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LongBow by bridge-troll LongBow by bridge-troll
A little watercolour and gouache painting inspired by the Redwall series of fantasy novels, written by Brian Jacques.
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Bluefeather42 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
Brings back memories...
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SteveWand Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
Terrific picture. I've recently published my 1st novel: The Door to Caellfyon. Think Redwall/Narnia and you have it. I'm now working on my 2nd book - a follow-on tale to the first. I may have need for illustrations for website/bookcover. Interested?
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EndlessPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
This is great. You even managed to get the archery technique to be more-or-less correct- which is hard when the archer is an animal.
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saphira222 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
The nostalgia is so real. I remember back when I actually liked the Redwall series, before I grew boring in my adulthood...and back when Master Jacques still had that air of originality, instead of having a samey plot every book. RIP Master Jacques, and a toast to his awesome series...
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Son-of-Icarus Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Redwaaaall!
Aashh, so many memories. I believe that some of the Long Patrol should be next - who doesn't love nearly intelligible hares?
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BilboobliB Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
") Skilled
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okonomiyaki4U Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Professional
Awesome! ;-)
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feldrand Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
oh, my daughter loved to watch redwall - nice work here... :D
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Evaron Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well done
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Feyjane Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cool! I like animals-heroes :)
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jeremygordonart Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome; I loved those novels, and this really captures the charm of those stories very well
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ErjonArt91 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What colors do you use?
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spazzikat Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, this brings back memories. Loved that series. Great painting!
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aefyn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Writer
that's awesome, yeah I used to read Redwall :D
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Someonewhoexists Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh the nostalgia!
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Twinimation Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013   Filmographer
I really like this series! Always a favourite. Very well done! I'm going to go on a limb and say that this may be Dandin.
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kovachconcepts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Agh!  Yes!  I was already a fan of your work, and now you did a Redwall piece!  Very excellent.
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chrischen0407 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
i like this painting style,if it can be made into a cartoon movie```(Do you like Japan animation like 'one piece’?it's my favorite~~haha,i seem stray from th point==
Great work!!!
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bridge-troll Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
I love Japanese animation - my favourite is Studio Ghibli.
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Orion159 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Redwal!?!?

I think what you meant to say was my childhood.


Really great job with the details!
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MarkMoore Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Clearly the neighborhood cats don't stand a chance. Like the NC Wyeth feel very much. I burn with jealousy...
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Meltintalle Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all the different colors. :D
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mushyZ Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
a good choice of inspiration. i love it!
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:iconbridge-troll:
bridge-troll Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Thanks so much everyone for all the kind and thoughtful comments.   :)
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Juliano-Pereira Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<font><font class="">Nice Work!!!</font></font>
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VagueMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Reminds me of Reepicheep from Narnia as well as the Redwall series. Fantastic job!
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mycupisempty Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE Redwall. :)
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Sigarth Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Great!
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Season-san Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing!
Redwall is my favorite novels. 
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Temporalvisions Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great painting and great books!
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Kvilesse Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
<font><font>это гениально</font></font>
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Pabllo13 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing:DDDD
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TheTrooper Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely:)
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Qitian Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I'm particularly in awe by the background (although the character is lovely, of course) - the way in which you suggested foliage and undergrowth, shadow and light "simply" through dots! It's so effective, and a great contrast to the more detailed work on the archer.
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bridge-troll Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Thanks so much Qitian !   :)

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Azurenite88 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Big Redwall fan, love it so much
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Shasiel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Hehehe cute.
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SoulcolorsArt Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful, love it.
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keepkickin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnifique
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SoundStar Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why are there no strings on the bow?
this is awesome, though. lol but i'm confused.
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bridge-troll Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
The bow string is moving that's why you can't see it. He has just fired an arrow.
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SoundStar Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh >.<
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JDCalderon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013   Writer
Awesome :)

Well done, sir.
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ModerneVampiressa Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
XD
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Selmarkai Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*gasp* It's perfect! Love it, glad to know there are people out there who still remember Redwall!
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bridge-troll Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
:)
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Wifflin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I clicked on this thinking it looks like something out of Redwall, then was like 'oh'
(im on the outcasts of redwall, a goog series but repetitive)

Great picture!
How long did it take?
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bridge-troll Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
6 hours   :)
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NerezaWorks Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
I acualy just got done reading one of the books in the series red wall series called mossflower and got another of the series to read with redwall I enjoy the writing style in the books so far and wanted to say its a nice interpretation of the character  lovely work ^^
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bridge-troll Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Thank-you.
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