Now that I'm reading Stephen King's Dark Tower Saga I had to try and draw a billy bumbler the way I imagine them (more or less). This isn't supposed to be Oy but a random bumbler. I'm still not sure about the tail... o.o"
Of all the drawings I have seen, this one mostly resembles what I imagine a billy bumbler looks like. I imagine the fur a little darker, more like a badger,(maybe they would have different shades, like many 'real' animals do) but this one is GREAT!! The tail is perfect. Thank you!!
IDK about the markings (because they seem a little too raccoonish), or about the eyes because they seem a bit too small (King makes them sound like they must be huge eyes), but this is far and away the best looking Billy-bumbler I've seen anyone draw! It's almost exactly what I imagined them to look like!!! And I LOVE the tail!!! King mentions that it's fluffy, long, and corkscrewed afterall, so I think you've done brilliantly! You even managed to give it the long (extendable) neck without making the whole thing look awkward (my attempts always turn out ungodly awkward when I try to do the extendable neck) I just love it!
Oh my gosh!! This is so good. Have you read the last Dark Tower book? Because there is a very good picture of Oy in there, and this billy-bumbler looks a lot like it! Also there is a picture of a billy-bumbler in one of the comic suppliments. And I also had trouble picturing billy-bumblers, Oy or not. So cute!
Knowing it a google image search would do the trick. Or, you could go here: [link] I thought that I would just look up the link for you... =/ But if you click on the artwork for the last Dark Tower book, there is a great picture of Jake and Oy.
I think this is the best picture I've found of a billy bumbler. I found while reading the Dark Tower series that Oy was one of the hardest things to picture. I think you captured it very well and I do liek your interpretation. I think Oy is one of my favourite characters in teh series, he's just too cute. anyway, take care.
this is a very good drawing!!! but i do believe that you've forgotten the gold rimmed eyes.
i also picture the tail to have curly fur, not be curly it's self because Stephen King also describes Eddie's hair to be "corkscrewed" because he just woke up. so i think that the hair of the billybumbler must be messy or curly because it is also descirbed as "corkscrewed"
This is almost exactly the way I pictured billy-bumblers to look! I haven't found any other artists whose attempts at billy-bumblers even come close to the way I think they're supposed to look, but yours is awesome.
I like him(her?)! Michael Whelan's done several drawings and paintings of Oy in the big illustrated edition of"The Dark Tower", which is supposed to be the final volume of the series. His looks more doglike , but maybe that's Oy's specific look. There are actually a number of critters on Earth that seem a lot like bumblers to me, like the red pandas at the Central Park Zoo here in NY. Makes the hair stand up on my neck. And here I thought I was the only person who loved these books...
racoon badger love child? Looks cool though, nice pose and looks very much like an animal that could exist. The subtle shaeds of colour are very well done, IMHO the whole thing could however do with a tad more contrast to make it look natural in that 'light'
Heh... that's my favorite Stephen King series. I was always disappointed that, even in the hardcover editions that had illustrations, there were no renditions of Oy or any other bumblers. (Maybe that was purposeful though, to let us use our imaginations?) However there IS a picture of Oy and Jake in the hardcover Wolves of the Calla, but it looks like crap!
Anyway, bravo! Very close to what I imagined bumblers to look like, although I usually imagined them as having larger eyes :}
What book have you gotten to?
My parents gave me The Waste Lands (yep, out of order, hehe) when I was 11 and I read the previous two books then. Then I got Wizard and Glass... and almost died of sadness when I heard Mr. King had gotten hit by a van -.o I was so happy that he'd recovered enough to write Wolves of the Calla recently ;}
Not too many people read the Dark Tower series because it's not King's usual brand of "horror". I'm so happy to know there's a fellow literary fan out there ;} Wouldn't you love to see it made into a movie/series of movies? Hehe! :}