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11 - 'Memory' by Kobb 11 - 'Memory' by Kobb
I will get through this 100 Art Challenge thingy. I WILL. I just gotta stop forgetting about it. X)

After reaching the end of his journey, I imagine Sunflash/stripe spent a lot of time lost in memories of the "good ol' days." Just him, his weapon, and his trusted friend Skarlath, picking off unfortunate vermin from Swartt Sixclaw's horde.

If only life had always stayed that simple.

(Outcast of Redwall)


I tried a slightly different approach to coloring on this one, and hope to be able to apply what I've learned to a comic project I'm working on behind the scenes. This was a fairly quick experiment, but hopefully I can do even better things with it as I play around some more.
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KindCritic Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student Writer
OHMYGOSH IT'S SUNFLASH THE MACE
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5tevenM Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Looks mighty from below
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Bengallover9e9e Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Wahhh! I miss you scarlath!
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SableQueanVilaya Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
would u like to join my group TrissMovieGroup? ur art would be perfecto and ima add it to faves!
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HeatherTrelawney Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful job, this is fabulous!:love:
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Nemonus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Just wanted you to know that I featured this piece in my journal in remembrance of Brian Jacques--it's my favourite piece of Redwall fan art, and returning to it I found the theme appropriate. Again, beautiful work. :)
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FergusMcDuncan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wohow, Sunflash! One of my favourite books, Outcast of Redwall. Love it!
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the-mighty-grizzly Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
this caught me so off gaurd =') sent a chill up my spine a sad story hey would you like to be involved in a redwall Rp ill PM you about it
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Corina-Cloverpaw Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
man, that's so nice! cool idea too
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Outcast of Redwall was my favourite in the series all because of Sunflash
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missReni Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Love it, love it, love it! I've been a longtime fan of the Redwall series, and Outcast of Redwall was one of my favorites! Thanks for the trip down memory lane! :]
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
No problem! It's fun to revisit good ol' Mossflower every now and again.
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Spirit-of-Hajari Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Nice but sad :p
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CodyFurlong Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
You did an awesome job drawing and coloring it.
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nijibug Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Skarlath! ;o;

Great angle :heart: And I like the use of that texture, gives it that tapestry, frozen-moment-in-time feel.
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NurfHurdur Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Beautiful! That was my favorite in the Redwall series :D
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
I loved it for the gentle side we got to see in Sunflash, that doesn't appear too much in badgers. :)
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Jagabor Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Awsm. Sunflash and Skalath are two of my favorite characters. Thanks for submitting this
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Foldo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I :heart: Redwall! :D
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Rainblossom Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Gosh, everything I want to say has already been said, so I'll just leave it with the fact that your art makes me ridiculously happy. :heart:
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
D'aw, thankye. :thanks:
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wadifahtook Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Beautiful angle, and a powerful drawing. :)
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
Thanks! It's been a while since I've done some decent Redwall stuff too, so it was really fun and felt fresh.
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Thessur Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009   General Artist
Would you mind telling me what media you used? I really like the way it looks in this picture and I'm trying to look into some new medias to try myself.
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
I just realized I'd mistagged this as "traditional" when a good bit is digital. (musta been on autopilot)

That said, this was drawn on a brown-paper recycled paper sketchbook, in ballpoint pen with the white bits done in white colored pencil (much like this [link] one, just without the gray marker), and then I went into Photoshop and put the colors in on a multiply layer. I used a tablet, with the opacity set to pressure-sensitive, so it'd feel a little more like watercolor.
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Thessur Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009   General Artist
Cool, I'll have to try doing something like that myself soon then. Thanks!
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Temiree Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009   Digital Artist
As I said the other day, there's something about the atmosphere of this I like. It feels like it's late in the day, but it's not quite sunset. I'm guessing it's the color of the sky you used for this. And I believe that glint to his golden stripe is great addition. ;) It kind of makes things pop out and make the overall piece more interesting, as does the perspective.

