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'Savage' by Toonicorn 'Savage' by Toonicorn
This isn't Disney's "Jungle Book", it's Rudyard Kipling's. I loved Kipling's book as a kid and read it avidly, so much so that I, too, wanted to live in the jungle, with bears, wolves and panthers as my brothers. As a grown-up, I can now see the class struggle going on within the pages of Kipling's jungle opus, and even feel a bit sorry for Shere Khan (he was born lame, after all, which is why he became a man-eater), but my fascination still endures, so I created this tribute, which I've named "Savage".  Hope you like it!
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ClaimTheSkies Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Student General Artist
This is beautiful! Could very well be an illustration in some book ^^ I love how you drew the animals and how you placed them!
FlapperFoxy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work!!Wolfs rain howl Howling Wolf Icon - Free to Use 
LeeM Featured By Owner Edited Dec 25, 2015
I could quibble about the odd detail, like the fact that Mowgli didn't get the knife until after he attacked Shere Khan with the "red flower", but on the whole this is an excellent piece of work.:) (Smile) 
Kodimarto Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015   Filmographer
A really awesome job on the detailing and design of these guys and the picture too!!!:):thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Looks great.
tcr11050 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see Chil here is a vulture, which would be how I like it, also including Tabaqui as a hyena.
Templado Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Was very impressed by the book also. It was one of most important books of my childhood.
Its very nice to see artists of 21th century till paying tribute to such wonderful masterpieces of literature.
Happy to hear that Im not the only one who was not completely "wheaned" on Disney)
Toonicorn Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yeah, Disney's Jungle Book is an entirely different animal (so to speak) than Kipling's. It's not bad, it's just different. It seems that Walt wanted a much lighter, more humorous approach for the story, and it worked as a family animated film. But it's a far cry from Kipling's dark tale.
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