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On Patrol by Kobb On Patrol by Kobb
Maybe more of a vermin-hunting party, as the Badger Lord is decked out in armor. The hare is probably a trusted lieutenant who, with his superior vision, is surveying the landscape.

Done over this recent Christmas break, (indirectly) inspired by some chapter updates from a very well-written Redwall fanfiction that I finally had time to catch up on.
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Kodi-tan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Oooh Redwall...
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Seimei-roo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011   Digital Artist
This is gorgeous. The Badger Lord's armor looks like it would really be worn by one and I think you got the look of a patrol hare down perfectly. I love it, love it! ^^
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Taren14 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
What was the title of this fanfiction, may I ask?
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starlightdraik Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Why would a Badger Lord be wearing armor in cold weather? Wouldn't it tear off his fur and skin after a while?
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Kobb Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
That would only happen if he never took it off. But for a few days on patrol, it's a lot safer than going without.
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starlightdraik Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
True, true. I can't help but note the helpless expression on the hare and the anoyed look on the badger.
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Corina-Cloverpaw Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Whew! nice! I love everything in it!
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Foldo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice details. This drawing is very perfect. :)
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CheiftainMaelgwyn Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional
I've always loved the limited palate look; marker and white on toned paper is so neat.

:3
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
It's so fun :D
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skunkbomb123 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Good job! I like the badger's fur and both of their outfits.
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Dawnfinder Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
*geeks!*

Wonderful! It's always great to see more Redwall art out there, especially of such high quality. Gotta love that cape!

I have to admit my favorite thing about this picture is the expression of the hare, however. It just tickled me! Great job. :3
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Thankyew! Redwall stuff is just so fun to draw.
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Dawnfinder Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
That it is!
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SonicHomeboy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done with these two. :D
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FelldohTheSquirrel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. :) More redwall art is always awesome! :D I love this very much. :D
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SaitouuRyuuji Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
this is awesome. Do you like redwall? I love it, I think Brian Jaques has an awesome imagination.
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
I do, actually. :) Kinda wish "good" and "evil" weren't so clean cut, but given the audience Jacques prefers to write for, and that I'm about 12 years older than I was when I started reading the series, it's not neccesarily a strike against the books. I still love the world and plenty of the characters a whole lot.

Which is why they still invade my sketchbook from time to time. 8D
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SaitouuRyuuji Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
ya I know what you're talking about. Have you read his other series "Castaways of the flying dutchman?" if you haven't I recommend them to you they're great.
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, also the shading and detail on the clothing are great....nice job!
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very well done...I like how you did the anatomy/the shape of their chests and legs. It's hard to draw animals as people, or at least it is in my opinion. I never see any Redwall fanart so thanks a lot! Oh, you said you were reading a good redwall fan fic, could you please send me the link or at least the name of the title/author? That'd be wonderful because I'm always up for a good read(especially when the story is actually worthwhile) :)
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
I can do more than that. There is also a decent Redwall fanartist on dA (she bases her drawings on the style of the PBS cartoon, but does it better) that you may have fun looking at. It's cuter stuff, but since when is that a bad thing? --> ~cybercatmia

As for the fanfiction... the story actually relies on previous fanworks the author has done, so I'd advise that those be read first. And they're long - a couple are pretty much novel-length. But for people like me who (when I grew older) got tired of the lines between good and evil being so black and white... they're fantastic. A more mature look at the world, as it were.

The very first story is here: [link]

and the author profile is here: [link] (after you finish the first, I'd advise you sort the stories into "published" order and use that as a guide of what to read next.)

He'd probably hate that I'm sending you to poke through old stuff, but it's great and only gets better as it goes.
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much, I really enjoyed her gallery and she's also really nice :)

And unfortunately the bottom half of your message got cut off so I don't know what you were trying to say about the fanfiction
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Cheddarness8 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
=D Kobb, you and I are both getting back into our Redwall groove. Makes me miss the Guild.

Did I mention that I looove the way you draw badgers? I think you hit the mark with this one.
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
I think the fandom drove me away from badgers when I started roleplaying years ago... because nobody did it well. They actually are very fun to draw. :D
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Cheddarness8 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
=D I love drawing badgers. Yeah, it's hard to RP them because avoiding the cliche is nearly impossible.
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mitsu Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
These are great! I love Redwall, I'm reading the newest book now. :)
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
I haven't got to Eulalia! or Doomwyte yet... it's somehow harder to stay up to date while at college. D:
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mitsu Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
I know how that is. I've been trying to read a little of it every day.... been wanting to do fanart too. :)
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MasikaRain Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
The badger says *stoic* and the hare is just awesome. I love your Redwall art, mate!
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Orlifan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
I love how muscular the hare looks! Usually I picture them as being really thin and lanky because of all the running :D Your Redwall art is brilliant and always encourages me to go back to the series. It's strangely difficult to get the new books in England for some reason, they used to be everywhere! Will persevere :D
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Partially the "buff" look is due to me not making a distinct neck, in an attempt to make the design look more "animal." He is quite lanky otherwise, especially in the waist. Except for the legs, but I figure hares would be the beefiest there. :D

And thankyew. C:
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Orlifan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Yeah, they need their legs to be strong do all their ';perilous' fighting and whatnot :XD: And you're welcome :XD:
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Temiree Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009   Digital Artist
Real nice detailing with the badger's clothing, and wonderful job again at capturing the species. That's one thing I admire about your style, how you mesh human and animal so well into an anthropomorphic form.

Cool to see more Redwall art from you. =D +fav'd
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Well thankye, mate! I actually had another one that I haven't posted because I wanted to do some color work on it... definitely fun to draw some canon Redwall again. (this guy was actually conceived as Urthstripe, hence the spear)
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Traxer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
That's pretty dang sweet. Been a while since I've seen a proper badger lord with some utter coolness. The coloration helps. ^^ (And oddly enough, I might know of that mysterious fanfic...not certain, but maybe.)

And capes swirling in the wind remain classic, but so worth it. Pretty cool hare there too.
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Badgers don't tend to get a whole lot of love. Maybe it's because people (like me) have had bad experiences with terrible badger fan characters and disregard the whole species as being ridiculous and overpowered. Badgers are actually very intriguing as a species, given their strong sense of Right, Justice, and History... as well as an interesting spiritual connection (for lack of better explanation) that nobody except the occasional Redwall mouse seems to share.

Haha, capes. They are fun, it's true.
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Traxer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Heh. I know of those characters. In fact, Project: SLAGAR, an old Redwall site, had some fanfics that spoofed all those characters rather fantastically well. (SUPERSTRIPE THE UNREALISTIC) Definitely worth a read for a bit of a snicker. [link]

Their characteristics in the series are quite endearing as compared to those avatars. They definitely add to the Redwall myths on the side.
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FrostyPuppy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist
Dont have much to say so Im left with the noobie 'Thats a great pic!' :noes:
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Appreciated, nonetheless. ;)
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Gallifery Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
I have never seen much Redwall fanart around... But here's some!
I've always had a fondness for the badgers.
And this is very well done!

bravo!
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Kobb Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Thanks! I've always favored the otters, but every time I visit badgers in my sketchbook I ask myself all over again why I don't pay more attention to them.
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