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The Mad-Eyed Tyrant
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Published: January 4, 2015
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Episode 24 of tribble-of-doom's Youtube series, Cow of the Wild, was released yesterday and it was worth the wait. The last episode ended on something of a cliffhanger, as young wolf Lupis (one of the main protagonists) was discovered and captured by the malevolent wolf king, Rune, a crazed tyrant who murdered his entire family. Needless to say, Lupis is far from thrilled at the prospect of joining Rune, his trusty sidekick, Kia, and his long-suffering queen, Marra, on a field trip. The latter pushes Lupis to challenge Rune for leadership, which reveals a nasty truth that most fans of the series suspected but hadn't been confirmed nor denied. 

So many things are coming together and shit is getting real in this series, so I was inspired to have another shot at Rune, doing what he does best: killing... uh... something? If you haven't watched this series, I would highly recommend it. Not only is the voice acting consistent and very good all the way through, but it's amazing to watch the art and animation evolve through the 20+ episodes. It's also a series that makes you think and keeps you on your toes. For example: Rune, despite being a central part of the story, is originally introduced as a background character and a lackey to Lupis's scheming uncle. There's also the red herring protagonist in the form of Milly, a cow who wishes to be part of a wolf pack, hence the title. The plot is mostly centred around the wolves and their grisly politics but Milly occasionally causes some sort of mishap to move the plot along.

Had a lot of fun doing this and yay for style experimentation. Again. 

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Texture 564 by Sirius-sdz Texture 1267 by zummerfish
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bluewolf14's avatar
I love how you did the eye!
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Sabi-Arts|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uwh new episode???? -I forget to check them- 
I love that series :)
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Aloebe|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this series.. can't wait to see how it ends!!
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calistamonkey|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooo, I like the big chunky linework in this one ^_^  Nice mix of cel shaded, smooth painty shaded colouring too :D  Might check this out sometime :)
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tribble-of-doom|Hobbyist General Artist
EEEE!! This look so goddamned cool holy crap! I love the style and the texture is so fricken cool! This is going to be my new desktop background for a long while :P THANK YOU SO MUCH, THIS IS AWESOME. And thank you for those lovely words on Cow of the Wild in the description! So super nice of you to say, really means a lot to me! Thank you!! :D :D Aaack!!
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DetectiveRJ|Hobbyist Digital Artist

and you're totally welcome. I have a geeky fascination with art evolution and improvement. The latest episode was amazing to watch in the fact that you had to adapt to ToonBoom to complete it, after years of using Pencil, and it came out looking rather swell. 8D

srsly, keep up ze good work. 
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KestrelRaptor|Hobbyist General Artist
I like the way you lined this, and how you created a very glowy appearance :)
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Ghalenn|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your shading style
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