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Heroes of Another Story by Jayie-The-Hufflepuff Heroes of Another Story by Jayie-The-Hufflepuff
I've been meaning to do something like this for a bit, but I finally got the solid idea to do this with the newest releases of :iconarualmeow:'s and :icontacobellabae:'s Warriors fan comics, The Recruit and The Flightless Bird. The artists had apparently collaborated to draw the newest page for each other's comic. Seeing these characters done in another artist's style really motivated me to want to draw some of the characters from my favorite Warriors fan comics. And so here is the end result, a full drawing with the main characters of most of my favorite Warriors fan comics. :D

I just decided to draw them together in a big clearing, with some trees in the background. I'm fairly happy with how the background turned out, even if it's not totally good or realistic, it looks alright. The colors look good at least.

I'll talk about who I've drawn here and a bit about the comic they're from and why I chose them below. Each section will contain spoilers for the most recent pages of the comic in question, so be warned. I'll go from left to right, back row to middle row to front row.


1. Silentstorm from my own Echoes of the War

I hope it doesn't seem narcistic at all to put my own, non-comic character in there, I just wanted to draw Silentstorm hanging out with these other main characters from the stories I enjoy. ^^ It is kind of funny to see her scarred-up mess of a pelt compared to all these other characters, who have one or two scars at most. I can imagine that having to draw fifty scars every panel would get tiring after a while, so I can certainly understand not desining comic characters with a ton of scars. I probably over-scar my characters for what's realistic anyway. :P

2. Ivykit/Ivsong from :icontacobellabae:'s The Flightless Bird

Even though a few of the characters I drew, like Ivykit, have their full warrior names revealed, I decided to draw them as they are in the current place in the story. Ivykit is just a few moons old currently in The Flightless Bird, so I drew her that way. Since Silentstorm is the only one of the cats on this page to have had kits herself, she's the one stuck with babysitting duties, hence why Ivykit is sitting between her paws. ^^

The Flightless Bird isn't quite as far along as some of the other comics on this list, but I am enjoying it so far. ^^ Ivykit herself hasn't done very much yet, the focus so far has mostly been on her mother and her adult Clanmates. I like the way this Clan seems to be set up, except for the sexism of course, though it makes for an interesting conflict and story. And I really like the art style, it's very pretty, and I love how kind of wavy and pretty the fur on the long-haired cats looks, and the eyes. :D

I look forward to learning more about Red and his exile and seeing more of Ivykit as a protagonist once the story shifts to her. For now though, since she’s the main character we know the least about so far, it’s pretty fitting that she’s the smallest on this picture. ^^

3. Owlcoat from :iconowlcoat:'s The Owl's Flight

This comic isn’t very far along either yet, but this artist posted a lot of drawings of Owlcoat and the other cats in her life, sort of hunting vaguely at her story, before the comic even started, so I was drawn in by her art style and wonderful designs even before she started posting this comic. I don't know much about Owlcoat's character yet, as the comic isn't very far along yet, but I am very curious to see where the story is going, how Owlcoat and Silvermist ended up exiled from their Clan, how Fallenwhisper took over, how Oakmoon died, all of that.

Even if I don't know much of the story yet, I'm already in love with the art style. There's just something so crisp and pretty about the texture on the markings and shading on the cats, and the cats look stylized enough to have distinctive body builds and features without looking overly-cartoony, and it's just so detailed and well-drawn. Owlcoat's design especially is beautiful, I love her colors and her pattern, though Silvermist's eyes are beautiful too, and Oakmoon has a very pretty design. :D

I decided to show Owlcoat hanging out with the other warriors, listening while Silentstorm tells some kind of story, maybe about her battle with Shade. I don't have a firm grasp on Owlcoat's personality yet, since the comic's only just started, so I just showed her listening to the story with sort of friendly interest. She's supposed to be small but stocky, while Silentstorm is massive, so I tried to show the size difference between them, even though Silentstorm is lying down. I'm really not sure that I did her design justice, I couldn't quite figure out how the red seemed to layer over the paler fur, but I did my best, and I'm mostly happy with it, even if it doesn't come close to the original art.

