Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
February 19, 2012
Image Size
157 KB
Resolution
451×630
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
2,934 (1 today)
Favourites
154 (who?)
Comments
76
Downloads
282
×
Bigwig by NadiavanderDonk Bigwig by NadiavanderDonk
I've been watching the Watership Down tv series the last days :) I had to doodle Bigwig.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconsafariguide3145:
Safariguide3145 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Bigwig rules!
Reply
:iconpotatogurl12:
PotatoGurl12 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay Bigwig :D
Reply
:icondavid31:
David31 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Outstanding! :)
Reply
:icondavid31:
David31 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Outstanding. :)
Reply
:iconirhummingbird:
IRhummingbird Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
I'm such a fan of the book! have yet to watch the movie, and though it's for kids it seems a bit drastic, still good none the less! i love the way you portrayed him, very big-wiggy :)
Reply
:iconrainhowlspl:
rainhowlspl Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Bigwig was always one of my favs :) Great picture!
Reply
:iconnelreen:
Nelreen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
My favorite movie when I was a child!
Reply
:iconcarrosaur:
Carrosaur Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this book so much!!!!
Reply
:iconheatwill:
heatwill Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yay Bigwig!!!!
Reply
:icondreamscape195:
Dreamscape195 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
I don't like the series much ^^;
I love the movie and the book though!~ :D
Reply
:iconnadiavanderdonk:
NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
im ok with the series, the character changes in season 3 was a dissapointment. I will always prefer the movie too though :)
Reply
:icondreamscape195:
Dreamscape195 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
I don't think I watched all the way through season 2 even, so I don't even know what character changes were made o.0 But now I'm curious. I'll have to look that up :D
Reply
:icondavid31:
David31 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The 3rd series where things got darker wasen't aired in the UK, due to those changes.
Reply
:icondreamscape195:
Dreamscape195 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
o.o was it THAT bad? Or were they just trying to avoid the younger audience seeing it?
Reply
:icondavid31:
David31 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No CITV didn't like it because it got darker, they were afraid they were airing programmes which were getting too dark for children, so they adopted a new policy not to air shows that 'they' think were too dark.

The UK didn't see the series properly till it came out on DVD in 2005.
Reply
:icondreamscape195:
Dreamscape195 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
o.o was it THAT bad? Or were they just trying to avoid the younger audience seeing it?
Reply
:iconimaraflux:
ImaraFlux Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww watership down.. was such a fan of this series as child *____*
Reply
:icon7dreamwolfstears:
7Dreamwolfstears Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome !:wow:
Reply
:iconreixma:
Reixma Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love Watership Down.
Reply
:iconcrispinvcampion:
CrispinVCampion Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Wow this great I love Bigwig,but my fav will always be Campion.
Reply
:iconspringheel:
springheel Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Bigwig is the best character of the novel!
Reply
:iconlaserchaser:
LaserChaser Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe I havent seen that series in ages ^^; I recently watched the film though X3
Reply
:iconbearlyfeline:
BearlyFeline Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I freaking love Watership Down and omg Big Wig is my favourite! <3 and Fiver of course. ARARA BEEEEG VEEEEG!
Reply
:iconacinoyx:
Acinoyx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! The fairy tale of my childhood! <3 (?)
My favourite character! <3
Awesome! :D
Reply
:iconn-oodle:
n-oodle Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
OMG BIGWIG IS MY FAV! <3 you drew him so well! C:
Reply
:iconmaquenda:
Maquenda Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aww die zijn zo epic :D Ik heb alle episodes gekeken, ook die niet in Nederland te zien waren..die zijn een beetje lame though xD te veel fantasy ineens..
Reply
:iconnadiavanderdonk:
NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ik ben nu bij seizoen 2 xD het begint een beetje saai te worden..
Reply
:iconmyrkin:
Myrkin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Great picture. It would be awesome, if you draw other characters as well. Like... Hawkbit for example. ;)
Reply
:iconxxflawed-designxx:
XxFlawed-DesignxX Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=D How you draw so well?!

I love Bigwig =3
Reply
:iconradiantstar4:
RadiantStar4 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Gosh, I hate the series...mostly of how unrealistic it is compared to the original masterpieces...

Great drawing, though~ I especially love the shading.
Reply
:icondavid31:
David31 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It was intended for families and younger audiences. So some of the plots had to be watered down (no pun intended) because of that, plus original stories had to be made to fill in gaps where the stories from the book wouldn't have done the job well. By series 3, it got darker to try and attract fans of the book and film, but it wasen't aired in the UK due to those changes.
Reply
:iconnadiavanderdonk:
NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I only like some of the chars, gotta agree that the plots are kinda shitty.
Reply
:icongrovyle48:
Grovyle48 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet. Bigwig's awesome. Most badass rabbit around. He looks very dignified in this picture.
Reply
:iconnadiavanderdonk:
NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
Reply
:iconsoldiertoger:
SoldierToger Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Huh, I haven't seen the series before. Didn't even know there was one. Love the movie and the book, though. This is very nicely done. Really like the face and paws :D
Reply
:icondavid31:
David31 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The TV series aired between 1999-2001 in a few countries, within Europe and Canada mostly. Though the show wasen't as well recieved as the book or film were.
Reply
:iconkey2immortality:
Key2Immortality Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
watership down is so messed up
Reply
:iconnadiavanderdonk:
NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haters gonna hate
Reply
:iconkey2immortality:
Key2Immortality Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
im not hatin'

im just sayin
Reply
:iconnadiavanderdonk:
NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Good for you
Reply
:icontealskeletore:
TealSkeletore Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
I loved the film, didn't know there was a series. I read the book last year too, it's very good and has a lot of nice detail.
I really like the drawing, I think you executed Bigwig's character pretty well c:
Reply
:icondavid31:
David31 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The TV series aired between 1999-2001 in a few countries, within Europe and Canada mostly. Though the show wasen't as well recieved as the book or film were.
Reply
:iconjoyberry:
Joyberry Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Hated the series; loved the movie.

But this is great!
Reply
:iconnadiavanderdonk:
NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Each on their own. I like both ^^
Reply
:iconscarlet-pikachu:
scarlet-pikachu Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Truth be told aside from magic, the only thing the series did was include more parts from the second book.

I like the series for doing that.
Reply
:icondavid31:
David31 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Apparentily it was very little of Tales From Watership Down, it was more original storylines in the TV series then anything else.
Reply
:iconscarlet-pikachu:
scarlet-pikachu Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Considering that Watership Down is a war story with rabbits and a retelling of the writers experiences, how much of the show would be that out of place to the real situation?
Reply
:icondavid31:
David31 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OK? The TV series was made because Martin Rosen; the director of the film, wanted to make a TV series eqivelent aimed at families so more people can enjoy it. The series was also supposed to sell merchandise which some of the proceeds going to the estate of Richard Adams.

The beginning of the series did try to stay true to the book, but taking a few liberities along the way. But after the introduction of Efrafa, the series did become more reliant on original stories, though it's rumoured one or two stories from Adam's 'Tales from Watership Down' inspired a couple of stories.

In Series 3, they did give us more of a backstory for Woundwort which neither book, nor film had acomplished before and gave a minor character, more of a major role.

At the end of the day there are both positives and negatives that the TV series had brought on.
Reply
:iconscarlet-pikachu:
scarlet-pikachu Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
I do believe in several interviews and inquiries Adams said some of the concepts which were used.

There are negatives and positives indeed.
Reply
:icondavid31:
David31 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Adams did give his blessing for the series to be made, likehe did for the film.

Like you said, indeed. :)
Reply
Add a Comment: