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El-ahrairah by Alicique El-ahrairah by Alicique
El-ahrairah, prince with a thousand enemies!

The last of that particular set (all sketched over the course of about three days), colored. Also my first submission in the fanart section. :D

Third creature, inspired by Watership Down. Which apparently was my favorite book in grade school. After re-watching the movie this summer, it's a wonder I didn't grow up deranged. Heavy stuff!

Set Sketches: [link]
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:iconthefieldalchemist:
TheFieldAlchemist Featured By Owner Edited Mar 6, 2015   Traditional Artist
When I first saw this I thought: "Hmm... looks like some kind of rodent." And then I read your description and was like "OF COURSE IT´S EL-AHRAIRAH, what else??"

I adore the book, the lore and everything about Watership Down. It´s so down-to-earth and mystical at the same time. I used to watch the kids show when I was little you know, the tame, nice one without any blood. And then I stumbled over the real movie, thinking it was my series, and had nightmares for weeks. ^^° I read the book when I was older and loved it, and also rewatched the movie. It´s just wonderful. Not meant for children, but wonderful.

Great job on that interpretation of the father of all rabbits!
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EtherealBlade4 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Awesome rendition. I really love the El ahrairah stories that are told in the book, especially 'the story of the trial of El ahraira'. Would love to see your version of some of the other characters such as Prince Rainbow or the Black Rabbit of Inle :)
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trugunzar Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
what animal is it, if any? looks like a hare.
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Alicique Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional
Yes! Exactly what I was going for.
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lovethehearth Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
amazing!!
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:iconalicique:
Alicique Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional
Thank you!
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durpface0 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Mhygod, this is amazing.
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wardude69 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
if they catch you they will kill you, but first they must catch you.

if thats prey, what do the predators look like ?
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drakedrakehi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
They will kill you if they catch you....

But first they must catch you
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delete-lover Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Wow, wonderful and very creative depiction of El-ahrairah =) I love how he looks more like a creature, but retains some rabbit-like qualities. And the coloring is just fantastic. <3

Great work!
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
A very unique and awesome version of El-ahrairah :). I've never quite seen anything like it, wonderfully done!
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:iconalicique:
Alicique Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional
Thanks! (Sorry for the late reply. :P)
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Oukami-SuGo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it's cool! =)
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:iconalicique:
Alicique Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional
Thank you~
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xXZelzex9808Xx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Whoa..@.@..So cool!! I love this. So detailed, so carefully made. This is such an awesome art piece. @w@
Also, I love how you made El-ahrairah look. >w<
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:iconalicique:
Alicique Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional
Thanks, glad you like it!
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Empath-L Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Creepy. o_O But AWESOME! Nice work.
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:iconalicique:
Alicique Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional
Thanks!
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TurtleSensei Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! My fiance actually finally got me to read this book last year. I loved it. And this is just breathtaking. it reminds me of old folklore art.
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Alicique Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional
Ah, I'm glad you enjoyed the book! And thank you. I was very inspired by the opening of the animated version of Watership Down, which might be worth checking out on youtube if you enjoy folklore-type art. 's a well done opening.
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TurtleSensei Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm I just may. I've never actually seen the movie. My fiance has. He used to own it but had it stolen while at work (he worked in an Assisted Living Home and he's not sure if a Client or a fellow Care Taker stole it) I do want to see it though. maybe I'll check it out on YouTube!
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sassamafracken Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this just absolutely blew my mind. not only do I love the movie, but the beginning sequence telling the story of El-ahrairah is some of the most fascinating animation ever created, let alone by Disney. And what an amazingly intimate rendering of him. Detailed but somehow vague, as myths should be.
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Alicique Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional
Watership Down seems to have such a small fan base, so I'm glad to hear such a thing from a fan of the movie. Thank you, I'm pleased you approve of my rendition of him!
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sassamafracken Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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PoetryMan1 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Student Filmographer
this is cool, creepy, disturbing, dynamic, and all in all a job well done!

I never actually finished watching that movie... hm.. *starts to look up on youtube*
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Alicique Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional
Thank ya! 's a good movie...though vaguely disturbing.
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PoetryMan1 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Student Filmographer
That part with the badger(I think) in the bushes was terrifying! well, not for me, but I imagined it in the minds of kids. I mean, it IS a kid's movie. *giggles* man those kids must have screamed at that part lol.
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frozengerbil Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
really beautiful.
:heart:
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:iconalicique:
Alicique Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional
Thank ya!
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VerySmallIndeed Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Such a wonderful rendition of this character. I especialy looove the ears!

...no fluffy bunny tail? I supose that wouldn't look very Godly. =P
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Alicique Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional
Thankssss.

And nah, I'd imagine not. Tempting to draw, though!
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vitaedigest Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Student Filmographer
please sign: [link]
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Redkora Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
You made him look awesome! This is great!
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Alicique Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional
I'm responding so late, but thank you very much!
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Epiaruna Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't actually read Watership Down, but I've seen snippets of the movie. Definitely a bit bothersome! I just love the way you detail your stuff--seriously, it's just so good.
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vitaedigest Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Student Filmographer
Amazingly beautiful, really captures the aura and essence of the character in the book: if it was the design of El-ahrairah in a photorealistic CGI Watership Down remake, I'd love it!!!

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Photorealistic CGI Watership Down remake?
HELL YES!!!
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:iconalicique:
Alicique Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional
Thanks so much! I'm glad you think I managed to capture the character right. Hahaha, CGI Watership Down remake...that needs to happen someday. XD
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This really rocks. Solid design, and really clean finishing style!
Also: CREEPY NOHANDS!!!
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Alicique Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Professional
HANDS ARE FOR THE WEAK.

All the cool kids nowadays have tiny paws. -nod nod-

But thank ya, glad you think it turned out clean!
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Voodoorabbit Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful interpretation of him :heart:
watership down is like...my favourite book
since fourth grade i've re-read it like twelve times lmao
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Alicique Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Professional
Whew, glad I have the approval of a fellow reader! Though honestly I haven't a clue where my copy of the book went. Gots to find'n re-read it, aghhh.

I like that your interests and your DA name seem to match. XD
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Voodoorabbit Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
or creature derived from him fjsdjfsj
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DestructoBot Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Student General Artist
I think of the three, this is my favvvv
<3
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Alicique Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Professional
Same!
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THeWiLL2LiVe Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
very awesome
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Alicique Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Professional
Thanks!
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