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What Are Friends For? by MoonsongWolf What Are Friends For? by MoonsongWolf
Why, for pulling your butt out of the fire, of course! :D

This is my collab with =FFRedXIII for the anthro collaboration contest, which you may find more information about here: [link] He did the lineart, and I did the colouring. I used gouache paint.

The theme was to choose a fable and illustrate it, and we decided on The Lion and the Mouse. If you are unfamiliar with it, you can find the story (with silly-cute illustrations) here: [link] Even the bravest and mightiest among us have moments of vulnerability and despair. Even the smallest and shiest among us have moments of grace and courage.

The mouse is an African grass mouse (also called the zebra mouse), for those who are curious.

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Artwork is © =FFRedXIII and *MoonsongWolf
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Nice :D
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Thanks! :)
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
No prob :D
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FFRedXIII Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I still love your work on this.
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Aw, thanks! I really enjoyed working on it. :D I love doing collabs, and this is still one of my favourites.
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FFRedXIII Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You did amazing on it, and it is one of my favourite line works I've done.
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FFRedXIII Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, and by the way, I decided to drop a DD recommendation on this, for you. I don't particularly need one, but I think you deserve one for your amazing work on the piece. It would be through ^savagebinn , because I figured better her with a chance then Kat (who is not here right now).

I also dropped one for the other Lion and the Mouse entry, which I believe deserves it.
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Awesome! If it gets accepted, though, she should give it to your submission instead of mine, though, so that you can get a little more exposure. And I hope Kat is having fun on her vacation (wish I could take one).

Good thinking about submitting the other one, too. I really liked that one. I was a little disappointed that it didn't place, in fact.
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FFRedXIII Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I was disappointed the other one didn't place either, it was great.

And if it gets it, it will probably be yours, as that is the image link I used. You deserve it more anyways, you put more work into it. I don't need exposure anyways, I'm happy with the level I am at. I hope Kat's doing well, my vacation comes up at the beginning of August. Then I get to go to Manitoulin Island.
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FFRedXIII Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Still say it's gorgeous.

<Looks at your upload to mine>

1477 views, 77 comments, 240 +fav vs 52 views, 7 comments, 2 +favs.

That is what a difference in popularity (and placing it in the actual contest area) will get ya.

By the way, that wasn't a complaint. I perfectly fine with my popularity level on dA. Lets me make friends.
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
:lol: I agree, I think as long as you are having here, it doesn't matter how many faves you get!
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FFRedXIII Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That is absolutely correct.
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totallyunmotivated Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
:XD: Friendship goes beyond the species and laws of nature :D Really cool picture of a classic tale :D Background's very good.
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
They do indeed! Differences are the spice of life. :nod:
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Stevegreen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
hehe brilliant!
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Thanks! :)
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Stevegreen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Welcome!
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Snowstar346 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
This is great, I love all the colors especially in the backround. :love: I love the expressions on both of their faces. The mouse looks very mischevious :plotting: hee hee!Great work and good luck in the contest! :glomp:
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Thanks! I'm glad that you liked it. :)
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Snowstar346 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
:D Welcome! :boogie:
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InkSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
I like the cartoon features of the lion a lot. His face and mane look really cute. Nice piece :D
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Thanks! I'm glad that you liked it. :)
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Werewolves-are-free Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
nice pic
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Thanks. :)
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Orochimarusgurl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that fable. Almost as much as I love this pic! definitly one of my new favs! ;P
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Thanks! It's one of my favourites of the fables, too. I love it's uplifting message. :)
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Eat-my-shorts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009   Photographer
I thought of that story the moment I saw this!
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
It's one of my favourite fables! It has a very uplifting moral to it. :)
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Eat-my-shorts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009   Photographer
It does, doesn't it. :)
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SonicHomeboy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't believe I didn't know about this contest. Oh well. =P

Just seeing this makes me want to do a collaboration piece. I hope to do so someday. :) Maybe I should ask you. :lol: I'm just teasing. I understand how busy you are. It's only an idea worth sharing. :nod:

Anyway, you two did a nice job with this one. It goes to show that friends are always there when one is in need. :nod: Hope the contest went well. :)
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
I've noticed that, unless it's a DA-wide contest being sponsored by an outside company/corporation, you either have to be constantly looking through the News section or be actually watching the initiating Admin to hear about a lot of the contests. Too bad! I wish there were more DA announcements about this sort of thing.

I would love to do a collab sometime, I just have to get my "to do" list whittled down a bit more! :lol: I still have a load of owed stuff to finish up.
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SonicHomeboy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. Oh well. There's always a next time. :nod:

Awesome! :D Hope to do collab with you someday then.
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HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
awesome work :clap:
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Thanks! :)
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HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
you're welcome :D
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Raitonaitsunaito Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009   Traditional Artist
This is a great drawing, and I especially like the fur texture. The drawing fits well with the story. I loved the little story, it made me fell like I could also do something really important. ^^ Great job!
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Thanks! I'm glad that you liked this one. It's one of my favourite of the fables, because I really appreciate the uplifting message. :)
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littleartist12 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
wow this is really cool!!
great job for both of u^^ :D
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Thanks! I'm glad that you liked it. We both certainly had a lot of fun with it. :)
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littleartist12 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
yeah it must have been really fun.
ur welcome :D
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dawndelver Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
this puts my entry to shame :) very wonderful work :clap:
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
:lol: You can not fool me! I have seen your entry, and it is AWESOME.
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A nice rendition on a commonly told story.
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Thanks. The collaboration portion was a lot of fun. :)
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YW
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BlazeTheCat14 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Awesome work!
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Thanks! :)
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nightingOWL Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Aww this is really cute. The mane looks beautiful.
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Thanks! I'm glad that you liked it. :)
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