After 2½ years of redo attempts from myself, and several recent requests from other furry contacts on G+...
Proudly introducing Samson Dixwell, boy raccoon wonder, Procyon lotor minor — all over again. With a brand-new face, better ears, and redesigned mask...but the same old shirt from last time. Previewed during the tail end of 's hangout last night; now out in public for the first time. From the forthcoming children's novel Unspooled, and the two prequels currently in development at this writing.
Created between February 28 and March 8 on SketchBook X, across several sessions. HSB values: 0/0/25 (mask), 0/0/64 (upper mask), 0/0/85 (outer ears/rest of face), 0/0/75 (neck), 206/80/70 (outer pupils), 339/83/91 (inner ears), 0/0/0 (inner pupils/eyelashes/nose), 27/74/57 (shirt), 27/74/52 (collar).
Don't worry, folks. While not up for adoption, feel free to use him in any way you wish. (Permission for image-board upload is granted, as well.) Tutorial coming up in a matter of days; future artists, illustrators, and animators, I'm giving you something to learn from!
Enjoy what I've made, everyone...and I'll see you soon on Tsū!
(Original content in the Unspooled project—including the characters, various drafts/working notes, and this self-made piece of concept art—is available to the public domain worldwide under CC0 [ ] and Kopimi [Piratbyrån].)
(For , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and all the rest I don't have space to fit in.)
(And also for Cook's guests: , , , and among others. Again, thanks for all the fun we had last night!)
Sam's got a tail to tell about, too: