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The Rogue's Shortcut by Skailla The Rogue's Shortcut by Skailla
Hellow again guys! =D How you all doing?
Sooo... Firstly, I'd like to tell you that yes, I'm working hard on OMFA's next page, and It's probably going to be ready on sunday.

But aaaanyways, for those who are wondering, those are Steban (the german shepherd) and Martin (the beagle). for those who didn't see it, here's another pic of Steban: [link]
They were both created last year, with a very different propose than what it turned out to be. But I'll tell you about that later, I'm in a bit of a hurry! :P
So basically, these series are about short adventures of an extremely (and strangely) lucky and over-confident dog, Steban, who ends up becoming a legend of the west for his craziness and inspiring spirit.
In one of his many turbulent adventures, he meets Martin, a very depressive and sometimes even creepy little beagle. He used to be a comedian, but he was thought to be a complete fail (no wonder why) and ended up having to move to the west. Martin is arrogant, and has a terrible complex over his height.
He hates Steban more than anything in his life, but always ends up going into the craziest adventures with him. Steban, on the contrary, thinks of Martin as his best friend, and likes to assume him as his partner, and always calls him with adjectives such as "little" and "short" before his name. which causes Martin to hate him even more
Tho their relationship change a lot with time, this pic is about the very beginning of it :)

Now here's something I'd like to propose!
What could they be saying in this scene?
use your imagination and write a comment if you want to help me! =D
I'll post the best dialogs here :la:

Background and characters are (c) to *Skailla do NOT use without permission.

PS: Some people told me about a resemblance between Steban and Charlie (from all dogs go to heaven) but it's impossible for me to draw a german shepperd without making him look at least a little bit like him, because my style is very similar to Don Bluth's! I've made sure to make every single marking in Steban differently.

Some of the best Dialogs sent:

By ~Warriorcat1994
Steban: Hurry Martin! Fan girls are chasing me again! *smiles*
Martin: Not again! You're going have to run by yourself!
Steban: ... I'll get you some hot dog!
Martin: *runs with Steban*

By *Kumkrum
Steban: "C'mon, let's catch those birds, big one for me, small one for you!"
Martin: "How the heck are we supposed to catch birds from the ground, we'll just fail that. Wait, DON'T YOU DARE TO CALL ME SMALL! Argh, LISTEN TO ME!"

By ~BrowserBG
Steban: "With or without ya. No little beagle is getting in my way."
Martin: "oh no u don't. Don't u dare play the blame game. Im only coming along to save your furry behind."

By ~Broken-Wolf13
Steban- "Ahh, I think the donuts are right over here!"
Martin- "What?! We came all this way just for donuts?!"
Steban- "They have sprinkles!" :iconiloveitplz:
Martin- -_-

By ~9999poppy
M: Where the heck are you going this time?! It's this way!
S: Have you ever been here before?
M: Well, no, but--
S: Then who are you to say it's the correct path? Can it, Shorty, and follow me.

By ~LunacyWereWolf
Martin: Just what are you up to this time!?
Steban: You'll see... This is gonna be a hit!
Martin: Every time you say that it always ends in disaster!
Steban: C'mon! We always make it out better than before!
Martin: Speak for yourself! I'm the ONLY one that pays for it!

By ~Destynee33
Martin: Steban! We're not going that way!
Steban: Who made you leader?

LOL all of them were simply AWESOME! thank you all who participated!!!!:hug: you're so amazing guys!:thanks:
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OkamiMeansWolf Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Serious Martin can never stop adventurous Steban!
FluffyButt5150 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
for some reason this makes me think of Hank the Cowdog cx i used to read that series in like 5th grade :P love  ur art <3
AstaWolf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
I love your drawings so awesome !!!!
Otulissa3 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013   Writer
Steban: Step lightly, lil M destination is right over the horizon"
Martin: "That's what you said, five horizons ago! I'm tired it's hot and I've got dust in places I didn't know I had"
IdyllicEuphoria Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my gosh, Skailla, you are my inspiration. I just love your drawings. But I was wondering if you could give a tutorial on backgrounds. They just so amazing, i wanna know more about how you draw them!
Sally-Ce Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can imagine them saying something like:

Martin::iconsaysplz: Hey! Where are you going?
Steban::iconsaysplz: This way! ;D
Martin::iconsaysplz: But we've never been there. We may get lost, we may end up--
Martin::iconsaysplz: Exactly! :D You never know! Come on, let's explore! :D

...or something like that. ;D Great work anyways Skailla. ^^ I like the soft sunset-light and the blurryness. c: Fits very well. :)
Ember-Flame007 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
or he actually likes steban
Ember-Flame007 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i think that somewhere inside martin he wants to be friends with steban
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome - love the lighting - reminds me of All Dogs Go To Heaven
shadowpuphunter Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student General Artist
steban:c'mon lets go
martin:the map said to go this way!
steban:pfft, maps what are they good for?!
martin: oh yeah its not like anyone has found anything using a map!
steban: this is why you were such a bad comedian, lets go shorty!
steban: fine just hurry up little guy!
martin: stupid steban...
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