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November 25, 2012
Taggerung by =KaiserFlames
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Another piece for Fantasy Painting. It seems like that's the only class I'm doing work I actually enjoy in. Oh weeellll.

This project was to paint a new cover for a fantasy book of our choice, so I chose Brian Jacques' "Taggerung" because I am a huge Redwall fan and the otters are my absolute favorite of the critters in those books. Naturally, Taggerung is one of my favorite books in the series.

Photoshop CS5, Wacom Intuos3, approx. 20 hours.

Edit (11.14.2012): Some small adjustments/additions to the lighting and shadows of the piece as per instructor critique!

EDIT (11.25.2012): Aww geez! A DD! Thanks everyone! ;3;
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confusedkangaroo's avatar

I'd pick up a new copy of this book for this cover! Very detailed and nice to see the combo of Tagg and Nimbalo.

Ahzeya's avatar

Yay, someone else who enjoyed "Taggerrung!" I think it's one of the best books in the series with some of the most emotional moments. Love the Tagg/Deyna and Nimbalo dynamic here and the colors really make me think if a summertime forest.

Foragedreams's avatar
Woah! I absolutely love the Redwall series, and Taggerung was one of my personal favorites. This piece caught me off guard. One, because I see too many Redwall fans around and second its just beautiful. I wouldn't even be surprised if I ever did see this as the cover.
Cryos-R's avatar
Very well done, I like this as an alternate cover
BronzetheSling's avatar
I love this . . . Thank you SO much for posting this. What on earth. This is one of the best Redwall fanarts I've ever seen.
Ertrandmue's avatar
This is looking pretty awesome! I love the book to this day, and I still own my copy from when I was younger ^^ I think this is what I would imagine it looking like in my head. Anyway, good job on the amount of work you put into this :D
Eventide-Gypsy's avatar
OMFG!!!! This is fantastic! Taggerung is one of my favorite Redwall books! I love the way the tattoos contrast on Tag/Deyna's fur.
Maximum993's avatar
Wow, LOVE the scenery!
SSE-JHKlaus's avatar
This is BEAUTIFUL! ;-; So many memories come back to me and then I look over to collection of almost all the Redwall books. I wonder if I'll have time to read them.
KaiserFlames's avatar
Aww! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts! I really love it when my art can do such wonderful things for people! :3
SSE-JHKlaus's avatar
Do you enjoy the sounds of exploding minds then? Because you have one all over the wall in aisle 4.
SSE-JHKlaus's avatar
I'll take that as a yes.
i-haz-a-doodle-plex's avatar
This is beautiful. Love the details and the colors you used for lighting.
Adriellovesart's avatar
This was my favorite Redwall book! I love your depiction!
KittyTheSilence's avatar
Tag!been a looong time :3 adore this book! you made them look like a serious chars,not for children. 
Thats what i always like in Redwall fanart <3 wonderful work dear!
CGIbeast's avatar
Lovely picture, I  would love to see you do more redwall pictures.
keep up the good work :)
ambassador-brouwer's avatar
Taggerung is my absolute favorite, and this is one of the best I've seen!
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