Anyways, these are just practice sketches as well as some scenes and faces from my version of Dawn's past. Something about smol mistreated characters just does it for me.
ETA: Apparently you can only put stamps in your description if you're a Core member? Pooh. Well, I'll just say it then: yes, that's a dog there. If you don't like the idea of there being dogs in Zootopia... And people who hate Dawn can just hit the X button at the top right-hand corner of your browser or the back button. Either or. I don't really get why someone would go looking for fan art of Dawn if you dislike her other then you just enjoy getting angry and salivate at the thought of picking a fight with total strangers for liking a cartoon sheep.
People are cray-cray. But you know what's not cray-cray? THIS. This is the shepherd boy to the good sheep of this harsh and racist-against-dog world, I tell you whut. The top left and bottom right drawings are my favorites. I really like how you draw her eyes and give her 'hair' convincing texture and weight. Yep.
But I wish the dog-hating racists would just take a long walk off a short pier. And stop losing sanity over sheep. I'm so tired, actually. I should sleep. Haha, I'll count Dawn to fall asleep.
Thank you! I love her huge adorable eyes and floof. XD
Who's gallery are we talking about?
*If someone wants to do that, they can. I more then likely won't be looking at it though, LOL.
How would she be able to find them on their Honeymoon if she had been in jail, though?
I looked at your meme, and agree with most of the choices there. Personally I don't realy think of Agatha as being a villain myself. I guess to me she was more of... an antagonist or even a force of nature, rather then actively evil? I never hated her or anything though. I definitely agree about Callaghan. Fun fact: he's in my number one spot for favorite Disney villain while Dawn's number two. I love 'em both though! Pretty ironic how they're both hated by people in spite of actually being a little more complex then most Disney villains are and not obvious bad guys (even though there are a few characters like that I like).
I mean, so what if someone likes a character you ("you" as in the Bellwether anti-fans) don't like? Why do these people care so much about what some strangers on the Internet do? If it's not hurting anybody, then just live and let live I say. Thanks for the warning. I've seen him around before. I'm gonna be drawing more Dawn fan art, and if people like him don't like it, then I can't say I care what they think.
The very first wolf in sheep's clothing villain was another lamb named Chirin (Ringing Bell of Chirin) who is on the first list. The movie itself is an allegory on the WWII society using animals as symbols and representations. Makes me wonder if any of the artists or creators saw the film and were inspired to come up with the idea of Bellwether, and no, I doubt she was based on politicians because the film was in production long before the election. Just now I'm tired of all the stupid Hitler and Trump comparisons with Bellwether which drives me insane when people can't shut up about those guys. Well even if Agatha wasn't an evil villain, she was still a sympathetic and tragic character that didn't deserve what happened to her and in most ways, her actions are understandable and justified in a way. Sometimes I don't understand how villains like Randall, Hans, Callaghan, and Bellwether are hated as if people act like their actions really happened, but ignore the actions of other past villains that have done a whole lot worse than they did. Even reformed villains had once murdered, or even attempted murder like Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin) and Xena: Warrior Princess. Sometimes it just too easy to hate the villains on my list without understanding where they came from and what drove them there, which is what villain haters forget. Not to mention "evil for the sake of being evil" is already overused and cliché, even making their reasons only for money and power, which is also overused.
I know right, I'll never understand the rabid villain haters (when I say rabid, I mean people that tend to take every single villain's actions too seriously and believing all of them deserve to die for being villains, then attack other people who love villains they don't personally) must look up villains or heroes they hate personally and bother wondering what strangers online think about them enough to create fandoms for those guys. I once got attacked by someone for mentioning I love Bellwether and he/she took it like I was supporting real life terrorism. You're welcome, usually I'm not the one to spread rumors or gossip about someone, but when I take notice of someone's nasty attitude toward others, I feel that I must spread a warning one way or another. If any of his remarks begin to sound more like insults, it must be dealt with and can't be tolerated. I already had him insulting three of my friends over Bellwether.
With Dawn's backstory, I wanted to do something different instead of her being bullied in school. I’m not bashing on that idea if fans want to do that/like it, but I just like to be different from everybody else. So I came up with the idea of her being a product of divorce. Her overbearing mother detested her husband’s new wife (a predator) and told Dawn her stepmother was responsible for taking her father away from them. Then Dawn wound up in a relationship with a predator (the dog guy) that ended very badly. No abuse or anything, it just ended badly and that was her breaking point.
I’ve never seen Ringing Bell of Chirin before, but heard a little about it. I’d be curious to know how the creators originated Dawn's character too. I did read that her design was based on some previous sheep characters in Disney animation. I also heard about people comparing Dawn to Trump, which is stupid. At first glance the Hitler comparison makes a tad more sense -- until you sit down and really think about it. He and Dawn are totally different. She operated on spreading fear, while Hitler was outright wiping out anyone who didn’t live up to the ideals of the Aryan race. So no... not similar.
Well even if Agatha wasn't an evil villain, she was still a sympathetic and tragic character that didn't deserve what happened to her and in most ways, her actions are understandable and justified in a way.
Oh no, I never said that I didn’t find her character unsympathetic or anything. Just that I never really thought of her as a villain.
