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Elsie - colours by Hatted-Squirrel Elsie - colours by Hatted-Squirrel
Coloured version of thiiiiis: [link]

"I never met 'er, but I've always felt like I knew 'er. There ain't no one else in this boneyard who gets more visitors! Even the queen, like!"
-Squirrel-

Even though Elsie was a character that passed away a few years ago, the Runners still often visit her and bring her gifts; mostly in the form of booze and flowers. She's been made an example to any new kid joining the gang of guttersnipes, as someone who everyone loved to bits, but ended up in the wrong kind of company and through poor decisions, lost her life.

Background reference: Stormwind City graveyard.
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AbnormallyNice Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful~
It's hard to describe it any other way X3
The amount of detail in not only the characters, but the environment is amazing~
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Hatted-Squirrel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
;^; *squee* Thank you so much! It's a fairly old picture now, but I still like it. The story line on TGR is simply incredibly immersive, I don't know if I had dared to continue drawing without that horribly wonderful lot while I was hiding from Erwil! :orange:
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AbnormallyNice Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's wonderful when you have a story you can immerse yourself in and you're passionate about. Someplace you can just get lost in and create >w<
(I know the feel since my comic is like that for me~ And also has a group called Runners lol XD)
I've read the pages you posted and I'm excited to see more! OwO
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Hatted-Squirrel Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
owo Oo, will need to see about that! I'm so silly busy with my work atm, I wish I could make drawing my full time job. Nothing would make me happier. Except maybe finally getting a house of my own with my OH.. owo
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AbnormallyNice Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nonetheless, I will wait patiently for more pages~ Take your time \>w</
Spazzing Mir *pretends to be patient* X'D
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Hatted-Squirrel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
xD Oh my goodness what on earth is that gif! :giggle:
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AbnormallyNice Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no idea what the plz icon is, BUT if you go into the 'add media' tab and type in 'spazz', it'll be there ;D
It's one of my favorite icons X'D
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xiao-speck Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh aww, this drawing is so sweet!!!! >.<
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Hatted-Squirrel Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
:huggle: Thank you! ;w;
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Kristaletti Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Such a lovely piece! The details, the coloring, the peaceful atmosphere... I like Elsie's serene expression, she seems to have been a kind person. Hehe, of all the company, the cute little husky is the only one who can see her! The statue of the lion, the way you drew all the leaves... Just out of curiosity, how long did this take you?
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Hatted-Squirrel Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
<3 Awh, thank you! And I have to say I can't for the life of me remember how long it took me to finish. I had a reference picture to help with the background, but it still took me a fair while.
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Kristaletti Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Seems like it! By the way, were you by any chance inspired by a true story fro this piece? :)
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Hatted-Squirrel Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
To some extent, yes. I was told the character's story in RP, and also found out that Elsie used to be played by my boyfriend. The death of the character happened well over two years ago now, and I never actually got to meet her IC. But anyone you ask who used to know Elsie, said that her funeral was extremely emotional. The things that led to it were incredibly well roleplayed out. She was an important figure to the original core of the guild, but has also carried over to another generation of roleplayers in the guild and on the server through stories and gossip.
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Kristaletti Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That's so cool! What RP group was that? I've never been in one myself, although it would probably be useful for developing my writing skills. It would take too much time...

I guess we all have to put up with getting to know the character OOC. Where can stories about her be read? And what was Elsie's function in the guild?
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Hatted-Squirrel Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Ack. I never noticed I hadn't responded to you. D: I'm so sorry! Was such a long time ago!

The group was called The Gutter Runners. We did a lot of stuff with the local Watch guild. Petty thievery, small cons and all that.

The Argent Archives went down a while ago, but they've managed to start the server again!
www.argentarchives.org/node/63…

They've unfortunately had to take their search function down. There server's been really unstable lately. :(
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Kristaletti Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It's alright, I remember you :D I recall suggesting this work as a DD, but I see it didn't make it :(

How long did roleplaying take? From what I've seen in other RP groups, it seems very-time consuming. It would probably help boost my writing skills, but I have such a busy life...

Alliance and Stormwind... is the group WoW-based? (As I didn't look much into detail, I might be wrong)
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Hatted-Squirrel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Hi!

Wow, your comment got buried somewhere. D: I'm so sorry for not responding sooner.

Awh, thank you so much! Would make me incredibly happy if that happened, but I don't think my art's quite good enough! However, I very recently got asked if this piece could be put on view at Blizzcon, so I'll be redoing it slightly so it's big enough for a print! :D I should be able to put it on sale on dA afterwards in case people are interested. :3 :heart:

And it really depended on a number of things! Sometimes we'd stay on the ground for no longer than 15-20 minutes, but on occasions they'd go on for good 4-8 hours non stop! I don't have the time for those sessions nowadays, nor the enthusiasm really. It's a shame, I really miss those times!

And aye! You're correct. WoW based atm, we tried to start something small in Wildstar but it's going very slow with real life stuff and whatnot.
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Spirit-catcher Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Powerful...
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Jincha Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
That's really good piece! I especially like the colors and how they enhance the over all mood of it.
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Shayochism Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heart wrenching x_x But still such a brill pic.
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Shink0u-chan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful... i love it :D
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