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It's time to crack down on Theft!

My first bit of Redwall fanart for :iconredwalltribute:

Yes originally I planned on drawing a Marlfox, but then got carried away with the fur colour which made it all wrong for one. Then for some reason I had the name Ruggan Bor stuck in my mind but this fox doesn't have tattoos for that, and then I realised the fox I actually had in mind was one who isn't really important at all!

Balefur from "Outcast of Redwall" for some odd reason he stuck in my mind as an interesting character and I confused his name with Ruggan Bor.

I'm not sure if this qualifies for the contest but I'm going to submit anyway.
You know the drill, too dark? Too light? Too contrasty? Let me know!

Balefur and all related characters are (C) to the late Brian Jacques
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BloodyEye Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
pretty gewd.
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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KiriRamdeo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
REDWAAAAAAAAAAAAAALL!!!!!!!!

I haven't read the books in forever but goodness I miss them. I started picking through the series in high school with "Redwall" and it was instant love. You make me want to reread them xD
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I haven't read them in years too, I did also first get into them when my sister read Redwall to me, it was love love love from then, but as I got older, I started to get bored of the abbey parts and skipped them to the villain parts lol - so much more interesting
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KiriRamdeo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh aww into the villians ey? 
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes! They led such interesting shallow unfulfilling lives lol, while the redwallers are feasting away, and yet they were always able to defeat battle-hardened beasts, even with their beer-guts and soft living...
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KiriRamdeo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Beer-guts and soft living indeed. :P I always wondered how the friars made it though xD But they did such a wonderful job.
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They had justice and all that is good on their side!
I often wonder which drives a person more, protecting what they have, or desperation to get something they need or desire badly.
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KiriRamdeo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Mhm. I think it depends on the person on the things.
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, amazing work! :wow: Best I remember Balefur was one of those minor characters who interested me too. Anyways, great job! :clap:
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thanks so much! I agree that sometimes minor characters have a lot of appeal :D
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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Rebel-Rider Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work.
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Qualisin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Love his fur catching the angled light!
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! That was learned from a tutorial lol
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Ascotia-Bluefleck Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good work on this! 
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much
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NineTailedTrickster Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
If I go adventuring in the Woodlands, I want this guy in my party.
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Sleyf Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol that would be a good choice, as long as you're not afraid of being double crossed I guess
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manofallart Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Great painting.
I love the light, and the colours
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Sleyf Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! And thanks too for the favourite!
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Ascotia-Bluefleck Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Job with the colors on this one!
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Sleyf Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much, I'm still really leased with this one
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OniVrask Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Balefur seemed like a heck of a fighter and he looks like one here. Shame he got tricked and eaten by adders, I rather liked him.
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yeah it is sort of a shame, he was introduced and then gotten rid of so fast and without much of a fight to be honest, he seemed like an after-thought
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OniVrask Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah Balefur should have gone down fighting maybe just went blood crazy of those snakes, would have been much better.
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, yeah but then...but then...I can't think of an excuse why that shouldn't have happened!
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OniVrask Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah it sucked he just froze up and nothing much happened.
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess that was just to show how dangerous giant conjoined adders can be! (they were conjoined weren't they? Or am I mixing those up with something else!)
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OniVrask Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The adders were slithering over each other if i recall correctly it was mass of them
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well...I guess...that'd be worthy of staring dumbfounded at...
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Impressive work there! :O
Love the colouring on his fur, and the pose and such.

Indeed, Balefur was one of the more interesting characters in the story - and who doesn't love a Scottish accent? ...yet he got killed off prematurely by a less-interesting character, because...
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...wait, why DID Swartt Sixclaw get rid of Balefur, apart from just to P-off the readers?! :no:
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I was trying out a new tutorial I found in a magazine, it was extremely helpful.

Who indeed, especially on a fox!

I think he got rid of him because he was proving to be a bit of a threat, so let's just send him off to his death *swings fists with gusto* as all warlords do when threatened
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, OK ;)

Retsubnad: Sheesh... warlords are so unoriginal... there must be more subtle ways of disposing of people who threaten you...? Posting them to some far-flung corner of the empire, for example? :evileye:
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with Retsubnad, a far-flung corner of the empire that so happens to be deserted due to the rising toxic fumes seeping out of the earth :D
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Retsubnad: Ohh...? Not bad... at least that way I don't kill them with my own paws, and so blacken my own reputation... ;)
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But of course :D you could then just say it was an unfortunate unforeseeable accident, and no one could ever blame you for murder because...oh yes, it was a natural disaster...very unfortunate but these things happen
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Retsubnad: And at least it's not as if I would have sent them into the jaws of some giant snake, fully expecting that they would die a horrible death... ^^;
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course not, no one could have known that toxic fumes would seep out of the earth like that.
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Bengallover9e9e Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Poor balefur got tricked :(
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He did indeed, he shouldn't have been so easy to trick!
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ScytheVale Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ROFL
What a handsome fox. xD
Its a shame he got killed in the story.
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you thank you, it is indeed
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ScytheVale Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yw! XD ^W^
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KoreTheAssassin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful!!!! XD he's a hoty
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heheh thanks
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KoreTheAssassin Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome! XD
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DorikoSniper97 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is incredible!!
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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