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Concept for Fiver character design. Fiver is the precognitive rabbit from the novel "Watership Down" by Richard Adams. I'm planning to do a series of illustrations from the book with a friend, but it won't be for a while. This will have to tide you over. ;)

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Felicity-Moep Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the movie. This picture reflects him very well! :)
TwilightDarkshadow Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's also a book OvO
Felicity-Moep Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh i Think i Have To Take a look :)
TwilightDarkshadow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shaydeelady Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome, it perfectly fits his character
Taran-Manderlay Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of my favorites to be sure! I love how you drew him here, and what a great choice of moment as well. He's both adorable and traumatized looking, which is appropriate considering.
Beautiful work!
naraku0014 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
that movie made me cry!
WolfOfTheCross Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

I've both seen the movie and read the book.
And I love 'em both!
Wonderful detail, expression, all that jazz!
Ulben Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
So cute!
DrClosure Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
OMG it's sooo cute!! I love his afraid expression, I love how you did the fur. Perfect job!
OneOfLifesMysteries Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Photographer
Blood is awesome, we are best friends, blood and I.
wildleafcat22 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Artist
I love the style. You're so good.
SoleilSmile Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I thought this was Fiver just from the thumbnails. Good job in visual storytelling, Kyoht!
hidden-by-art Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
loving the expression that you captured him with! Simply wonderful!
ProfessorApothecary Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've read this book seven times in the past five years. I can't get enough of it! Beautiful portrayal of him, might I say! Exactly how I pictured him. ♥
HappyGestapo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
GAH! I still have nightmares of Watership Down.
chameleocoonJ Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesome! You really captured his personality. :D
PhantomNevermore2365 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG! grat job on the shading fur etxture and face you captured fiver greatly!
mechpuppe82 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Wow!! I love your rabbits!!
jessiebelle93 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student General Artist
^_^ I love watership down :) I saw the movie, read the book and just finished the tv series last night :) this is so good
Yangyexin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Saw the animation, and recently finished the book...Weird but I liked it. ;) Great expression here :D
Ryu-Hi13 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O....OMG!!!!! So....perfect....represents the character very well.....have you seen the animated film? (Would have been better visually if it looked more like this.....)
23Faust Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
This is just amazing :) I love it
FairyTaleHeaven Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know this sounds strange,but he actually looks kinda cute in that position!
GarnetWeavile461 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Simply: WOWWWEEEE!!!
Megamixter Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Student General Artist
Absolutely amazing! I just love it!
basilisk-eye Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Awesome! Great interpretation of him. And he's uttering a disturbing line from that story, I love it.
Varjokani Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Aww.. So so cute rabbit!! :D
MsPandemonium Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
I absolutely adore this image. I would love to get it as a tattoo some time in the future.
stars-alive Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Also, this : [link]

I hate art thieves!
XeyeXloveX2XdrawX Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist

beautiful work :) sadly thieves think so to ^
Pixi-Spit Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness! this is the cutest enturpretation of Fiver ive ever seen! I love your style!
I love this, its so true to his character!
War-And-Pieces Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
yes it's the blood of your friend for i is a hungry lion who had no cheezburger
aurora-celest Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
I saw the movie yesterday; it was alright. Though what I found befuddling was the way the story was designed. At first I thought that the protagonist would be Fiver, then it switched to Hazel, and finally to Big Wig. I guess the point was that the main star of the story was ot an individual but the entire troupe.
Pixel-Spotlight Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hiya, you've been featured in one of my 'Anthro Song Searches', you can find the feature here! :la:
bunniesRawesome Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Amazing picture, i remember this part. :iconbunnyloveplz:
VickieTrivellas Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
that's cute^^ i just recently watched the movie and am reading the book
it made me cry
War-And-Pieces Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
this movie creep-ed me out and made me sad...and I was 18 when I first watched it! seriously messed up!
emofreakmcr Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"the burrow? it'll come there don't think it won't!" that whole part of the movie gives me chills
charikukosa Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Really cute! :la:
bunnybiscuit Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful! Watership Down is my most Fave book!
Pierced-Pixie92 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
I love this!
Watership down is my fave book ever :3
Cynderthedarkdragon Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Fiver! I love him :) that part with the field scared me :| I watched the movie (read half of the book cause it wasn't mine :() and it freaked me out I think it was cause of the music O.o
Cynderthedarkdragon Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Fiver! I love him :) that part with the field scared me :| I watched the movie (read half of the book cause it wasn't mine :() and it freaked me out I think it was cause of the music :|
Dark-Unicor Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Zechira Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love how you did the feet. :P I'm just about done reading WSD, myself. Marvelous book.
PenBird Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
This is an awesome rendering - I wonder if I'd have guessed "Fiver" w/o the caption. But..!

The figure is anthropomorphized. Rabbits don't cover their mouths in fear; they crouch, naturally presenting a low profile, and of course they tense their leg muscles.

Other than that... "He sees straight thru you in such a friendly way!"!
TawmiePylon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is the expression on his face that gets me! Fantastic!
Fangfox Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
ooh! do bigwig next! i want to see bigwig!
Fattie-McCrackin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Absolutely fantastic! You really did one of my favorite characters in my all time favorite book justice!
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