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The Revenger's Tragedy by Jayie-The-Hufflepuff The Revenger's Tragedy by Jayie-The-Hufflepuff
O thou almighty patience, 'tis my wonder, 
That such a fellow, impudent and wicked, 
Should not be cloven as he stood, 
Or with a secret wind burst open! 
Is there no thunder left, or is it all kept up 
In stock for heavier Vengeance?
- Vindice, The Revenger's Tragedy, Act IV Scene II

(I totally didn't just grab that quote off of Google. :P Okay I did. I promise, I have read this play, it's just been a while.)

Ever since I started writing my BloodClan!Tigerclaw AU, I've been wanting to draw Tigerclaw as a BloodClan cat. For those who don't know, I have written a short story (with one chapter yet to come out) about an AU where Bluestar told the Clans about Tigerclaw's treachery, and he and his followers are subsequently rejected by all of the Clans. When Tigerclaw learns of the existence of BloodClan, he decides to join them in order to eventually take over their leadership and use them as an army to take over the forest Clans. Scourge allows him to join so that he can finally get his revenge on his old enemy. He gives him the name Vengeance when he joins the Clan, for the vengeance Tigerclaw/Vengeance himself seeks, and for the vengeance Scourge plans to wreak on him in turn. It's called Blood and Vengeance, if you want to look it up in my gallery, there's only two chapters out of three so far.

I was in a mood to draw today, so I decided to finally draw Tigerclaw/Vengeance decked out in all of his BloodClan glory. :D I was trying to think of what to name this piece when I suddenly thought of the Jacobean revenge tragedy by Thomas Middleton, appropriately titled The Revenger's Tragedy. The story I'm writing doesn't have too much to do with the plot of that play, other than involving revenge and revengers pretending to be allies of those they plan to avenge themselves on, and also immediate revenge as well as very long-awaited revenge. Not to mention one of the characters literally being named after revenge. :P But mostly I just liked how the title of the play fit the picture and the story, with these two revenges facing each other off, battling for the right to their vengeance without one of them knowing just what vengeance is awaiting him.

I'm actually really, really happy with how this turned out. :D I've always wanted to draw Tigerclaw/Vengeance with a BloodClan collar like I described in the story. I think the green suits him well, and honestly he looks pretty good with the collar. ^^

Those who've seen previous art of Tigerstar from me might see a bit of a difference. Initially, I planned to use the design for Tigerstar that I have on his ref sheet, but I've never been happy with how that design looks when shaded, and while I was really really happy with how the lineart was turning out with this thick fur and tall, hefty build, the design from the ref sheet was looking really awkward on it. So I decided to just say "screw it" and make a brand-new design for Tigerstar.

I'm going to make a new ref sheet for Tigerstar and his similar-looking kin, so you'll be able to see his new design more clearly there, but I'm honestly really happy with how it looks here. :D He finally looks like the big, hefty, tall, fluffy, and just overall menacing and huge cat I've always pictured him as. :D He also has new scars, including the muzzle scar he ears in Blood and Vengeance (which won't be part of his EOTW design since that was only earned in that AU). Overall, I think this is a really good look for him. :D

I'm also really happy with how Scourge turned out. He's just as tiny compared to the massive Tigerstar as I've always pictured, he has that sleek and cold, collected look to him, while also sneaking a glance at his unwitting enemy. I love how the shading turned out on him, the contrast of the icy eyes and the dark pelt, and his one white paw standing out.

I went a bit abstract with the background, mostly because I was feeling too lazy to draw a whole twolegplace background, but I honestly think that turned out pretty well too. :D

Overall, I'm really happy with how this turned out. :D
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Oakie-Dokie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jayie-The-Hufflepuff Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D
KeenTigerClaw Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018
Quick question, is the third chapter gonna get added soon..? I just read the first two, and I FREAKING LOVE IT. As far as AU’S go, this is one of the best I’ve ever had the honor of reading.
Jayie-The-Hufflepuff Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, thank you very much! :D And yes, I will try and get the third one done soon. ^^
KeenTigerClaw Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018
Anytime! And awessomeee!
Jayie-The-Hufflepuff Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
sleepyf0x Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This AU is super cool! I love the idea. I'm curious to know who "saved" ShadowClan in Tiger's stead, after Nightstar died.
Jayie-The-Hufflepuff Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D And I’m not sure, I’ve only really focused on BloodClan in the AU. Definitely interesting to think about though.
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