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A concept for the character. 

"Warriors" stuff.

(I missed drawing cartoony shit). 


** On a personal level I always pictured him to be something like a Maine Coon www.petinfoclub.com/Images/Blo… www.kimballstock.com/pix/CAT/0…

He's big and strong with size and brute force on his side in a fight. A large head with long fangs and a lot of fur to stave off wounds. 
However, there's more than a few scars under that thick fur, some even deep enough to show through and stunt hair growth. 
His ear is torn and the characteristic scar across his nose of course. 

There's also the addition of some 'tiger like' features such as the ruff around his face, the ear fluff, and the thicker muzzle and chin. He is called 'Tigerclaw/star' for a reason, eh?

I did mess a bit with styling here and there, focusing on putting more attention to the major areas of his arsenal. When I post the other characters I will try to do the same. 


His claws are exposed on purpose, he's meant to have long claws, so they stick out farther than your average cat, haha!
It's part of the original character's design/description.
Although admittedly his head turned out pretty large here... :I



"Warriors" Erin Hunter
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PS:
Bear in mind this is just a concept, merely putting a 'look' to the character kind of. This design may change a bit by the final piece. So it won't stay as is :3
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:iconchild-of-hades:
Child-Of-Hades Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Admittedly I'm not a Warriors fan but I absolutely adore both your style and character concept! :love:
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:iconcynicalescapist:
CynicalEscapist Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
I love this, cartoonish yet like a real cat. Not anime style like so many others, and he looks like the book described him.
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:iconcrimson-wolf2323:
Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hate this guy but love your pic
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:icontoonartt:
toonartt Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Very awesome and well thought out version of Tigerstar. I love all the thought and details you put into this!
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:iconimagreekgoddess:
imagreekgoddess Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always imagined him with short fur! ha :3
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:iconadastreet:
AdaStreet Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Love this!
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yankiidoodles Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
I never finished reading the Warrior series, but I always love seeing how people portray characters differently. He looks rather fierce.
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:icongirlwithflowerinhair:
awesome
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:iconosayioniwabo:
Osayioniwabo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazingly done, I really love how you did his tabby markings, they look fantastic! I also really like his face and the design in general. Great work! :D
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saraggman777 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
AWW YAH ITS ME WHEN IM PLAYING WARRIORS WITH MY FRIENDS
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:iconlittleelliott:
Littleelliott Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OoO
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:iconhearsegurl:
HearseGurl Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
That's awesome sis, I'm so glad to see more Warriors stuff! :meow:
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:iconariade:
Ariade Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you hould draw for the Manga/Comic!
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:iconwildwolf01:
WildWolf01 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg awesome!!
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:iconfunkymonkey19:
FunkyMonkey19 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Scary yet handsome fellow. Amazing job.
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:iconrainyspringmorning:
RainySpringMorning Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He's frighteningly wonderful. If you do decide to do something like a fight pose (that is, if you want to, I'm not asking for it - only a mere suggestion) then he'd look menacing. The bulk and extended claws are lovely, and basing him off a Maine Coon was wise. Nice work! 
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Rigor-mortys Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
amazing! maincoons are my fav cat breeds and tigerstar is my fav warrior villan!! ;;0000;;;;
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:iconevan-lionheart-ftoc:
Evan-Lionheart-FTOC Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This so amazing! :iconcannotevenplz: Great job my friend! :iconoldschoolownedplz:
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Gammer-Luna Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
so........ 
fucking........
GOOD!!!!!!!!
Bunny Emoji-42 (Awww) [V2] 
excited 
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gruntsquad121 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
It appears you've been reminded of the Warriors.
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:iconkatleidoscopic:
katleidoscopic Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Imagine how painful this would be to animate....
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:iconninjakato:
NinjaKato Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Hahaha! That's why it's not in an animation :XD: Someone's hand would fall off and their eyes would melt ;__; 
For a comic maybe ;P 
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Atras-Kainblut Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
That is awesome!!! I always imagined him this way. It's like you took his picture right out of my head and smacked it down on paper (or on a digital file. You know what I mean XD)
Great work :)
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Dreamwalker22 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am now going to picture this when I think of Tigerclaw/star.
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:iconorangehuskie:
OrangeHuskie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Oh my god Really? 
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:iconxxxscarletkittyxxx:
xxxScarletKittyxxx Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the look of it, just if you lengthen its legs it would look a little more natural.
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:iconacidlovewolf:
Acidlovewolf Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would agree with the Maine Coon idea because we have a Maine coon here at home. They are definitely bigger than others their age and most definitely stronger like Tigerstar had always been with his fellow clanmates as he grew.
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Bloodnale Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
he's gorgeous ^_^

