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Redwall Races - Squirrel 2.0 by chichapie Redwall Races - Squirrel 2.0 by chichapie
There were three problems I realized from the original...

1. I found it less natural for squirrels, specifically redwall squirrels to be on the ground. It didn't portrayed their character as much as I intended to, so I re-illustrated him on his natural environment.

2. His costume from the original looks like a incoherent mash up of random clothing. Other than that, squirrels are commonly portrayed as scouts and archers.

3. Most people remember Rakkety Tam from the original illustration. It's not supposed to be that way. Rather, the illustration should represent the race in general.
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:iconannagrace16324930225:
Annagrace16324930225 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
I Read the redwall Mattimeo, The first redwall, And Taggerung *Is redwall fan* ;3;
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theWeaverofTales Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've read Redwall,Mossflower, Mattimeo, Mariel of Redwall, Salamondastron, Martin the Warrior, the Bellmaker,Outcast of Redwall, Pearls of Lutra, the Long Patrol, Marlfox, the Legend of Luke, Lord Brocktree, Taggerung, Triss, Loamhedge, Rakkety Tam, High Rulain, Eulalia!, Doomwyte, the Sable Queen, the Rogue Crew, the Great Redwall Feast, a Redwall Winter's Tale, and the Redwall Cookbook, all of them at least three times, and loved them all *also is Redwall fan* XD
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eleni5 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Καταπληκτικο!!!
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:iconforerunnerofautumn:
ForeRunnerOfAutumn Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
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:iconfreakkatt:
FREAKKATT Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the face C:
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:iconsnivy1234:
snivy1234 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Theres a group trying to make a mossflower movie you should contribute
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:iconpittyputty:
Pittyputty Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012   Digital Artist
HOLY CRAP! You're the first person I've seen on deviant art to do a redwall drawing!!! INSTAFAV!
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:iconvioletseptember:
violetseptember Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student General Artist
OHMYFLIPPING GOSH!! I can't believe I haven't seen Redwall fanart 'til now! I luuuuv it.
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:iconfergusmcduncan:
FergusMcDuncan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally awesome! I love how you made it, and I agree with your statements too! :clap:
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:iconsquirrel2000:
Squirrel2000 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
I love that Squirrel.
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:iconrakefur:
Rakefur Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Wow. This is some good stuff.
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:iconaalder:
Aalder Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this, and had a heart attack because of how AWESOME it is! Can't wait to see more done! (YOU'VE BEEN WATCH'D)
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akato-kang Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
wooow i love it good job :D
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, pretty cute and agile squirrel there! :)
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:iconnanashieru:
NanashiEru Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
That's an amazing image. Beautifully done.
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sporefox1 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Either way, even if it's a recreation, it's a great piece as are all of your other works.

Your just an all around great artist.
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Taren14 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Yeah, THIS looks a lot more like a squirrel that I'd picture. Nice job :)
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:iconplatypus12:
platypus12 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
When you think about it, don't you think squirrels in the Redwall universe are kinda like Tolkien's elves?
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:iconchichapie:
chichapie Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah. And moles are the dwarves. Probably mice are the humans.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
I've been writing manuscripts for a book with a similar concept to Redwall, as well as Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. In the book I'm writing, there's also a race concept similar to what you've described—birds and squirrels are like elves (birds of prey, however, are sort of like dark elves), moles are dwarves, mice are hobbits, rats (which are not typically evil here) are humans and lizards are orcs.
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portheiusJ Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional Artist
Well then, this sounds like it is conceptually improved. Quite like his clothing and the way you did the lighting.
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:iconjedski:
jedski Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
anung brushes gamit niyo sa fur? ganda ng kulay
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:iconchichapie:
chichapie Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Mostly default round brush with size pressure.
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:iconkapuschati:
Kapuschati Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Yaaaaaay, more squirrels! ;D
I like the style, and the animal itself is gorgeous anyway ;)
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:icondevalljapan:
devALLjapan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:)

awesome
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:iconfariaana:
fariaana Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Wow this is awesome, I love its clothes and expression :)
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:iconraystreammaiden:
Raystreammaiden Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Oh god can u plz tell me were u drew that amazing thing ?? Its pretty awsome !
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:iconchichapie:
chichapie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Photoshop.
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:iconraystreammaiden:
Raystreammaiden Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
k thx..awsome drawing btw
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:iconnasanerd09:
nasanerd09 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree, this does seem much more archetypal squirrel than the first picture. I love the curious look on his face!
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BalvayneVI Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Extremely well done. I was a huge fan of Redwall and in fact am working on a series much like it. Brian Jacques was a great writer and I'm glad to see very skilled artists such as yourself capturing his work.
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
:heart:
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:iconmacgwyver:
MacGwyver Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011   Digital Artist
Fantastic work . Very nice lost/found edges. My favourite part of this are the details, particularly the fur and clothing. Fine job.
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:iconchichapie:
chichapie Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconmacgwyver:
MacGwyver Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011   Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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:icondylpa:
dylpa Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Amazing. I love the new version of the squirrel race.
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procyonix Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
What an awesome character. Redwall was my favorite series growing up :) Maybe you should try illustrating their covers :P
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PsychoAngel51402 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Gorgeous as always! :love:
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Heretofour Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Lovely, so version one is Rakkety and this version is general squirrels. Works for me.
I really like this, the colours of the clothing, the stillness in the squirrel, I can well believe that he is watching vermin below.
Brilliant as always.
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YasminFoster Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful texture and the clothing is very well designed for the race. I love the almond-shaped eye, very fitting.
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Patchy253 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Yes! A bow! Sehr, sehr gut! Ich liebe das.

Sorry, getting my bit of German for the day, and my love of archery is flaring up again.

Seriously, though, great work.
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FelldohTheSquirrel Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Top notch design! Certainly a lot better than before. :)
Fav'd!
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Anayo-s Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Fantastic as usual.
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:iconladyburrfoot:
ladyburrfoot Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh hes so cool!
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:iconjdcalderon:
JDCalderon Featured By Owner May 31, 2011   Writer
Awesome :)
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is so gorgeous (as usual), but I'm really drawn to the tip of the tail there. That wispy blue / grey ... all your portraits are turning out to be so lush! :O
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awesomedragon Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i like it
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Scyphi Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I think I like this one better. :)
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:iconski-machine:
Ski-Machine Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student
Beautiful work :D I love the fur detail and his clothing, especially the bandana, it makes him seem more scoutish :) Very cool as always :)
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DarkNightGlow Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hahahaha si so cute!!! i Love it ^_^ Good work
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