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EBC: The Hunt by KaiserTiger EBC: The Hunt by KaiserTiger
Marcellus slowly edged his way through the tall grasses of Lightning Empire's northern territories, keeping his body as close to the ground as he could manage. The scent of rabbit drifted tantalizingly across every breeze until finally the young caracal spotted his gray furred target. He stopped and readied his paws for the pounce, one he knew needed to be fast for such quick prey.

As Marcellus waited for just the right moment, the words of his mentor echoed through his head; "Today's your solo hunt, Marcellus. You either pass or fail your hunting training depending on your actions today. Use everything I've taught you." The caracal's whiskers bristled with excitement. He wanted nothing more than to become a Lightning Empire gladiator and completing this would put him one step closer.

He was not going to miss this time!





...and he didn't because now Marcellus is done with his hunting training! :dummy:

Still fighting art block. Gah, I have had no inspiration what so ever to sit down and draw lately. :/ Sorry guys. I have a couple full picture commissions that I know I need to get to so I decided to do something with a quick background to get me back into the mood of doing full pics, then this happened. x3

Yes, I did draw/ink/color every single blade of grass here. xD A looot of work but I like the effect better.

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Marcellus and art Firestar // =KaiserTiger 2007 - 2012
Time: 6-7 hours
Character: Marcellus; apprentice for Lightning Empire; caracal


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:iconmindjock:
Mindjock Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You might get this a lot, but this looks like a screenshot from a movie. Well done.
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IceTalonTheOne Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
oh god, if only EBC was a series.... T^T
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blackstarshadows18 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So pretty. Can't resist...awesomeness....ITS SO AWESOME....
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HappyTrail Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
love love the background <3
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:iconkaisertiger:
KaiserTiger Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<33 Thanks!
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SoulSearcherGirl Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Do you mind if I mention your him in a EBC story I am writing? I will give you credit. =D
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tumblebunny Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
What do you use to color your characters?
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:iconkaisertiger:
KaiserTiger Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I use Photoshop Elements 5.0. :D
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:icontumblebunny:
tumblebunny Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
awesome, thanks!
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:iconpiperpie:
PiperPie Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
This is a beautiful picture! The close up grass is just amazing!
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:iconkaisertiger:
KaiserTiger Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha, thank you! <3
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:iconpiperpie:
PiperPie Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Your welcome! :D
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:iconbosleyboz:
BosleyBoz Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just realized, that would be super depressing if he pulled a Kiara and stepped on a twig and they all ran...
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Tsukasa-FanTc Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome >w<
I love the grass! =D
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Hawkfire11111 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
congrats to him!
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SilverRattler Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of the shot of Nala about to pounce at Pumbaa in the Lion King.
"SHE'S GONNA EAT ME!!"

That's a lot of inking. lol
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Kittykittymeowmeows Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
OMG!!! THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! ;)
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:iconaiohon12:
Aiohon12 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student
cool
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:iconaliwolf12:
aliwolf12 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks like it was taking from a movie; it's a lovely piece of art, Kasa. Keep it up!
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:iconsparkeldragon:
SparkelDragon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awsome
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:iconhelenacat:
helenacat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
waaaauuuuw
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:icondong-saeng:
Dong-Saeng Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
it's awesome~
great job!
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WingsandFeathers Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
wow! so amazing!
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:iconlillka:
Lillka Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
omg, Love it *3*
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:icontechounopenki:
TechouNoPenki Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
He's beautiful and well I love caracals! Well done! I love the look of determination in his eyes!
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:icondolfiy:
DOLFIY Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have no word for this...
This is too awesome!XD
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Rain-Strive Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
woah..awesome man..really love this..:D
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pouncedashfly Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
its nice. :)
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:iconbriezymune:
Briezymune Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
That's gorgeous! Love the colors! Reminds me of that part on the Lion King with Nala hunting, I don't know WHY but I frikkin love it <3
I can see the Warriors type of writing in your mini-story! Do you write or rp warriors? 8D
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s2aninhas2 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
My, you had to have a lot of patience to draw/ink/color the grass!!

But I'm glad you had, because this looks awesome!
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:iconvexvamp:
VexVamp Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work :clap: I love his expression, and the way you drew the grass is just amazing.
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FREAKKATT Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice close up on the grass :3.
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genshishioluvr Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow!! Marcellus looks awesome :squee: and wow the grass also looks great!! xD
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Korah15 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Great job I love the attention to detal! and I can only imagine the time it took to each individual blade of grass! AMAZING!
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koffeekeg Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Meeh, the prey can see his red cape miles away! Great image! Love it!
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:iconmycatsharted:
Mycatsharted Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Artist
wow!!! thats amazing!!!
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:iconsprouteeh:
Sprouteeh Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
KAISER! STOP DOING EPIC WORKS! I'M FEELING LIKE AN ANT RIGHT NOW!
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:iconzaira-wolfe:
Zaira-Wolfe Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
The attention to detail really show through. I think that's one of the best parts about this piece. It adds a greater sense of depth :)
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PickleJelloz Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He's just amazing! You're amazing. :) You can almost see the grass swaying and feel the atmosphere!
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EmornarSorcerer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
kinda reminds me of adult Nala about to attack Pumbaa. today i was thinking of a scene from the show for them, that's probably why i see this like that
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Nikkib123pictures Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks so sexy(:
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:iconmrmisty241:
mrmisty241 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
That's really awesome!! :) I really like your style :P
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AlphaEcho100 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!(:
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Awesome pic! I love the perspective, stalking through the grass ... you really feel bad for his helpless prey. :) I love the look of concentration on his expression. ^^
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Kateboat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous... not that I'm surprised ;)
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ShangheiliGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Amazing! I love the pose, and expression!
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:iconwolfie1998:
wolfie1998 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
beautiful pose! i adore the characters designs as always Kaiser :D keep up the good work :D x
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d4rk-wolf Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Looks awesome! It looks like the 2D movies I grew up with :) Love it & wish this style would come back
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SummerSnowLeopard Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredible. The expression and the background were done perfectly. That rabbit won't know what hit him >: D
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1Timestones Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
He looks very determined. And that's what I prefer to do with grass. And I actually don't have the option anyway.

Excellante! :D
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