4. Ravenfrost from :iconkelpyart:'s Blood and Water

This comic is farther along than the other two, and I've definitely been enjoying it so far. :D I love how this comic focuses on the prejudice prevelant in the Clans against any who they see as impure or lesser than Clan cats, and how the main characters challenge the danger of prejudice far more directly than has ever been done in the books. I really like Ravenfrost as a character (I also adore that name, I've always been a sucker for cats with a bird prefix and -frost as a suffix, as you might be able to guess from my fursona's name :P).

Her anger and her own prejudices are flawed, but totally understandable from an emotional perspective, and it's nice to see her, while addressing the prejudices of others, learning to overcome her own prejudices and realize she wasn't being fair to Wolfstorm, while still finding the space she needed to grieve for her father and work out her anger against Bearfang.

I also like how sort of simple, but also very pretty and fitting all of the character designs are, especially Ravenfrost's. I had fun drawing her, and I like how the bright blue eyes stand out against her gray pelt, and the pine-tree marking on her chest. ^^ She's noted to be fluffy, so I certianly tried to draw her as such, though not a super-longhair like Cloudtail or anything. She's got the scars on her nose, of course, and cheek fur tufting downward like in the comic.

Ravenfrost always seemed like a really good mentor, she cares a lot about Swiftpaw and looks out for him and his brother a lot, so I decided to draw her watching the apprentices' conversation from afar. She's sort of keeping an eye on how they're doing, since Yinpaw is sort of vulnerable right now. But she sees Coalpaw comforting her and is satisfied that the apprentice will be alright, hence her smiling and looking on with a content expression.

5. Rainstone from :iconarualmeow:'s The Recruit

This one might be the longest-running of the comics on this list, and Rainstone is by now definitely an established character. I haven't been following this comic for the entirety of its run, but it was still very cool to read through it and see how the art style has evolved and improved over time. For this one, I've really loved the mystery of this cult, how it's built up over time, with little bits and pieces of information being revealed along the way, as well as more cats dying and the tension between RiverClan and ThunderClan growing.

Even now that Mudstripe has told Rainstone the story of how the cult started, I suspect there's still a lot being held back, and still a lot for Rainstone to discover. I'm looking forward to finding out more about how everything connects together, and to see how it's all resolved. I'm guessing there's going to be more death before it all ends, but I really hope Rainstone is able to protect her friends, and doesn't take Mudstripe's bull seriously or let herself be fooled by him.

Rainstone's design is a simple one, but still very fun to draw. She always looked like one of the fluffier cats in the comic, so I definitely tried to get her nice, full pelt across here. She's got the cheeks tufted out to the side like in her comic, and her thick pelt and fluffy tail, and the white jagged marking on her chest. ArualMeow's designs mostly don't include ear colors for the cats, so I just picked my own shade of pink for the ears. Other than that, the colors are all from her design.

I definitely had the latest pages of The Recruit in mind while drawing her. She's laying down on the ground and hanging out with Silentstorm's group, but she's not really paying attention. Her mind is on the recent events of the comic, Mudstripe's explanation of the cult and her decision to work with him. I imagine she's very worried at this point in the comic, so I felt she would be distracted by everything that's happenening right now in her comic, trying to think of how she's going to deal with the mess she's gotten herself into.

6. Rusty from :iconcushfuddled:'s Twin Shadows

When picking the comics to draw characters for, I tried to avoid comics that dealth mostly with canon characters, since I didn't just want to draw five versions of Firestar or some other canon characters that star as the main character in someone's AU comic. However, I just had to include Rusty from the excellent Twin Shadows. This comic is truly one of my favorites. The art style is very unique, a sort of cartoony look, but with realistic elements, and with really cool colors and patterns due to the use of markers to draw the comic rather than a digital program. I really love the interesting use of colors and markings on each of the cats, especially Ravenpaw and Dustpelt's designs, they look so pretty.

