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Rikki Tikki Tavi by Tom Kelly by TomKellyART Rikki Tikki Tavi by Tom Kelly by TomKellyART
Hey all here is another cool illustration I did for the Sketch Lottery blog, this time the theme was "Rikki Tikki Tavi". This theme refers to the main character form the Rudyard Kipling's short story of the same name. The tale of Rikki Tikki is very cute and a lot of fun please go and give it a read, now this illustration I did is a homage to the great animator Chick Jones (who drew Bugs Bunny and tons of the other Looney toons cartoons). I used Chuck's version of Rikki Tikki because Chuck's animated version was my first introduction to the tale and still is my favorite! Mr Jones had this great way of animating Rikki that captured the raw speed and quickness of a mongoose. You can rent the Chuck Jones version of Rikkit Tikki Tavi on Amazon and Netflix plus see clips on Utube go give it a quick watch it's super cool animation and a really fun story.
  So thanks again to Chuck Jones for showing me some cool animation as well as introducing me to the tale a valiant young Mongoose!!!

Please head on over to sketch lottery and look at all the other cool versions of this theme here is the link.
www.sketchlottery.com/


I created this using pen and ink with my micron pens and my sable brush with black Speedball ink and a red Copic marker for the eyes.

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Kim-cat3120 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
I used to love this short when I was little! I haven't seen it in a while though...
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TomKellyART Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thanks and yeah I'm surprised its not more easy to find and watch.
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VideoDreams Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  New Deviant
Love Rikki Tikki Tavi! One of my favorites when I was a kid.
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TomKellyART Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks me too!
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NRGComics Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Professional Writer
Got a link to the animation?
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TomKellyART Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
naw sorry there are a bunch of clips on utube. just to s quick search and you will find some cool ones.
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