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EBC: Size doesn't matter by KaiserTiger EBC: Size doesn't matter by KaiserTiger
Valon's assignment for June/July! The Air Empire leader gathered up several apprentices accompanied by a couple gladiators and went out for a quick training session. Valon's obviously showing off his fighting techniques during a sparring match between him and Jace, hoping the young cats will learn something in the process.

What a lot of felines don't know is that Valon was the master of defeating opponents a lot larger than him back during his days in the Coliseum. He was trained to be a self reliant, ruthless killer and earned his owner a lot of gold by being so. He's certainly not as blood thirsty now, especially since he's Air Empire leader and all, though it's been extremely hard for him to abandon all the habits he learned by being a prized fighter.

After a long while of being kept in check, these traits are just now starting to resurface during the current rps, making several cats really suspicious of Valon and his motives.

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Ugh, this was one of those pictures where the more I worked on it, the more and more I didn't like it. D| I'm not sure why! alkdjkf but Valon's assignment it done and I can move onto more commissions now. c:


Benga © ~Jaggedyanne
Marius © *Moonlight-Catty
Apollo © ~XxSoaringHeartxX
Nairo © ~Skylerra
Jace © ~Hawkrend
Valon, EBC, and art © Firestar // =KaiserTiger 2007 - 2012
Time: 10-12 hours

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TheGreatOaklie Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Are they wolves/dogs or cats? (AMAZING drawing btw)
IceTalonTheOne Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wild cats basicly, You should cheak it out :D
LoneWolfIcy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I really understand what you mean, the better the picture, the worse it looks to the artist.
But to others, it can still be very impressive, we're not here to count mistakes, are we? The story itself sounds very interesting, I think I'll come back to this.
SilverRattler Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I forgot about this. I read this backstory of Valon a long time ago, but I guess I'm refreshing my memory.
DD2950 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This artwork is so incredible. How did you do it? I must know. Please! Your amazing work is golden.
wolfin22 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
looks cute :3
Kateboat Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, your style is like the Lion King's, naturally... but, in my opinion, better. More vertesile, shapely, unique and creative. <3
KaiserTiger Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha, thank you! When I first started off drawing, I heavily reference TLK so my style's always naturally leaned that way but over the past couple of years, I've started to throw in my own take on things. I really glad my own style is starting to show through the Disney-inspired!
Kateboat Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! ^^
Dovesplash Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow. Just wow.
The blurs really create such a dramatic mood. Jace looks like she’s’ having lots of fun while Valon looks like he’s really enjoying the fight too, but in a different way-Like he’s getting enjoyment from the actual fight while Jace is just enjoying showing off a good example to the apprentices with a friend. Are you trying to hint at something? ;)

The perspective is really nice too. AND THAT GRASS. Oh yes, that grass is beautiful. Did you go ink every single blade? :clap: I seriously love Jace in this picture. The pose/ expression is adorable and I love the way her tail curls back into the picture. The markings on all the cats are beautiful as well.

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