet it blends in well.

It looks simple to draw but when you actually get to it, it's very difficult for me. How do you do it..? I know that what you probably might say is practice, which is correct, but I believe there is more to it than just practice and observation.

I've been looking at your work for hours (Mostly redwall), and I know I'm improving. I'm in the process of drawing something similar to this. If you don't mind, would you be willing to critique it once I'm finished?

Sorry if I sound imposing or annoying.. I'm just fascinated with your artwork.. xD
chichapie Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I'm willing to critique.

Process? Honestly, through all the years I've been studying about color here and there, I forgot where I found them. [link] This is a treasure trove of knowledge. I suggest you dig into it. How one person colors just depends on their experience, practice and knowledge. As far as thinking and choosing the right colors is concerned, it's simply all about picking the light sources, light intensity, ambient lighting, or just the general tone of the image. The rest just comes naturally.
PencilTips Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maraming salamat po! (I'm fillipino too, though I don't speak much tagalog.)
LurkinMacBurl Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Looks like a badass.
cayleycom Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yup. Definite Improvement. His expression hints a softness, his weapon readiness, and his eyes an eagerness. I like it much!
Mr-Geronimo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I agree. I kinda thought the other mouse looked like a monkey a bit. I personally prefer this one!
MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Writer
Spilled-Sunlight Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
dat shading :heart:
berserralk Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
: D
SableQueanVilaya Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What kinda software do u use for this?
chichapie Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Photoshop :)
SableQueanVilaya Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LuezA-35 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Beautiful, and nice colors.
Winterboy1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
nasanerd09 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great! I'm curious what the scabbards made of though, it doesn't strike me as likely that they'd use fur for anything (being animals)
Adiraiju Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dried grasses, perhaps?

(Betcha didn't expect anyone to respond after all this time!)
nasanerd09 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, no I didn't. And that sounds plausible...
Xendria101 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That so looks like Matthias. i like this version better because he so mature and grown-up looking, yet he's still pretty young.
Tarrenger Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i do like this one better, not to mention it make them much cuter looking ^^
Owlicopter Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
i wouldn't want to fuck with this mouse. he seems pretty badass
StrawbearyFox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
sooo cool and cute
Rachel-the-zarbax Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Awesome art!
Iybran Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I agree with you're reasoning. This one portrays the race far better.
FergusMcDuncan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist

DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, he's a cute little fellow! :aww:
HeatherTrelawney Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so sweet. :aww:
Heretofour Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Lovely. Just oozes mouseness!
CodeRedwallfan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
There's the Redwall mouse! You're right, this one just shows the average mouse, much like many of us who are just normal you could say, and we can all relate to him. Such awesomeness!
kineticdan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Agreed! This character has much more depth and subtlety :-)
PurpleHope Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colors are incredible !
Melvile Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
Matthias was the best.
takashid34 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
i like this new mouse version. i agree that the old one did seem a bit too cocky, though if his mussels were toned down he would be perfect for a mouse like gonff. this ine feels a lot more like matthais, wishing for peace while fighting. really great illustrations, definitely faved.
Normand Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Your illustrations for the Redwall series are amazing....they've basically made me start reading the books, I'm on Mattimeo right now. I can't believe I didn't read them when I was younger. This new version of the Mouse is really sweet, great job.
chichapie Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I can't believe I didn't read them when I was younger either :)
KoibitoDragon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Good call scaling him back a bit. Better to be a modest mouse then a mighty one.
bugfacegard Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
nice rendering, nice.
ManaAdvent Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Very cool!
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