The story is wonderful as well. I love how it explores the concept of what would have happened if Firestar hadn't joined ThunderClan as an apprentice. Some AUs like that either deviate too much or too little from the original source, but all of the changes made in Twin Shadows are well thought-out and justified in the comic. I love how WindClan never made it back to the moor since Tigerstar wouldn't have brought them back, how Yellowfang was never brought into ThunderClan, Sandpaw managed to save Spottedleaf, and especially the interesting twist of Ravenpaw joining BloodClan. I'm really interested to see Ravenpaw's time with BloodClan, and what happened to ShadowClan after Brokenstar died on the thunderpath, and what Rusty's going to do about his dreams. I also love how the relationships between the characters have shifted because of who was around and who wasn't, and especially the LGBT representation. :D

Grabbing colors from traditional drawings, especially when the colors seemed to fluctuate between pages, was definitely interested. I ended up grabbing Rusty's colors from a page, but I cheated a bit with editing the colors so they flowed well together, as he was turning out a bit yellow with really red stripes just grabbing colors, even though he doesn't look quite that contrasting in the comics. I'm pretty happy with how the results look, he looks like his comic self and his colors work well together. ^^ He's got his fluff from the comic, and his collar and fluffy, tufted-down cheeks.

I decided to draw Rusty hanging out with the warriors, listening to their stories with interest, just lounging on the ground while he listens. He's the last of that adult group of cats hanging out, even though he's sort of just starting his training now with Sandstorm, he's older and probably would be happier hanging out with warriors. He's a friendly sort of cat, of course, and curious about life in the wild, so I figured he'd be happy to hang out and listen to stories of warrior adventures and battles.

7. Raven from :iconpaintedserenity:'s Eyes of a Raven

Now for the younger cats. :D We start here with Raven, the granddaughter of Scourge and the daughter of Ravenpaw. This comic is another AU of sorts, rather like my own Echoes of the War, in that it's a post-The Last Hope AU that doesn't follow Bramblestar's Storm and following books as canon. However, that hasn't been the focus thus far, as so far we've been following Raven's travels as she tries to reach the Clans. Now that she's there, though, I look foward to seeing how things are in the Clans since the battle, especially Lionblaze's son, Jaypaw, who just showed up. ^^

Raven's journey so far has been enjoyable, I especially like this collection of rogues, loners, and kittypets she's sort of cobbled together and are now traveling with her. I really like Mitch's enthusiasm, and how grumpy but caring Kenny is, and I'm really curious about Shira's backstory and why she doesn't want Kenny to recognize her. I'll be really interested to see this group interact with the Clans, and especially to see how the Clans will react to Raven looking so much like her grandfather.

Little Raven here is hanging out with the apprentice group at the front. ^^ They're a few paces away from the warriors, hanging out closer to the camera. I'm not sure exactly how old Raven is in the comic, I don't recall whether it's been mentioned, but I kinda assumed she's somewhere around apprentice age, maybe a little younger.

She's said to be tiny like Scourge, which is why I drew her so much smaller than the other apprentices. Even though her cheeks are fluffy in the comic, the rest of her seems to be short-haired, so I assumed the fluffy cheeks were a stylistic choice, since all of her cats have them, and I drew her totally short-haired. I also darkened her shade of black a bit, since I draw my black cats darker, and I darkened the nose so it wouldn't stand out too much against the darker black fur, but the rest is from her ref sheet. She seems like a rather serious and wary cat for her age, so even though she's hanging out with the apprentices and listening to what they're saying, she's wearing a worried expression, not entirely comfortable hanging out with them and not really sure what to contribute.