Well done! Again, great to see more Redwall stuff from you. =)
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Kelaiah Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
I like this, this is great! :D
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mushyZ Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
I'm not too big on Sunflash alone but him and Skarlath as a duo was great! I like how his stripe kind of glows in the light.
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MasikaRain Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Mmmmahaha! This is happiness. "Outcast" is my favorite redwall book, methinks. What a nice feel you've achieved, and I love the little specky things that make it look...speckly? I don't really know where I was going with that one.
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
It's the texture of the brown paper I drew it on - the original thing I scanned looks kinda like the other badger picture I posted earlier, as it was done in the same sketchbook. With the paper texture preserved, it looks a little more like watercolor, which I sorta liked.
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SaitouuRyuuji Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
even before i looked at your description I could tell it was Sunstripe and skarloth, I felt so bad for that bird, I'd have to say I loved that bird so much.
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
He was indeed awesome. I liked how Sunflash wrote poetry, some about Skarlath, in his later years. It's kinda heartbreaking.
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SaitouuRyuuji Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
ya I totally agree with you.
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FrostyPuppy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist
Amazing perspective and just all around art skills applied tot his ^__~
I think I was gonna do the 100 thing, forgot about it, lol xD
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FelldohTheSquirrel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way the texture looks in this picture. Really makes it feel, nostalgic. Great picture Kobb :D
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Cheddarness8 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Kobb, you're making my life with all these badgers! :heart:

Sunflash is my favorite character in the whole series.
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
He seems to be the only badger (keep in mind, I haven't read Eulalia! or Doomwyte yet) whose true nature conflicts so sharply with the Bloodwrath. He seemed to be such a mild soul, but still a force to be reckoned with in battle. And the Sunflash/Skarlath duo is one of the more awesome partnerships in the series.
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Cheddarness8 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, after he finally got Swartt out of the way, didn't he pull a Martin and give up fighting to be a farmer? I'm pretty sure his father, Barkstripe, was a farmer too, but he had Boar, Brocktree, and Stonepaw on his maternal side I think.

Skarlath was way too cool, though I think Jacques liked the S-names in this book a little too much. Didn't Skarlath die in the battle with Swartt and that's why Sunflash renamed himself and gave up on fighting?
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Yeah, he did. In fact, I think he was the one that really established the farmland on the mountain's slopes, as a food source. He only ever really seemed to appreciate battle-rage as far as Swartt was concerned.

As I recall it, Sunflash was chasing Swartt and his minions through the forest, where Nightshade arrow'd Skarlath and was instantly set upon by Sunflash. The hares found him crying over Skarlath, but he still had Swartt to deal with. After finally taking him out, Sunflash was indeed content to farm and write under a gentler name - he didn't seem to like the military lifestyle as much as most badgers do.

Hmf, just checked the Redwall wiki to make sure I was remembering the book right (I'm retarded, remembering who killed Skarlath after at least 4 years not reading the book 8|) and while there are tons of S names, there are about twice as many B names... a good number of 'em Redwallers. Huh.
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batcii Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Student Filmographer
I cry so much at the end of this book.
Its rather pathetic really XD

Great picture, I love the colouring! ^^
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Yeah, one of the more tragic endings, especially when we get to read the poem Sunflash wrote about his friend. *sigh*

And thankye much. :)
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batcii Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Student Filmographer
I get so weepy at that part ;-;
damn you Nightshade! -kicks-

youre welcome ^^
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Completely unfair. Poor guy - both Skarlath himself and Sunflash. I bet his friend's death turned Sunflash off to war more than he already was. :(
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batcii Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Student Filmographer
probably, as sappy as it sounds, I always love the part in the book where Sunflash has just arrived at Salamandastron, ands just farming and all.
Its very sweet.
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shayfifearts Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh...I forgot about it too lol. This is awesome though!
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Comic project behind the scenes? I wanna know :O

I think it was my favorite Redwall book. Nice take on it! :)
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
It's a seeeeecret. C:
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Traxer Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
I know I say this about every odd angled drawing but "wee! fun wit perspective" :dance:

Very cool though, nice sense of tranquility, a nice balance between the calm of Skarlath above, the setting, and the slight detail his dangerous weapon, that tells of a darker side outside of frame. And small details, like that slight gleam off his "sunstripe" is a nice touch.
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
I worried it might be corny, but as it's a slight gleam and not WHOA LENSFLARE... glad it works for ya. :D
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