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DCLeadboot
Daniel Normington
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: West Suffolk, UK
Favourite genre of music: Classical, or anything with a lively tune...
Favourite style of art: Anthropomorhpic, especially cartoony
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7
Wallpaper of choice: The Dan Clan
Favourite cartoon character: Aside from Danbuster and co... blimey! There's so many!
Personal Quote: Never underestimate... the Leadboot!! O_o
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Tagged: Facts about Frederick

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 13, 2016, 11:04 AM
  • Listening to: Papyrus's Battle Theme
  • Reading: Salamandastron: A Tale from Redwall
  • Watching: Oliver Twist
  • Playing: Undertale
  • Eating: Liquiruce Allsorts
  • Drinking: Blackcurrent Tea
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I was tagged by my friend :iconalexraccoonglider: who picked out Frederick for me to talk about.

 

RULES:

1. Post 8 facts about your character.

2. Tag 8 other Characters. (You can do this if you wish, it’s optional – I could only manage four who have characters I could pick for them)

3. Post their names along with their creator’s avatars (Again optional if I tag you)

 

FACTS:

1. Frederick first came about from a random joking remark about my having a pet-ferret on a bus, that had got loose and was making girls on the top deck scream. The idea stuck. (Though I’ve no idea what was REALLY going on upstairs)

2. For many years, Frederick was little more than an imaginary friend, in the form of a sentient ferret. When Danbuster eventually developed as my fursona, Frederick naturally transitioned to be his best friend.

3. Over the years, his wardrobe has remained pretty consistent, but he grew from a regular-sized ferret into a five-foot anthro in keeping with my scaling principle of anthros being both human-sized and to relative scale with their species in relation. (Hence my mice are well over a foot high, while anthro horses are slightly scaled down to seven or eight feet on their hindlegs)

4. From the start, Frederick was written as an orphan whose mother died in childbirth and whose father was never present (except to conceive him, that is). My reasoning was that, unlike Veil from the Redwall tales, Frederick would not have any of the corrupting influences that made “vermin” species inherently “evil” but rather he’d be raised by a good solid family who would bring out only the best in him; the Wilkinson otters filling that void, though their individual characters didn’t develop until years later. Frederick was perhaps my first OC to defy stereotypes. I found ferrets cute, what I’d seen of them in Last of the Summer Wine, and was sick of them being cast as “bad guys”.

5. I believe Frederick is physically the third strongest of all my cast, behind Marquila RocBeak and Leroy Rudderbuck. His otter foster brother Cedric is a close fourth. Frederick can raise Cedric off the floor despite the big otter’s girth.

6. Frederick is severely shortsighted without his spectacles. However, being a ferret, he has a brilliant sense of direction and good at navigating tunnels or mazes.

7. Thanks to his upbringing, Frederick is a strong swimmer as well as agile. He is a natural born athlete. Bending his spine, he can stand on his own head… literally!

8. Frederick is a tidy-minded fellow and an excellent housekeeper. This is just as well, considering he shares a house with a crazy March Hare and a scruffy rat with a very UNtidy mind… he’s also a surprisingly good cook.

 

Now I tag:

:iconbluebottleflyer: (Greenie)

:iconhermessquirrel: (Bosco)

:iconkelaiah: (Ferret-Kel)

:iconluke-the-f0x: (Luke)



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Boaz and his friends by DCLeadboot
Boaz and his friends
Making progress with my second ongoing book project for Boaz the Harvest Mouse here, and I finally got most of my sketched-out illustrations vectorised and flat-coloured.
Shading and fuller backgrounds will have to follow later, and I hope to actually take action to publish my next book, Boaz the Wise Builder, sometime in the New Year... all being well.

Here we see all the gang in a group pic.
From left to right: Felix, Becky, Chrys, Sammy and Boaz

And I'll want to do a series of reference-type pics for each character individually with these poses, to develop a bit of character.
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:iconhusky50:
husky50 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
Thanks for fav
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :)
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TheStrangeThing Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
Thanks for the fav! :)
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:icondzkribblerluiz:
DZkribblerLuiz Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016
Sorry for the ridiculously long delay, Sweating a little...  but here. That is if you're still interested :) (Smile) :

Undertale Comic - Coming Terrors 2
Undertale Comic - Coming Terrors 3
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let's just see if I can remember what was going on here...? ^^;
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:icondzkribblerluiz:
DZkribblerLuiz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
Here are 2 more! Thanks again for looking at the series! :D

Undertale Comic - Coming Terrors 4
Undertale Comic - Coming Terrors 5
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:icondzkribblerluiz:
DZkribblerLuiz Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016
Take your time!
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ArvoJalopeura Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fave :3
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconionut00:
Ionut00 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  New Deviant
like my page about news of jazz jackrabbit
www.facebook.com/Jazz-Jackrabb…
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, cool! The poor guy could use some love these days!
They need to bring that franchise back!
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AntoninoCanino82 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the fav, really appreciated!!!!Success fella (Reactions)
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :)
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Ryex-617 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks again for the faves, and for the comments. I really do appreciate it a lot! :thanks:

Hope I'm not being too much of a bother. ^^;
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, no problem! ;)
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cutecolorful Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016
Thank you for the llama! ~RUN LLAMA RUUNNN   :) (Smile) 
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :)
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cutecolorful Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016
:) (Smile) 
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IrishBecky Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the watch! :D I definitely gave you one back. ;)
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! And thanks! ;)
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IrishBecky Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Ryex-617 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey thanks so much for the fave and for the comment. Very much appreciated. :thanks:
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :)
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