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sorrowful sacrifice by 1-Renaissance sorrowful sacrifice by 1-Renaissance
Trapped underneath the burning fallen trees is the same squirrel archer from Last Arrow, Last Sunset. I named her as well: Crosstrack, archer and battle strategist.

Holding onto Crosstrack's paw is Chief Arrowind. And that groundsquirrel archer holding off the enemy's approach for as long as he can is Stonegrind.

Now we have officially established the clear and obvious fact that I need to get to work and practice sketching fire because it's pathetic.

I took another look at this a minute ago and it reminded me of the lines from one of my favorite songs "Hand of Sorrow" by Within Temptation,

"So many dreams were broken and so much was sacrificed.
Was it worth the ones we loved and had to leave behind?"
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OlderLocoBoy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this pic reminds me of this [link]
Pinegreen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Awesome. So from what i can guess the story behind this is: Crosstrack is in a hole or a dike, shooting at the enemy. A tree falls on her and traps her. Enemy go to kill her. Arrowind and Stonegrind save her. Is that it?
ShirubaHyuga Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
If that fire's pathetic, I want to see what they look like when they're NOT pathetic!
halfblindwriter Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
interesting in my mind
how could it be possible to breath or talk with so much weight on you?
but alas, who knows.

definitely would read if the book came out
1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Her body is in a ditch, can't you see that shaded area where the opening is? There's barely enough space for her head and arms but the rest of her is still stuck in there.
halfblindwriter Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh, I didn't see that!

Thank you for explaining
Foeseeker-warrior Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
*sniff* So sad . . . Sort of a bittersweet shot. She's trapped, probably gonna die . . . but you can see the love between her and her Chief. Maybe not a husband-wife love or even a father-daughter love, but still a love and a respect and a comradeship.

Could you give me some tips on drawing squirrel faces and paws? I'm working on a shot of Rakkety Tam and Doogy Plumm and, while I have the general idea of what their faces look like, I just can't seem to get them right. The paws, too; both of Doogy's paws are around Tam's arm, one of Tam's paws is around Doogy's arm (you know, grab each other's wrists grips, but they're pulling on each other here), and Tam's other paw is flat on the ground in a "push ups" position. It's the gripping paws that have me; I can't get them right.

No, your fire is not pathetic. I can only get that effect with color, and you managed it with black and white. It is very obvious but it doesn't have too much detail to distract from the scene unfolding beside it. If there was more detail to the flames one's eye would go there first.
1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Hmm, now that was interesting when you mentioned the love between them. You read it in their eyes and indeed there actually was love. Maybe a bit more than comradeship. I think it was more of a distant love, or a silent affection for each other that neither had the courage to admit. Looks like they can't deny it to each other now in their current situation.

With holding paws, I just look at people holding hands in different ways. Once I even asked my mom to shake her hand so that I can examine it. Yeah she was a bit weirded out but it worked. Or you can just look over the web for images that would help. That's my method and pretty soon you'd get used to certain hand contact poses.

Foeseeker-warrior Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Please do more; maybe you could write a story about these guys, or maybe I could . . . ? *runs into corner and starts scheming*

No, thank YOU! :D
1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
I will write it sometime. I have at least a dozen stories stashed up in my mind. :D

No, get out of that corner! :D
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