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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- (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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Mindjock Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I take it the woozle is a mongoose?
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
I didn't put the woozle in. :I
Mindjock Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well who's that next to owl/kite?
LeMadcap Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
I think that's Gopher/bamboo rat.  I've never heard of either one though so I'm not sure.
winnsita Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  New member Hobbyist
this is really awesome! i love it<3
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
Rickomarr123 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Wow, just wow...
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hoshi-No-Jay Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really adorable and original :DDDD:happybounce:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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