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Ballaw of the Rambling Rosehip Players!
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Published: January 29, 2016
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The Redwall series- especially the book Martin The Warrior- were my favorite as a kid. So as an experiment in style and because the characters won't leave my head all these years later, I decided to take another pass at some of them :)

Ahhh, Ballaw de Quincewold! The traveling troupe of actors and performers from Martin have always stuck with me- so many times I've designed or thought up new characters based on these old ones. The mad theatrical energy of Ballaw, his courage and willingness to fight alongside Martin...what a chap. Bally good egg wot wot ;)
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Jim-From-Hell's avatar
Great job!!! :wow:
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TOMIRI94|Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Nice!!
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dewmanna| Digital Artist
This is amazing!!
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y2jenn| General Artist
Good gracious, this is beautiful. Absolutely love the depth in color and your paintery strokes.
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LadyRhen|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EEEE!!! Love your Redwall series! Marvelous work!
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Scyphi|Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect! Spot on!
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SapphireGamgee|Professional Digital Artist
Pip, pip, cheerio!
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SadBoyinRain's avatar
I see some Rise of the Guardians inspiration? (It's a good thing, either way!)
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KingdomBlade| Digital Artist
This is my favorite of the bunch, I love how much character these is in this piece. I especially like what you did with his mask.

It was really fun seeing you release all these on Twitter, I'll cross my fingers that you decide to do some more Redwall down the road!
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SamwiseTheAwesome|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this series sooooooo much!
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wicked-nellie|Hobbyist General Artist
Really great! The colors and design are wonderful. From the pose you can see Ballaw is a dramatic actor, really getting into the role.
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Epic awesome, dude. :D:D:D
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SuperGiantBird|Professional General Artist
Wow! Between the pose, the expression, and the gorgeous colors, you really brought the character to life. It's amazing how you're able to emulate the look of traditional media. Especially the way the colors overlap and interact--how on earth are you able to do that? Lots of brushstrokes at low opacity?
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RebellingLemming|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cunning look! Great design! Dynamic!
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Azurilla12|Student General Artist
Awesome job!
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DjtHeutii's avatar
This is great!
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Cherise1221|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, I lived these books so much!!!!
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Fangx-ShadoWolf|Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, that's awesome. Love the expression of 'em
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Natesquatch|Professional General Artist
This is so great!
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