What I love the most about the timelapse video is, as a largely incapable graphic artist, I can see all the tools and tricks used in breathing life into a piece. Choices on color, use of references, and brush/line adjustments. All this stuff seems "duh" when explained, but seeing the methods in action makes me appreciate the skill all the more.
Never imagined Saveaux as black and white and orange all under, but what's there makes perfect sense. Wonderful how the white crackles on his skin give him character and define his odd musculature / stubby, widdle fingers. Actually, they're not so little, are they? More like sausage nubs. Anywho, that's what I mean by the skin detail. Directs my eyes. Makes me think. As does the METRIC TON of detail work. Every time I look I see something new. There's a teabag string dangling from his mug, which is a nice callback to Biara and the contest. And all the books! A shame none of them have fun titles like "I can't believe there are so many books vol 1" and "Why Matra is The Best."
Also, what does the Redwall world's glob look like? I've a map of mossflower at home from an official character profile book. Never more than Moss though. Hmm...
Recently read all of Midnight Mossflower. Saveaux was easily the most original character of the cast. This is an extremely fitting and wonderful tribute. I can almost see the grandiose verbage in the air above his head. And if the newt's author is lurking: baby, come back. You can blame it all on Tooley.