View Full Version : The March Hare's Arrival

08-08-2007, 03:31 PM
Here's today's doodle. Just having a little romp in wonderland this afternoon. :)

08-08-2007, 03:48 PM
Heheh that rocks, Fashmir!

The sneaky looking pose and the feet and hands are especially cool.

08-08-2007, 03:50 PM
wow...love the colors and hair effect.....amazed......my jaw dropped.Please teach me jedi master, lol.

08-08-2007, 03:59 PM
That's seriously twisted. Great stuff, Fashmir!

08-08-2007, 04:31 PM
What Andy said. lol
Love it.

D Akey
08-08-2007, 04:32 PM
The cartoon world is looking for you, chum.

Really well done -- all of it.

08-08-2007, 09:21 PM
Wicked! Looks like one of those mean characters who want to conquer the world but always end as big a**holes. Just like me.

08-08-2007, 10:07 PM
Wow! Really cool monster. Brilliant. :D

08-08-2007, 10:15 PM
amaaazzing stuff :D

he's sneaking off to cause a world of trouble.... :twisted:

08-08-2007, 11:14 PM
:lol: Wonderful Fashmir :D :D

Peter Pinckney
08-08-2007, 11:48 PM
Nice one.

08-09-2007, 01:49 AM
Cool :D

Cédric Trojani
08-09-2007, 03:33 AM
I love it !! I warn you : don't feed it after midnight and keep it away from the water, it's maybe a kind of gremlin

08-09-2007, 05:30 AM
myxomatosis ........................................hee .......cooler than cool fashmir really great matey ...love your creature works ........excellent stuff ..........green with envy ...blue with bunny ...hee

08-09-2007, 05:42 AM
really cool!

08-09-2007, 05:52 AM
I usually dislike cute, but this is real nice.... Nice effect on the hairs....

08-09-2007, 11:33 PM
you are fantastic .......
very stunning work....especially the hair effect!!!!!


08-10-2007, 01:25 AM
Oh my... It's scary! Do more! :D

08-10-2007, 01:44 AM
very beautiful work... very beautiful... this sort of rendering is so hard in artrage... how did you do it..

08-10-2007, 07:41 AM
Wow! So many replies. :D Thanks for the love. I'm just going to bask and purr for a moment......... there. Ok, now to the replies.

DaveRage- Thanks. :D I wanted him to be creepy and fun at the same time.

INKwithN- Thanks. It is a fun color pallet isn't it. I'm glad you enjoy it. I don't know about "Jedi Master" but I do enjoy teaching when I have the time.

AndyRage- Thanks mate. I like the Alice in Wonderland characters precisely because they are a twisted lot. Loads of fun to play there.

RobertSWade- Thanks for popping by. :)

D Akey-
The cartoon world is looking for you, chum. Yikes! What's going to happen when they find me? :shock: Thanks for looking in and commenting.

Steppenwolf- Like Pinky and the Brain? :lol:

pai- Thanks so much. :D

ENCHANTER- Thanks. I think you're right. He is a troublemaker.

"Lock your cupboards and hide your cash, grab the children and grab your stash, best be wise and make a dash, the March Hare cometh in a flash." ~DM :D

Bumble- Thanks m'dear. :D :D

Peter Pickney- Thanks.

Nika- Thanks.

Cédric Trojani- You're right water is bad, food after midnight is bad, but what really gets this guy rolling is tea. Tea with the Mad Hatter.

speggie- :D :lol: Mate you always make me smile...
.......green with envy ...blue with bunny

bugfix- Thanks.

ginem_ginem- I'm glad you approve. :)

shirly- Thanks for looking in. I'm glad you like it.

ÄlveKatt- Boo! :twisted: Thanks. I'll definitely be doing more. :lol:

mehran- Thanks for appreciating my work. I would say that ArtRage makes this kind of rendering quite straight forward. I will consider the idea of a tutorial based on my methods if there is enough interest (and time). The short version is that after completing an initial sketch with the pencil tool. I finished it off with the oil paint tool and the pallet knife along with some tint and highlight layers for glazes of color and "light". The rest is just patience and know-how.

08-10-2007, 08:49 AM

really cool character, well done, nice color and pose !

08-10-2007, 09:48 AM
Beautiful job David. The detail and color is amazing.

08-11-2007, 04:56 AM
Freid- Thanks. He's a cheeky sneaky rabbit. :D

gzairborne- Thanks for looking in and commenting. I love the ease with which glazing can be done to make subtle tweaks to the colors in ArtRage.

08-11-2007, 05:07 AM
Hello David.....You have great skill,even in a small cartoon,and it shows,well done David, nice to see you posting something....heh,post some more please,I like to see your work....Jack.

