"I tried, Brightpaw.
I really tried."
Some warriors fan art, because I don't think I have done any since that Night Whispers picture xD
In case you hadn't noticed, this is Swiftpaw and Brightpaw who were attacked by the dogs in 'A Dangerous Path'. Brightpaw lived, despite her horrific injuries, but Swiftpaw however died. This is him kind of drifting away to StarClan, saying his last goodbyes to his love (well I think they were lovers anyway >3 ) and letting her know that he tried his best, but his best wasn't good enough.
I didn't really think of that scene much at the time of reading it, but thinking back, it was really tragic! D8 all they wanted to do was to become warriors.
Okay enough about that xD This took quite a while... I spent about an hour yesterday doing just the sketches and the lineart (Brightpaw's pose was hard to do) and today I did everything else! The shading was especially fun >3
Thanks to ~NoreyDragon
for the idea! I had wanted to do a picture starring Swiftpaw for a while, but didn't know what to do. Then Nors did a quick sketch for me and I went on from there :3 Thank you!
Hope you like this as much as I do : D
Art (c) Finchwing
Characters (c) Erin Hunter