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Winnie the Pooh and China 2 by Turtle-Arts Winnie the Pooh and China 2 by Turtle-Arts
So, after many years I finally got around to redoing this old pic of mine- fav.me/d2ij4fz (Ugh, this image is embarrassingly old) It'd been on my list of things I've wanted to do for ages now, but I never got around to it. Until a few days ago when a client approached me with a very rush job and booboopadoo, suddenly I have an updated version of the image. XD I tried to keep them looking like the ones from the old image, just with a fresher look and more accurate clothing. Which by the way, I painted all of the patterning in this image- no pre-made stuff, and man that was a butt. Asian stuff... seriously. Also, as a little treat for this image's revival, I added the heffalump after doing a little research and figuring out that there are indeed elephants native to China. Aww yeah. XD

For those of you who weren't around when I did this original image (four years ago... ugh) let me explain.  I had this idea one day to do all of the Winnie the Pooh characters as animals native to China because bridging cultural gaps is fun. lol! The animals are as follows:
Pooh Bear: Giant Panda
Gopher: Bamboo Rat
Tigger: Civet Cat (I know there are tigers in China, but I decided to shake it up a bit)
Kanga and Roo: Pangolins
Rabbit: Jerboa
Eeyore: Yak
Piglet: Tree Shrew
Owl: Black Shouldered Kite
And the Heffalump as an Asiatic Elephant. :nod:

So yeah, I hope you guys enjoy this little reboot! And consider this as my "Draw this again" meme finally filled out. XD
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Winnie the Pooh is copyright of course
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:iconarcher-artillery:
archer-artillery Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE THIS TOO MUCH
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it!
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OnTheMountainTop Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is so incredibly clever. I wish there was a version of Winnie-the-Pooh like this. I would definitely watch it.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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bsidb Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Very interesting!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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sidetrack1 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Would bad to say that the series migt be a bit more appealing if only b/c of the novelty of the creatures who are anologues here?
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wolley2xjd Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
A interesting twist on a classic show I use to watch, I love it!

I also made so name's for them.

Winnie the Pooh- Shǎ lǎo xióngmāo (Means silly old panda)

Gopher- Bamboo

Tigger- 
Guǒzzi lí (civet cat with an extra z)

Kanga and Roo- Pango and Lin

Rabbit- Jerboa

Eeyore- 
zài máo (Short for sad yak)

Piglet- Shrew chan

Owl- Kyte (Kite spelled with a y)

and for christopher robin- 
Luó bīn which is his in Chinese.

 
Heffalump is still Heffalump because it's cool like that.  Llama Emoji-48 (I'm Cool with Mah Sunglasses) [V2] 

You know this picture has made me interested in learning about Chinese wild life, thanks. :) 
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digipokefriend2 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
:iconstephencolbertomgplz: I love this. I wish there was more art of this or comic strips. I would totally read/watch it. :iconiloveitplz::iconringoissuperhappyplz:
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^ And yeah, I think it would make like, a cute little spin off show. XD
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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JWthaMajestic Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student Filmographer
Amazing recreation of one of my favorite childhood classics in a Chinese setting! :D
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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xelaalex Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
What a wonderful take on it ^^ I love how you captured everyone's personality in this more realistic depiction!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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ESPIOARTWORK-102 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
thank you on making your Asian illustration cover of Winnie The Pooh and Friends
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure! ^^
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Roskbalkir Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aww, civet Tigger is so cute! And I could tell instantly that the yak was Eeyore by the look on his face. :D
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Roskbalkir Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're most welcome.
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atta9 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is brillianr! :D keep up the great work
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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KissofCrimson Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Neat idea. It looks great, nice job. :)
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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LlikeOaVsinE Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
interesting~
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TeddyMedley Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
The Heffalump's name is Llllllllumpy!
His favourite food is rumpledoodles. :>
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
He has a name? XD I haven't actually seen the Heffalump movie that got made. ^^;
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TeddyMedley Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
It's a good one! Pretty sure Tigger tells them a story about heffalumps and everyone except Kanga and Roo go into the forest to hunt heffalumps so they'll stop subliminally terrorising them, and Roo can't come because he's a kid, but he goes anyway and they think he got kidnapped and BLAH BLAH BLAH.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I guess just after a certain age I stopped watching Pooh Bear movies. But I still have Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and Pooh's Grand Adventure. They're my favorites. :>
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TeddyMedley Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Those are good ones. What was the name of the movie where tigger goes to find other tiggers?
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The Tigger Movie. XD
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TeddyMedley Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
....Yes. That one. XD
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Mindjock Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I take it the woozle is a mongoose?
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I didn't put the woozle in. :I
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Mindjock Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well who's that next to owl/kite?
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Piglet, but as a tree shrew. :nod:
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LeMadcap Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think that's Gopher/bamboo rat.  I've never heard of either one though so I'm not sure.
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winnsita Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist
this is really awesome! i love it<3
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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Rickomarr123 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Wow, just wow...
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:>
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Hoshi-No-Jay Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really adorable and original :DDDD:happybounce:
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Caasischlosser Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SWEET!!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :>
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Very interesting take. I love it!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. :aww:
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hatchingsprouts Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:>
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