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Redwall Mini-Sketches by Skyelar Redwall Mini-Sketches by Skyelar
Okay, after much distraction I've finally gotten around to scanning the sketch/doodles that precipitated my last journal entry. They're listed under anthro because, while they're also fanart and fantasy, they're anthro fantasy characters from written but not visual media.... it sort of makes sense to me but if anyone thinks they'd be better off in another category, let me know. Of course, they could always be tossed in the scrap heap...Confusing.

Alright, critters from Redwall - A mole and a hedgehog drinking something alcoholic, two shrews brewing stew (teehee!), and a hare absconding with lots of food with an odd looking thing in his hand that is supposed to be a pasty. I've never seen a pasty and never eaten one, but they're mentioned an awful lot in the books. Just some light-hearted little drawings (and I DO mean little, each of the 4 was done on a 3"x5" notecard) that I did one evening, just because I felt like it. They're not meant to be any particular characters, but I think they're cute at least. =D

Technicalities: 1 2B mechanical pencil, 4 notecards. Splotched together in photoshop with a bit of contrast. Ta-da!
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Ellosse Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like all of these, especially the shrews and the hedgehog (who reminds me of Ambrose Spike). I think the hare's neck looks a little off, but it's probably just me. :) Excellent job!
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dapandagirl Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
I love your detail in something that you claim is a 'mini sketch'. i love this, and as an American that has lived in England (the country that gave us Brian Jacques) and Australia, i must say that most pasties look like that, and they are delicious! I am a fan of veggie pasties myself,  like carrot and potato, or spinach and cheese! (LOL,  I was meant to be a hare. :P)
anyway, great job!
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Leatho-Shellhound Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome!
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with some of the folks here, these are certainly much too good to just be called "mini-sketches!" I love them to bits! I think the chubby hedgehog is my favorite, he just looks so lovable... but the little shrews are cute, too, and the mole and the hare... they're all so cute and so very well-drawn! Great work! :nod:
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, such beautiful shading detail especially on he fur and Ambrose's quills(well you're right it's not him because they are not meant as any specific character but he seriously looks like him!). I love the hare's hat and platter of food, of course he'd be eating everything! This is so quaint and well drawn, thank you for the beatufiul sketches!
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theWeaverofTales Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WAIT WAIT WAIT: MINI-SKETCHES?????!!!!! NO SIR NO! IF THIS IS YOUR SKETCH WHATEVER SHALL WE CALL YOUR DETAILED WORK? NO, THIS IS "AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, MIND BLOWING AWESOMENESS OF WHICH WORDS ARE NOT WORTHY!"
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DB-Sach Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Artist
Foremole and Ambrose Spike!! :D
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HeatherTrelawney Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is really quite spectacular. :)
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Darkrunn Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
This is soooo perfect! Captures the mood of Redwall very well.

Very very very well done.
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crazyashley Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know it's a pasty, but it looks like the hare has a taco! i have no idea why that cracks me up as much as it does...i do like the way you made them anthro tho- very nice!
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Scooterbaby22 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!!! I LOVE REDWALL SOOOO MUCH(:
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deltaphantasia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Very cute! I especially love the hedgehog! You did such a good job on his facial features I can actually hear him laughing!! Haha :)
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... the Redwallers and their food and drink! :giggle:
They all look rather cute here! Great illustrations! :aww:
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Eublepharis Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Student General Artist
incredible work!
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Foldo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very realistic animals, Redwall, food... I like really this picture! :lol: :+fav:
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Milizha Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
that's sooo amazing! The animals look so realistic. You've done good job.
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B7ack-warrior Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Now that looks like something that I would draw. XD

Very Nice, looks more Medeval than most of the drawings that I see.
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FuzzieLogic Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Student General Artist
Adooorable...I love the style you did it in. I always thought sketches suited the books better than the cartoon line drawings in the TV show, but I didn't really like the ones in the books either. The facial expressions are just perfect. :clap:
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skunkbomb123 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
Please draw more Redwall art like this!
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MousieDoodles Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Whoa. That really Redwall. It's absolutly amazing! Definate Fave.
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darkwater-pirate Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
You've really captured the spirit of a Redwall feast, you did a fantastic job on the critters! (and I really love the pencil shading)
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Temiree Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007   Digital Artist
Very impressive! How did you get the faces to look so good? O_O I love it!
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Odd-One-Out Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
The Guosim Shrews (Guerilla Union of Shrews in Mossflower, heck yeah!) are GREAT!
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bardling Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006
Oh, wow! I have to agree with everyone that you captured the Redwall look/feel perfectly. The characters are so expressive without being cartoony. Very well done indeed.
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b15cl4vr3t Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2006
Love how they look realistic and expressive at the same time! Very Redwall-like! :3 I'm saving this if you don't mind, and I'll browse your gallery looking for more *_*
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Teru-teruMomiji Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005
OMG there good!! You captured the essence of the good-willed atmosphere of Redwall creatures to well!!!
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morcondil Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
This is great! :D Especially the hedgehog and the mole. I really like you pencilwork.
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exsporkaber Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2005
REDWALL!!! wonderful..they look great :D
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corvidophiliac Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004
Those are fantastic! And very Redwall. And you got the pasty perfectly.
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Yamidragon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004  Professional Artist
thats so redwall- they look in party mood- i love the shading on the hedgehog especially
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misssakura Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004
aaaw its like a mix between willow farm and beatrix potter, very cute brings back good memories
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RulerofEverything Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004
Oh, very nice, I like them alot! You really did them nicely, you should make more. Just like I had imagined them when i read the books.
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, cool! You captured the feel of Redwall very well I think. Feel free to stop by my gallery sometime!
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