8. Rainpaw from :icondangersad:'s The Perfect Green

This comic I've only just discovered, a week or two ago. I've only read through the story once so far, so I'm not totally brushed up on it, but I really like it so far. The art style is very cool, I love the how simple and yet how striking and unique the designs are, and I love how the shading and the colors all look together. The story is intriguing as well so far. I'm very interested in why Thornwing is betraying her Clan, what's happened to WindClan, and what exactly the peltrot is and how it effects cats. I don't have a ton to say about the comic since I'm so new to it, but I do really like them so far, and I'm looking forward to seeing more.

While I am new to this comic, I really love Rainpaw's design, the pattern is very unique and the colors just all look so good together, so I definitely had to include him. He seems like a sort of serious young cat, so I had him listening closely to what's being said, but with a serious expression. His design in the comic shows him having a fluffy head, tail, and very fluffy neck, and shorter fur on the rest of his body.

I still had thicker fur on the rest of his body, not totally short, but I definitely tried to emphasize the fluff on his neck and tail. His eartips are black in the comic, so I interpreted that here as black ear tufts. With the way I draw cats, I don't do eye whites like dangersad, so he just has blue in his eyes here. Other than excluding the yellow, the colors are all from his ref sheet. I really had fun drawing him, he's got a cool design. :D

9. Yinpaw from :iconhawktalon07:'s Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang is actually a remake of an old comic, which I have not read, and is part of a multi-comic series, which I have not read the rest of. I'll get around to reading the other comics at some point, but for now, I am very much enjoying Yin and Yang. :D The art style is very unique and stylized, and I love the use of color and especially the landscapes, which are very well-done to show the snowy mountain environment. :D I really like the story too, the concept of the Three Brothers and the Aurora Borealis being the spirit of their ancestors, and how these three Clans are set up. I really like the characters in this one, and their relationships (and LGBT representation in this one as well, go Brown/Lavender), and I'm looking forward to see where it goes. ^^

This comic technically has two main characters, Yinpaw and Yangpaw. However, since I'd only drawn one character for each of the other comics, it felt only fair that I only draw one for Yin and Yang, and admittedly, I like Yinpaw better than Yangpaw, so I went with her. ^^ She's really had a rough go of it so far in the comic, and things just got horribly worse, now that her sister killed her only friend in front of her. I decided to show her after having told the other apprentices about her troubles, looking mournful and hurt as she thinks about what her sister did to Stonepaw and how none of her Clanmates ever really looked out for her.

She was a lot of fun to draw too. ^^ I never draw cats with hair tufts with my art style, since I try to draw my cats realistically, but her hair tuft is such a big part of her design and her character that I had to include it. It was interesting trying to make it look alright with her more realistic design, but I think it ended up looking alright. ^^ She has it pushed back behind her cheek fur now, so I could show both eyes, and because she seemed a little too pissed to be hiding her eye in the last few pages. I darkened the shade of black on her, but otherwise her colors are from the comic. The last we saw her, she had thrown away her pendant, so I didn't include it on her here.

10. Coalpaw/Coalpatch from :iconchar-c0al:'s The Shadow Has Come

Last but not least, we have Coalpaw from CHAR-C0AL's comic. I really like the art style in this one, the pixels make everything look very crisp and clean, and I like the way the cats are drawn and designed. The story hasn't progressed terribly far yet, but I do like Coalpaw as a character, and how cheerful and compassionate she is, and her relationship with her parents and friends. I like Shallow too, and how Coalpaw defended her and was worried about her. I look forward to seeing where the story goes. :D

Since Coalpaw is such a friendly and cheerful sort of cat, and clearly compassionate from what we've seen, I decided to draw her comforting Yinpaw and trying to cheer her up and assure her that things would be alright. She seems to be mostly short-haired in the comic, other than her tufted cheeks, so I drew her with the tufted cheeks and with some scruff on the rest of her pelt.

