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Tania Herrero Hernández
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation


Hi guys! I'm writting this journal because I received a lot of comments about my Mouse Character Design from my animation short project "The Red Wanderer" looking like Mrs. Brisby from the Secret of Nihm or reminding someone to the movie.

I need to say some things about this, so the comments wont be repeated again and again:

The Red Wanderer project was born from my love of various movies and videogames: Princess Mononoke, Shadow of the Colossus and The Secret of Nihm, as well as my love for the animal world and dark themed stories.

I absolutely agree on the project reminding you to the Secret of Nihm, because it was one of my inspirations speaking about a story about a mouse from a dark-dramatic point of view. My story is absolutely silent, there's only music accompanying the action, which I belive it helps to that ambience I'm looking for.

I have to be sincere now: I don't think any of my characters looks like the one from The Secret of Nihm, and I'm going to explain why I don't like to read comments of people that only write them to say "this looks like...". I feel honoured because Don Bluth is one of my favorite artists of all time, but I spent a lot of time looking for photos and videos on the internet, researching and trying to understand how a mouse or a rat "works": how it looks, how it moves, anathomy... and after that, trying to adapt it to my character, because I want him to be able to stand and walk on his feet. I assure you that Mrs. Brisby or any other character from The Secret of Nihm or any other movie wasn't on my research images and the last of my intentions was to "copy" them.

The last thing I want is to sound rude, but I need to say this because I don't think any professional artist likes to read comments that only say "This looks like..." and that's all. Constructive criticism is something I always appreciate A LOT, so please, if you have something to say don't keep it to yourself!

Sorry if this offended anyone, it truly wasn't my intention.
Secrets expressions by Tanimatic
Secrets expressions
Some expressions I did for Secrets, a character from the comic I'm developing. It actually has a name now: Omertà: The Code of Silence.

Want to know more characters? Visit my gallery folder for this project:…
Luminahi by Tanimatic
Line up of the whole cast of Luminahi (obviously in progress!), a FANTASTIC graphic novel by the talented :iconjwiesner:

I will keep updating this entry as I finish the other characters. If you didn't know Luminahi, I really recommend you to read it. If it's a dark anthro crime story with suspense, characters full of life and a breath-taking storytelling what you're looking for, you won't regret taking a look >…

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NathanielHarris Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
I really admire your style, and I think your animal characters are executed in good taste. I really dislike it when people make their animal characters appear too human, but I think You have created a good balance. With the exception of your character Selma, if I were you i would consider giving her a more cat-like design, but nevertheless I love your work.   
Space-khD Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Professional Artist
your character designs are sick! Awesome gallery 
coconutcow Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
aguH! I love your art styleee! so much character!
Jupony Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You use Paint Tool Sai or Toshop ? :>
Ouremji Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somebody on another site recommended you as being a good anthro artist- I would have to agree wholeheartedly! Your drawings are fun to look at!
Tanimatic Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks a lot! May I ask where?
Ouremji Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
JWiesner Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Forget it. My character Sally officially has a new theme song:…

Just thought I should share this because we got similar taste in things. c: This song seriously makes me mellllt.

Also, I'm kinda wondering if she would get along with your character Selma? 8D
Sally is super jealous, but maybe she wouldn't see Selma as a threat~ but I don't know Selma enough to really tell.
Tanimatic Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Hahahaha It's awesome, because I can perfectly imagine Sally singing it. Great choice!

To be honest, at this point Selma is not totally defined, and she only has a secondary role (for now) in the comic. Selma has some temper, but she takes care of her girls. She knows she is not exactly a jewel, but she doesn't feel inferior to anyone and hates being treated like so. She acts quite proud, but maybe it's just a mask...
JWiesner Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
"Taking care of her girls", is she some sort of pimpstress?
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