I'm not a vector artist, and i just don't have enough time giving tutorial, so i'm just gonna let you strip it yourself. Done it on corel again. Corel Draw is quite easy to use and powerful, though many average designer prefer illustrator the most. i just hate to keep my finger on CTRL,ALT,SHIFT key all the time when using illustrator. This is an Old Costume Captain America, you can see he doesn't wear scaly costume. Steve Rogers is a firefighter in real life. Bet you didn't know that.
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.
Still prepping like mad for the con show...here's one of the little 5 x 7's going in. Quail and Quagga! Thrown together too often in the alphabet, which may account for some of the apparent tension between them. (Not nearly as much as between the Unicorn and the Ural Owl, though. Those two can't even be in the same room together.)
Mixed media, 5 x 7. Should be at the show, but if some quagga lover out there absolutely must own it, drop me a line. Prints available for $10 at Red Wombat Studio: [link]