I kept the same shade for her patches, since I wasn't sure whether she was meant to be black or dark gray, and there are cats darker than her in her comic. The eyes are definitely interesting to try and work out, since there are so many colors in there, but I think I made it look alright. It was fun drawing Coalpaw, she's a sweetie, and she's got a cool design. ^^
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DrPhoenixJKZ Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019
Fantastic! ^_<
Jayie-The-Hufflepuff Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D
DrPhoenixJKZ Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019
You are welcome! ^_<
chipster321 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
How did I only just see this amazing piece of art with all my favorite comics?! O.o 

I love the interactions between them and how they aren’t really just in one big group huddle and all in one big conversation, but actually more like a realistic clan, some cats doing their own thing, some just thinking and observing and then the chatting ones. And I like how they aren’t all currently like “Sunshine and rainbows yayyy” because that wouldn’t be realistic considering the points some of their stories are at. 

I love all all of these stories and can’t wait to see them and the characters grow an evolve even more! (Except Yin and Yang because I saw the OG of that story so I know how that goes down :( can’t wait for the new one though). Also I hate how the toxic fans ruined The Flightless Bird for the rest of us and getting it cancelled. All over something as silly as cursing. 
Jayie-The-Hufflepuff Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, thank you! :D I love these comics, and I definitely wanted to draw something with them all together.

Thanks. :D I wanted to show their personalities through their interactions, and it made sense to sort of divide them by age.

Same. :D I did finally catch up on all of the other comics in the Yin and Yang verse, and the newest one, Kingdom Come, is so good so far. :D And yeah, sucks that we won't see that rest of that one.
Cushfuddled Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
DUDE!!!! DUDE!!!!
I've been terrified of going on DA for a while and I just checked my messages for the first time in weeks and oh my g O D!!! ;W; I'm just...I don't even know how to respond to this! Rusty looks so BEAUTIFUL IN YOUR STYLE!! HOLY HELL, YOU CAPTURED HIM PERFECTLY!!! 
:iconcryforeverplz: Seriously dude it must've been so crazy grabbing colors from my pages and mixing them to make them look right! I'm always shifting around with colors because Crayolas are always slightly different—that and I forget my own character designs lol!! SO LIKE DUDE YOU GOT HIM SO PERFECTLY!!! HE LOOKS SO GOOD I'M JUST AFDJSAKLF
AND YOUR COMMENTS!!! ;____; I'm just so glad you like my story this much afdsajkl t h ank you so so much!! Rusty would /love/ hearing everyone's stories. He'd be having the time of his life. 
SENDING ALL THE HUGS!! It's been a long week and this has made me feel so much better <33
Jayie-The-Hufflepuff Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, thank you so much, this comment is so nice! :D I'm sorry you've had a long week, but I'm so glad you like the drawing, and I'm so grateful for the comment. :D

Haha, I grabbed colors from a few panels, but then I just tweaked them so he looked closer to how he did in the comic, so it was kinda guesswork, but I'm pretty happy with the end result. Aw, thank you! :D

No problem. :D Your story is so good, I love it so far, it definitely deserves the praise. ^^

Thank you again! :D I'm really glad you like it. :D
KelpyART Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But like kadljf l;asdkjfadskf

And everything you wrote about Blood and Water/Ravenfrost makes my heart just so happy ;o; I am glad you like it so much (and honestly, to have a drawing this awesome with some of my absolute FAVORITE characters with comic artists that I really look up to is so amazing oh my gosh send help) ;o;
Jayie-The-Hufflepuff Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, thank you, I'm really glad you like it. :D Yeah, it felt most fitting for Ravenfrost character to have her looking out for the apprentices, especially with what Yinpaw just went through.

Yeah, I really like the story and characters, and I can't wait to see more of it. :D And aw, I'm glad you like it. :D I really like your comic, like I said, so I definitely wanted to include Ravenfrost here.
KelpyART Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't just like it, I LOVE it <3 <3 <3 
Jayie-The-Hufflepuff Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, thank you so much! :D
CHAR-C0AL Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*sobs* Th-thank you...? ;a; <3 This is really sweet of you..

