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Yay Inkheart fanart!!!:dance:

Oh! how I missed drawing that!
It's been such a long, long time I don't draw these characters!
Yes, Basta and Dustfinger! Even those who haven't read Inkheart series must know them from a little comic I did a while ago, "Inkvalentine" [link]
yup, that disastrous little comic! xD I believe you guys remember it!

But anyways, there are no characters who were more a part of my life than these two, seriously :) I just love every scene with them in the books!
So yeah, your classic scene between Basta and Dustifinger: Dusty pissing off Basta by stealing his luck charm, and running away with it xD
I kind of redesigned them: I made Dustfinger look more like a fox (which, in my opinion, is the animal which fits him the best. Even the author herself compared him several times with one!) and Basta has new colors now :meow: the only thing I'm still not happy about are his front legs (Basta's arms are actually covered in burns, but I couldn't reproduce that on a dog! :ohnoes:)

And when you come to think about it, they act pretty much like a dog and a fox during the whole series! :giggle:

Credits:
Referenced one of Brother Bear's background, but it came out completely different (in a bad way -_-)

Dustfinger and Basta © Cornelia Funke
Drawing and designs © ze*Skailla
Please do not use it as a toothpaste. Thank you.
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:iconelenpanter:
ElenPanter Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it's dog and fox o_O
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Sorrowthekiller Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Scary
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HorsesEnchanted Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE Inkheart! Those books are amazing! This picture fits those characters quite well.Clap 
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MADGRAYSILLYWOLF Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
this is amazing
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GilmourApatosaur Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Must admit there is a Fox and the Hound feel between these two.:D Fantastic work!
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:iconraverthewolf:
raverthewolf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
your my hero now. :iconclapplz:
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Roxifoxx Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it's just that it looks like the knife/sword ends at the contour of his leg, which I find either odd or really practical ^^
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AngelWolves1 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE, LOVE IT ALL!!!!!!
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kirbynat Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooooooooooooooohh I have all three books on my bookshelf!! Now I want to read them again, I don't think I ever noticed the whole "dog and fox" thing. :D
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Aileea Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Hehe, I read these books too. :)
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:icon1408k:
1408k Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
beutiful!
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:iconnatalikla:
NataliKla Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG!! NIce!!
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:iconstormdog66:
Stormdog66 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Dusty!!!!

Hi-bastard...
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:icondanimi:
Danimi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
OMG I love those characters! Specially Dustfinger!
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zadiecat Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I REMEBER THIS XD
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13bluestar Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's just cause it's a short knife Roxina1000, he doesn't have a sword in the book but a little switch blade. I love your rendition of them Skailla! very well done and I really like the background. the way you painted it makes it there without taking away from the characters. I love it! XD
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Roxifoxx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome pic! But may I ask, us that just a marking, or does Basta's sword just melt into his leg? Just wonder in' ^^ Keep up the good work!
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vuk-91 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I think that's a Knife wich is way shorter than Swords.
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typhlosion136 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As a toothpaste?
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:iconjenaiify:
Jenaiify Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
This looks great, I love those expressions. (: Also, your style is very neat.
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:iconhaual:
HAUAL Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC AWESOME!! very nice job! :D
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SILVERW01F Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Is this another one of those films/books that if you haven't seen/read you should be shot? :c *guilty*

I know there is an Inkheart book... but I am hiding behind cover as I say I haven't read it... in the same way I hid behind cover at school when I said I hadn't seen Forest Gump X_X and still haven't haha

but even though I have no idea about the characters, I love this :3

everything looks so much better in canine form X) lol awesome work as always Skailla! :> love the charm haha
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Kodimarto Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Filmographer
Great work! I remember seeing bits and pieces to that movie. :)
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Natural-NW Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
They remind me of the character from Fox and the Hound. I like their older version or something. Either way, it's really good :D
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nikicasp Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
At first I thought it was a drawing of the characters from "The Fox and the Hound"! (Say yay if you remember that movie!) :)
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TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: Basta looks quite pissed off.
And I love Dustfinger's playful look, like "You get worked up so easily!"
Dustfinger seemed a lot like a practical jokester, even though he didn't act that way in the first book (I only read the first book. No, I lie, I got it on audio tape :O)
You did this quite well, I love their positions, like a chase ina freeze-frame, the anatomy looks excellent and so do the expressions. Funny how Dustfinger's represented as a fox^^
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Nadasi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Interface Designer
("Please do not use it as a toothpaste.") :XD:
Dustfinger is handsome (very similar to Treavor) while Basta looks just like Bryte. BLAH! :D :XD: I know you're fed up with comparisons like this but I just couldn't resist to tell you I thought it was an OMFA art! :)
Anyways, I loved that little sketchy comic very much! :( Miss it!
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RianaSkyfall Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Oh. my. god
When I first looked at this, I was all like: Oh god, they remind me so so much of Dusty and Basta.
And when I saw the description then *-*
Omg, I just can't say how cool this is.
And I absolutely adore the way you draw your artworks. You're one of the best artists I have ever seen
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SpyroTheReturn2 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I recently read that book! Ha, your right! Run Dusty!
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D-Rock92 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great. And I don't think I came across that series. Learn something new.
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AmericanWolf016 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work! 8-)
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:iconmaximwolf:
MaximWolf Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome! :3
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spiritdrawer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
i'm gonne read the books for sure !
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NyraWolfDragon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Awesome, love it!
Haha, don't use it as a toothpaste? Lol xD
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Allergria Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
LOL please dont use it as a toothpaste x'D Also can i ask, how did you learn how to draw wolf's expressions? when i think of a expression and try draw it its always looking wrong x'D Do you look at people? or other cartoons? ;o;
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Ludichris1 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist
XD
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Sfaira Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you draw them. Their expressions, design - It seems who is who.
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SomeGirl14 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!!! this is amazing! if i had to choose witch character in the story would be more like me i would have to say Dustfinger lol
Keep up the great work!
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:iconmalevolentnecromancr:
Wow! Awesome! You haven't drawn them for a long time.
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:iconapplebriar:
applebriar Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Omg Inkheart :heart: You definitely did the book justice ;)
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:iconskailla:
Skailla Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!!:hug: I'm very happy to hear that!!!:glomp:
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Heartmelody18 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
oooh, that looks great
really, I like it
ha ha yeah I think this could have happen,
Inkheart is one of my favorite books, and also these two, but I think I like Basta a little bit more
than Dustfinger, I don´t know :)

anyway great work :D
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:iconskailla:
Skailla Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so, so much! :hug:
lol sometimes I don't know who I love the most xD Basta is pure epicness, he makes me giggle every time he has a scene xD
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Wolfeh-Kibbles Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE Inkheart! It's one of my favorite books! ^^
I also LOVE your artwork!
So it's Win Win. XD
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Skailla Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you sooo much!!:hug::blush:
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Wolfeh-Kibbles Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. :)
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crisisastar15 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I love this. The expressions you make on the characters you draw always make me smile :D.
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:iconskailla:
Skailla Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!:thanks:
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Super-fox-layer100 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, that's so cute... :la:
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:iconskailla:
Skailla Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!!=D
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