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Dynamic Duo - sketch by 1-Renaissance Dynamic Duo - sketch by 1-Renaissance
At last! I've been reading High Rhulain again and had an urge to draw these two heroic otters: Lady Tiria Wildlough the High Queen Rhulain and Leatho Shellhound the infamous otter outlaw. I just love these two and sketching this was pretty dang fun.

There are those who have not read the book High Rhulain (by Brian Jacques). Therefore I will not spoil anything.

I haven't drawn otters before so I researched otter anatomy and studied David Elliot's illustrations in the book. Other than that I noticed that my sketches have been getting better. I really loved how this turned out. Who knows? Maybe I'll do some illustrating someday.

There you have it! :D

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OlderLocoBoy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
kinda fits this [link]
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KCrutcher100 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME job! I always saw a Tiria+Leatho pairing in my head when I read the book.
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xalicesadventuresx Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I love it! It's such a good picture of their characters. I love Leatho's face! It's hilarious! And I love how his paw is on her shoulder.
I know that he was way older and all... but I still think that they got together in the end. Anyways, I love it! :D
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1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Thanks! And yeah, despite their age difference, there's some potential in that pairing.
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Redwall151 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Okay so...This is pure awesomeness. I love your techniques! Redwallllll!
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fireworksinice Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That sketch is very epic and fun! You captured Tiria and Leatho *perfectly*!
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1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
:bow: Thanks.
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thelasttaggerung Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Awesome picture! I can't wait to see what else you'll come up with in the future!
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AlizeraSong Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is amazing! Great picture!

I really like the way you draw otters, very realistic. The foreground is very neat too, wish I could draw rocks that well. You're sketches are truely wonderful, could you possibly post more?:)
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1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
I sure will!
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FelldohTheSquirrel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another note, you draw otters way too awesomely. Tips?! :XD:
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1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
I researched otter anatomy if that helps. That and David Elliot's otter illustrations. :D Afterward I got a pretty good idea of how I should draw them.
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FelldohTheSquirrel Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice. I tried studying river otters, the result looked like a sea otter. D:

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1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
That looked pretty good.
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FelldohTheSquirrel Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. ^^;
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Kelaiah Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Wow! Awesome! :D You should be BJ's illustrator! :D And I agree with FelldohTheSquirrel, I like your sketches better than your digital art (not that your digital art isn't fantastic, btw).

Those two were awesome, and they would've made an awesome couple, had they more time to interact. But oh well.

Heh, interesting to note, Tiria is the only "young heroine/warriormaid" who offs the main villian (Mariel never got Gabool, Dotti didn't defeat Ungatt Trunn, Grath never even came face-to-face with Ublaz, and Triss wasn't the one who killed Kurda in the end).

Of course, Cregga did kill a main baddie, except I wouldn't count her as a "young heroine/warriormaid" because she's a badger, and badgers are already mighty creatures of war. Plus I recall she was no longer young when she killed Damug.
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1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Thank you, mate. You have absolutely no idea how bad I want to be illustrating for Brian Jacques.

I too was thinking that Leatho and Tiria would have made a good pairing. But hey, that's what fan fiction is for, eh? And fan art. That just gave me an idea.

I didn't even notice the young-heroine/warriormaid-not-being the-one-to-slay-the-main-villain thing you mentioned. That's pretty unfair if you ask me. Out of all of them I believe Grath Longfletch had the most right to slay Ublaz herself. I mean he was to blame for the fact that she was the last of Holt Lutra. Mariel comes in next.
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Kelaiah Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Well, I can guess that you want to illustrate for him very much. :)

Yep, that's what fanfiction and fanart are for. :D

I suppose so, except the swordfight between Martin and Ublaz was so awesomely epic, plus I figure the way how Grath would kill him would be to shoot him, and Ublaz deserves a more ceremonial death - such as stepping on the coral watersnake, which was the symbol of his power.

As for Mariel, Gabool also had Rawnblade and Joseph on his tail, along with all the other creatures he had wronged, so it kinda works out that he was killed by that big scorpian.
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1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
I guess that's true. I need to read those books again. I forgot how each died.
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Kelaiah Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
Yeah, I was like that for awhile; I'd read the book once and that'd be it. But thankfully I started writing certain fanfics and joined the Redwall Season 4 Project, and those more or less forced me to reread the books, and remember how amazing they are. :D
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1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
I see what you mean. I just read High Rhulain the second time and am now reading Salamandastron which would lead me to sketch Ferahgo and Klitch. But you really can't read those books once and be done with it, can you?
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Kelaiah Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
Exactly my point. :D Wow, I look forward to your sketch of everyone's favorite assassin weasels! :D
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1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
I'll try. ;) :D
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Shadymissionary Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
You did a good job!
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FelldohTheSquirrel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The shading rocks!!!!! I really think I prefer your sketches to your digital art now!!!! =0

High Rhulain was good. :)
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1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Thanks. Somehow that same thought reached the back of my mind. But I still like digital art too. It's pretty fun.
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FelldohTheSquirrel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it could be fun. But I still prefer traditional art. I'm just an old-school type of guy. :XD:
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