Thank you for taking the time to read my comic!
It's time like these that I really am grateful for people like you who praise my work and stories!!
Thank you again, you drew Coal really well! Sweet little baby!

Jayie-The-Hufflepuff Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, you're welcome. :D I'm really glad you like it.

No problem! :D I love your art style, and Coalpaw is a sweetie. ^^ And aw, thank you! :D
Devinital Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah so much love for other artist they came out lovely.
Jayie-The-Hufflepuff Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, thank you. :D
TACOBELLABAE Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much bb! <3

Ivy looks adorable in your style! And I love the little descriptions you put for each of them~'
Don't worry you'll see way more of Ivy once she becomes an apprentice! <3
Jayie-The-Hufflepuff Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
No problem. :D I enjoy your comic, and definitely wanted to include little Ivykit here.

Aw, thank you. :D And I look forward to it. ^^
OwlCoat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Student Digital Artist
omg thank you so much!!  she looks amazing in your style! :la:
I love it! Thank you so much!! <333
Jayie-The-Hufflepuff Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, thank you, I'm so glad you like it! :D I love all of your art, it was really fun to try and replicate your pattern for Owlcoat.
OwlCoat Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Student Digital Artist
you're very welcome, I really love it :'D aaaa happy to hear that!!
BlueWildfire9 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are all so cute in your style omg. I love how you portrayed little Ivykit with your character, idkwhy it's just such a nice detail. Also I didn't know Rainpaw's comic, I'm checking it right now, thanks for the recommendation! :3
Jayie-The-Hufflepuff Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, thanks. :D Yeah, I tried to keep all of the character interactions fitting, and since Silentstorm is the only one in the group who has been a parent, I figured it'd make sense for her to take over babysitting duties for Ivykit. ^^ And oo, you should, it's a very good comic. ^^
mafanas Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Student
AHHH thank you so much for including Rainpaw!! She looks awesome in your style!! I'm very glad you like my comic, too! :D
Jayie-The-Hufflepuff Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
No problem! :D Like I said, I'm new to your comic, but I really like it so far, and I love Rainpaw's design. And aw, thank you. :D
Hawktalon07 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg I love this so much! you put so much thought into each character and respected the artist's designs while putting your own style into affect as well! it really makes for such an interesting, unique, and amazing piece!

and of course, I love how you did my Yinpaw! She's so cute, and I hope in this situation, all these cats are helpful and calm and sympathetic with her! 

It's funny though, 'cause I read all those same comics, too! I didn't know you had a story, though! I'll take a look at it when I have the chance!

This really is so great, and thank you for including Yinpaw and advertising (haha)my comic!

and just so you're aware, the other two of my comics will become available to read as soon as Yin and Yang is done, so you'll get to see the rest of the stories! But if you want to read another of mine, you can find the fourth one (though it's technically a prequel also, but fourth I made) here: hawktaloncomics-skyfall.smackj…
Jayie-The-Hufflepuff Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, thank you very much! :D I tried to make each character's position in the group fitting, and I definitely tried to make their designs work with my style.

Thanks! :D I'm glad you like how she turned out. All of the characters in this are main characters with their own struggles they've faced and such, so I imagine they'd be perfectly sympathetic to what Yinpaw's going through. Coalpaw's trying to cheer her up, anyway. ^^

Aw, thank you! :D My series is called Echoes of the War, and the first book is Faded Boundaries, there's a folder with all of the chapters at the top of the list of folders in my gallery. I'd love to hear what you think of it if you read it. :D

Haha, no problem. :D It was fun drawing Yinpaw, and I really enjoy your comic and definitely wanted to include it.

Ooo, sounds good. :D I wasn't totally sure what the order of your comics was, so I didn't want to start in the wrong place, especially if there are YY spoilers in the later ones.
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