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Fritti Tailchaser by Toadfoal Fritti Tailchaser by Toadfoal
My title is so uncreative. *fail*

I'm kind of on a cat-drawing-kick at the moment, so I decided I might try some fan art type stuffs. No, it's not Firestar from the Warriors series, it's Fritti, from Tailchaser's Song (by Tad Williams).
I think it's a pretty interesting book, like folklore in a way, only about cats. Some bits are pretty similar to the Warriors series, only this is a number of years older and less kid-friendly. It's really underrated though, that's part of why I wanted to pay some tribute here.

I got the paper part of the background from :iconbashcorpo:
And of course I don't own the character, I just did the doodling. :dummy:
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SharpieLemon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I can't take the name seriously, but this book is looking better and better.
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Toadfoal Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
I can understand that completely. XD
But yeah, it's a very interesting read! When I read it, I was reminded a little of Grimm's Fairy Tales. It's got that sort of gruesome twist to an innocent idea.
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SharpieLemon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
You know the 'Tailchaser' part, I'm such a child sometimes.
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olivialovesdogs Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
This is lovely <3
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Toadfoal Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Oh, thank you! <3
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plushiesformone Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
now I'm going to have to read that... cant get it out of my head XD
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Toadfoal Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Haha, you should!
Whether or not you've ever read the Warriors series, I thought this one kind of has a lot more depth.
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plushiesformone Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have, well most of them, I stopped at the newer ones where things started to get magical and odd...
anyway, it sounds interesting and I'll have to look it up to stick it on my kobo.
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Toadfoal Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
I'll be honest, I never got past the second series thing myself.
XD
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plushiesformone Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I applaud you... I regret wasting my time on that... flah. XD
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Moon-DaZzLe Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very pretty! I thought it was Firestar at first, but then I read it and now, I don't think it looks like Firestar. Hmm...
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Cat-with-rifle Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... Epic! I've read this book and it was sooo good! :heart:
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EarthlyNugget Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So pretty, and I lav the background. all the colours just fit. :3
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dis iz Morning Rain from c.s 8D
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grihm Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
ahh! that is such a good book, it's nice to see that someone else has read it!
this is really good by the way, i love his face!
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Toadfoal Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
I know right! It never gets the attention it deserves, when people think about cat books they always go to Warriors.
Thanks <3
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AnukeorSplatter Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Tailchaser! *Flails* :squee:
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Toadfoal Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Yes! :la:
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Warrioratheart Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that book. ^^ It's actually really good, and not enough attention is given to it. Great job!
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Toadfoal Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
I know right!
Everyone knows the Warriors series, but they forget about Tailchaser. Which, in my opinion, could in some ways be considered the better book. XD
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Warrioratheart Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah!
It really could; and it would be fun if someone opened an RP group based on it. :meow:
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Toadfoal Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Yeah, it would!
So far I've only been able to find one group dedicated to it, and they don't get nearly enough attention. It's so sad! I wish I could do something to raise awareness.
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Warrioratheart Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, maybe posting a Journal or something! x3 Could I see a link to the group maybe?
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:icontoadfoal:
Toadfoal Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Yeahhhhh. Gosh, I'm smart. XD
Here's the link: [link]
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Warrioratheart Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's alright. xDD
Wow, looks cool~ x3 Thanks! ^^
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Skotino Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But firestar iz liek the gawd of awesome. y u no draw him? xD
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Toadfoal Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
To betray the status quo. :icontrollfaceplz:
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cottoncritter Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe you've improved since I last saw your work <3 Keep it up! :heart: This looks great!
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Toadfoal Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Oh, thank you! <3
I just wish that improvement was more consistent. XD
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cottoncritter Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
np xD hehe
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neutralchao59 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
That book was good. Great drawing.
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Toadfoal Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
I agree, and thanks! 83
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Amber-Hart4 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
LOVE THAT BOOK! well, actually i never finished it but it was good anyway...
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Toadfoal Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
XD
Haha, you ought to finish it! The most important stuff comes at the end.
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Amber-Hart4 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Cool, maybe I will
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shyfoxling Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Are you planning to take a crack at any of the other characters? Roofshadow, Pouncequick?
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Toadfoal Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
I would love to! Tailchaser is on the cover of my book, so he was the easiest to come up with. Do you know if there are any existing references of either of those two?
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shyfoxling Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Nothing aside from the descriptions in the book comes to mind.
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:icontoadfoal:
Toadfoal Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Ah well, if that's the case I certainly have no problem rereading it.
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BrisaHelada Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011   General Artist
That face is just too cute Toad, Those big expressive eyes are perfect <33
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Toadfoal Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Hehe, thank you so much! <333
Cats are interesting to mess with, the littlest tweaks make the strangest differences. XD
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BrisaHelada Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011   General Artist
That's true ^^
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thefireflii Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Oooh, I love this book bro! ^-^ It is a really interesting folklore, and the story is really nice. The end gets a tad confusing with the caves, so if you haven't finished reading it, I'd suggest reading it slowly. P: Really awesome though. X3 The funny thing is I just got an orange Cerberus a few days ago, and I named him Fritti. 8D

~Toki-chan :dygel:
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Toadfoal Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
I need to reread it! I actually first read the thing over a year ago, but I've always sucked at drawing cats so I kind of put off drawing fan art for it until now. XD
Oh, congratulations! Gotta say, those are one of my favorites. <3
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thefireflii Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Thanks! ^^ They're certainly my favorite.

And yeah, I read it... 2 years ago maybe? Occasionally I reread books, but I always buy my books for that reason, if I feel like rereading it. :B Perhaps I'll read it again soon. X3

~Toki-chan :dygel:
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Toadfoal Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Yeah, it's good to buy books! That way I also feel more like I'm actually supporting the author, and it's just nice to feel like you're the only one who's read the specific copy. XD
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thefireflii Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
True, as opposed to a library I mean though. XD I don't like checking out books for some reason. o.o

~Toki-chan :dygel:
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Squeekii-Jellybean Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student General Artist
I just remembered why I recognised his name -
WAR OF THE FLOWERS
Oh my gosh he is such an awesome author!
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Toadfoal Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
I haven't read any of his other books to be honest. -shot- But I did like this one! I guess it was one of his first books or something? What's War of the Flowers about? o3o
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Squeekii-Jellybean Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Its so very complicated - basically its set in two worlds, human & that of faeries and stuff, but faeries in this book aren't like normal faeries, and there are different types I spose. Its really long but totally worth reading.
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Toadfoal Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
I love long books. :la:
In my pea brain, I've decided that since I managed to finish "Winter's Tale" I can now read anything. XD
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