08-11-2007, 06:42 AM
Wow! Awesome!!! :D :D :) :)

08-18-2007, 11:21 AM
Jacktar51- Hey Jack. Thanks for looking in mate. I'm glad you like the picture.

Netti- Thanks! :D

08-18-2007, 11:23 AM
Here's a little update. I didn't like how the grass and bits of the background were working.

08-18-2007, 11:29 AM
ooooh......I like the changes you made...wonderful :D :D

08-18-2007, 09:50 PM
Even more wonderful. It really "pops" now. Like the detail you added.

08-19-2007, 02:49 AM
Fabulous painting :!: :)
Wierd and wonderful :!: :)
Very cleverly done :!:
Greetings from New Zealand :)

08-19-2007, 03:38 AM
omg... this is good enuf an illustration for any storybook

08-19-2007, 04:54 AM
Oh, I just love his fur! And the grass!

I think it looks like he is trying to look cool, despite being lost in a hedge maze. No asking for directions, because he has too much style. Or maybe he's up early in the morning to rearrange it before the gardener tries to trim it.

08-19-2007, 05:00 AM
wow! thats all I can say!

08-19-2007, 05:15 AM
Great work as always

08-19-2007, 05:51 AM
Wow! The stuff dreams are made of.

08-22-2007, 05:04 AM
now that is a beasty i would want to meet in my dreams.. your technique and style are magnificient.

08-22-2007, 07:45 AM
This is FANTASTIC!!!! Your attention to detail is phenomenal! Kind of looks like the Easter Bunny mated with a Tasmanian Devil while on drugs or something. :D :D :D

08-22-2007, 10:27 AM
Bumble- Thanks! Sometimes I rush pictures out the door and looking back just want a little more to them. :D

gzairborne- Thanks.

marian- Hi in New Zeland from NW USA. Thanks for commenting. :)

erwinsoo- Thanks. I love storybooks.

spookytale- Thanks. I'm charmed you gave thought to his behavior. :D

bakachu- Then I'll say thanks!

shellcrackerjr- Thanks very much.

oscilis- Thanks. I look forward to the day we might be able to record our dreams and watch them back. Wouldn't that be something?!?

jimandersonz- If you met him in your dreams I bet he would give you a strange and wonderful tour. Thanks.

Aunt_Betsy- Thanks for looking in and for the nice words. I think you may be on to something with the Tasmanian Devil. Perhaps the Easter Bunny tried to make a delivery down under and got the surprise of her life! :lol:

08-22-2007, 10:29 AM
Ok. I had to make one last change to this. A couple of people here at the studio thought he was a cat... :oops: So I put a little puff tail on his butt.


08-22-2007, 12:43 PM
nice job ...

very sneaky 8)


D Akey
08-22-2007, 08:00 PM
I never considered him a particular animal. More like the Grinch or some such ne'er-do-well.

And I love it as it is.

I am only saying this based on your co-workers' comments and why they may have said that it looks like a cat.

A couple characteristics that would make it more rabbit-like though probably less menacing would be that predators/carnivores have their eyes forward to get spacial relations, and prey/herbivores usually have their eyes to the side -- to see the predators coming.

Also, the ears would be not so sharply pointed.

I don't think anyone would question it though in the context of a before and after pic, like Jekyl and Hyde. I could easily see him as the Mr. Hyde aspect had he been a bunny just moments ago.

Again, I really like it as it is without caring what animal. Look at the Animanics -- nobody knew, not even the creators, what animal they were. And it became a running gag as speculation generated lots of fan comments.

So not nailing it down isn't so important when you have a character whose personality is so visually apparent. It's really all about the acting.

Fresh is very good.

08-23-2007, 05:55 AM
the painting is masterful whatever it is :D

08-23-2007, 11:32 AM
Dear Fashmir, you are just too good!!!!, does it need a name?, hmm, cold, creeping, evasive, how about Arthur Itis???

08-23-2007, 01:23 PM
hehe love him :D hes spooky and enticing as he traipses through the little flowers in the glade there.

Makes me think of a line from the Musical "Into the Woods" by Sondheim
'No need to be afraid there....there something in the glade there'

I think I know what the 'something' is now :twisted:
thanks for sharing your beautiful whimsy with us


08-24-2007, 06:50 PM
For some reason I am strangely attracted to this piece, not sure why, but I have found myself stopping by a few times to get another look. Very nice.

08-24-2007, 07:36 PM
Holy freaking cow!!! :shock:

Why didn´t I see that earlier?! Absolutely stunning, excellent, amazing and what not... Highly professional illustration.

Yours respectfully,

09-03-2007, 12:55 AM
David, your personality really shows through in this little gem.
You are not kidding me, you waskilly wabbit !!!

09-04-2007, 09:49 AM
FANTASTIC!!! God I love that! Great, great stuff!!! :D