I have a maine coon at home, so I know how beautiful these kind of cats are :)
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TheHQRebellion Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OMGOMGOMG, this IS EPIC!!!
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:icontiny-grim:
Tiny-Grim Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks amazing! I love his expression! :D
You are such an amazing artist! ^^
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:iconaquadragondavanin:
AquaDragonDavanin Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
a real rough and tumble warrior! ^^ i love your vision of him
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Diretooth Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Okay, I am extremely impressed.
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Corerawrasaur Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR REPRESENTATION OF HIM! *I am a total freaking Warriors fan. every book...* 
I really like the way you styled him, I also pictured him as a maine coon (i had one when I was younger, and they are big, sometimes scary looking cats.. although, most of the time they are very tame and calm cats, which is ironic, given the nature Tigerclaw has o-o) 
I like how you drew his lower lip, makes him even more scary and tiger-like! Those eyes O_O!
also noticed the swirls you made, I like it :3

I want to see more of this concept! :D
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Equestria-Golden Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
looks badass !!!
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slinqshots Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
those gnarly feet omfg <333
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:iconshadowwolfxo:
shadowwolfxo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this drawing one of the best depictions of tigerstar
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:icontheawesomehetalian:
TheAwesomeHetalian Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Huh never knew you liked warriors
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:iconninjakato:
NinjaKato Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Kind of, but more akin to the first installment of the series (the first books). The 2nd series got a bit to 'magick-y' for me, haha!
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TheAwesomeHetalian Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Yeah the first series was great. The others relied too heavily on 'the will of StarClan' and got all magiky and... Meh

The first sieries had the prophecy and that's it- now everyone's got superpowers, other animals can talk, there is WAY too much focus on the 'teeny romance' stuff...
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NinjaKato Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Exactly. I tried reading the first book of the other installments and then it was like... 'hmmmn, nope.' 
Couldn't catch onto it because it was like 'Harry Potter' with cats or something... it just got weird. 
I mean talking organized cats is weird enough but once you put like magical powers in it it just gets a bit too silly. 
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FatalToBeLucky13 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Got to love the evil kitties XD
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:iconkirasdarklight:
KirasDarkLight Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
jdkfnbkdjbn Dude that is so awesome! I love seeing your take on the Warrior cats.
Will you be redoing Bluestar? If I recall correctly you once did a picture of her and some other cats.
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NinjaKato Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Thanks haha!
I'll try to do all the characters if I can (well, the main ones) as kind of little side thing... Not sure when they'll all get done. 
Firestar is next and then Blue :3
Yeah, I did but most of the images I've done of her I'm not fond of actually... Still, I have a decent idea on how to got about doing her this time around :3
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KirasDarkLight Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :dummy:
Dude I'm excited to see this. Especially Firestar. I know it's typical to say 'he's my favourite character', but he is. xD
And Bluestart! ldjkfnbkdjnb Are you going to draw her when she's sane, or slightly crazy before she kicks the bucket? xD
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NinjaKato Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
:) 
Hahaha, Firestar is a neat character. Sticks around forever though! I don't even know when he dies (or even if he does!) 
I like Scourge but that's only cause I like how absolutely pointless and crazy he is (for no reason mind you). My other one is Ravenpaw, haha! He's smart ;P Got out of the forest life so he wouldn't die |D (Then again I think at some point in those comics/manga things he comes back? Idk) 

You know, I could do both actually O_o Could be fun to do her when she's gone mad as well, hahaha! 
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