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Surly Squirrel by FreezingIceKirby Surly Squirrel by FreezingIceKirby
Here's a character I meant to draw last month... but, art block and all. :saddestthingintheworld 

Surly Squirrel is from a movie called "The Nut Job", which was released to theaters January of 2014.  Despite the rather depressing review scores it received, I actually thought it was a really good movie, so naturally I disagree with the RottenTomatoe general consensus... but, that's an argument for another time, I suppose.  In any case, even before the film came out, I became a fan of Surly.  After I finally got a chance to watch The Nut Job for myself, not only did he remain my favorite character from the film, he became the highlight of the whole movie for me (I mean that in a good way).  Hey, say what you will about him and/or The Nut Job, but I thought Surly was awesome (and I plan on drawing him a lot more in the future). :D


Anyhoo, there's something I want to mention about the drawing itself.  When working on it, I decided to not use that "Colorful Outline" technique I've been using for about half a year now, because it just didn't work on this character's dark body.  Besides that, I've been kinda wanting to get away from it anyway, since while it often does look very nice, it takes a little too long and zaps the fun out of drawing at times.  So, I decided to try something else for this, and honestly, I think it still looks pretty good.  I'll let you guys decide if it looks better or not, of if I should go back to the colorful outline stuff (technically, I could still go back and use it here if I wanted to... just let me know what you guys think).

(Also, that background took longer than it should've... but mostly because I spent a long time going "nope, don't like that, try something else [for the fifteenth time]. -lol- )



PLZ account, for anyone who wants one of this character - :iconsurlyplz:
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nik159 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it was actually good movie
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FreezingIceKirby Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I definitely agree.  Out of the animated movies I've seen this year so far, it's currently my favorite. :nod:
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nik159 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it´s my second favourite) first - Mr. Peabody & Sherman ^^
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FreezingIceKirby Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Regardless of first or second, I'm super-happy to hear you enjoyed the film enough to rank it up so high!  Always happy to see the film getting the love I feel it deserves. :D
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nik159 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ i dont see why everyone seems to hate NJ
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FreezingIceKirby Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't get it either, honestly.  :tears:
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MadlieRocks-Aria Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg my heart is burning cause of the comments there too hateless I like the ending better. Even the the whole movie..
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XEmoFoxSqueakX Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't like the movie very much, but I did enjoy the animation. And your pic of Surly looks fantastic. ^.^
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FreezingIceKirby Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's one of those films you'll either enjoy or can't stand, but I'm happy to hear it when people at least give it a shot... which is something many didn't do, unfortunately (I'll admit the film has some problems, but despite those flaws I still rather enjoyed it.)

In any case, thanks for the compliment! :D
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XEmoFoxSqueakX Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can see why there are some people who enjoy this movie. I guess because of the characters, animation, and Looney Tunes-ish slapstick.

I happen to enjoy the show Bible Black, which is another one of those shows that you'll either love or despise. Most people dislike Bible Black because it's too scary and violent for a hentai, I suppose. But as for me, I happen to adore the series. ^.^
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