This is a theory, but I think what it is that these more complex villains are too human-like. it's easier for people to sympathize with crazy, over-the-top characters like Joker and Jafar because they’re so.... well cartoonish and far removed from reality, versus more down-to-earth characters motivated by prejudice or feelings of sadness, bitterness, revenge, etc. Jafar and Joker are also clear-cut bad guys, whereas our dear sheep, Callaghan, etc aren’t, and that confuses and upsets fans because it takes too much thinking to process what they're seeing. I’ll just copy and paste what my friend because I think she hit the problem on the head XD: "It's also harder to project whatever you want onto a villain who is more complex. It also throws our whole black and white thinking of good vs evil into question even if we don't actively acknowledge it.”
Also, in the case of Zootopia, I’ve come to notice a bunch of fans are really obsessed with Judy and Nick. Judy’s my second favorite character in the film, but the fanbase takes their love to an uncomfortable level. Anyone who threatens her or Nick is a source of pure undiluted evil, and to them, Bellwether is just that.
Even reformed villains had once murdered, or even attempted murder like Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin) and Xena: Warrior Princess.
People conveniently forget about stuff like that, especially if they’re trying to prove how right they are.
Funnily enough, I’m more of a hero fan then a villain fan. I actually don't mind villains who are evil for the sake of being evil, but that totally depends on the story being told. Different plots require different types of villains, yknow? I do think that you can’t judge every single villain by the same merits though.
I once got attacked by someone for mentioning I love Bellwether and he/she took it like I was supporting real life terrorism.
That’s crazy. I notice people are far more receptive towards female villains if they're attractive. I’m willing to bet you anything that if Dawn was more traditionally pretty (I certainly don’t think she's ugly or anything, but she isn’t designed like the typical gorgeous female character either) these same detractors would be slobbering all over her. I'm kind of conflicted with people like that. On one hand I don’t like giving them attention, which is precisely what a bunch of them want when they lash out at others the way they do. But on the other, they do need to get called out. Maybe you guys just need to block him.
You can find Ringing Bell of Chirin on YouTube which really will make you cry to see how the main character starts from being born a lamb until he grows into a wolf in sheep's clothing. Since it is supposed to be an allegory of the WWII society, Chirin is supposed to represent the loss of innocence and childhood snatched away from children who were around at that time, losing mothers and loved ones, even a backlash against the actions of the Emperor who sent families out into a war they never wanted to be a part of. I remember all the sheep from past Disney shorts, and I made a drawing with Chirin and Dawn in it together. Of course it is stupid and shallow comparing Dawn Bellwether to Hitler and Trump. Those guys only hate a certain group of people for no real reason other than political agenda, money, power, and world domination. It's also sickening to ever think of Dawn ever falling for a man who has been married three times and doesn't care for anyone but himself and I seriously doubt Dawn would ever share his ideals with him, because she is nothing like those two guys because it is not only money and power she was after. I hate using real life comparisons with Dawn Bellwether, because her ideals are different. Hitler started on concentration camps, and killing of babies, children, and families, making himself known right away. Trump, I doubt ever wants to do good for this country, but too bad the idiots here voted for him in the first place, now who knows what other countries will think of us after this. I prefer using fictional villains for comparisons, or for differences in how they start their reign of terror, like Fire Lord Ozai and Kuvira, responsible for real mass genocide once placed in power, and even make themselves known rather than doing it all too slowly. Dawn has nothing in common with those guys either.
Oh actually I only mean to say that whether or not Agatha was truly a villain of the film or antagonist, I still wanted to add her on the list and give reasons why felt sympathy for her. And to be honest, I never feel sympathy for any pure evil monsters like Freddy Kreuger, Joker, Jafar, Ursula, Riddler, Fire Lord Ozai, Kuvira, or even King Candy/Turbo, as there is nothing sympathetic about any of them. The villains on my list have been chosen as more sympathetic and understanding once you hear their story on what motivated for them to do what they did, even the ones like Chirin, Bellwether, Randall Boggs, Lord Shen (still think they should have used the other background story that made his descent into madness a lot more sense instead of the same evil for the sake of it cliché), Baby Doll, Two Face, Mr. Freeze, Agatha, Phantom of the Opera, and Callaghan, including the ones in the honorable mentions down below. It always pains and saddens me to hear their story and that they were not born evil, but were motivated into that path by many things that they did not understand.
Well I have nothing against people shipping Nick and Judy, but to treat it to a degree where a villain like Bellwether deserves to die, just for being a villain. I don't know why they have to take it like that when there were so many unanswered questions going on after the conference meeting when it was mentioned the 27th attack. Off screen moments that raised more questions than answers. But that doesn't mean I don't love heroes as much as I love villains in movies, comics, games, television and books. Some villains who are evil for the sake of it I can tolerate, but not when some studios try to expect us to believe that with almost every single villain when most of them give us more than one clue that they are more than what they seem.
Of course it's crazy for someone to think I'm supporting real terrorism just because I love Dawn Bellwether, especially when there have been other fictional villains that are responsible for the same crimes, but did far worse than she did. Dawn may not be human, but she is beautiful to me. Oh don't worry, we already know how to block people that give us a hard time or just won't stop with whatever crap they throw on us. Sometimes we'll call out on them when we need to, even when protecting our friends. But I don't do it to give them attention, I only do when I think they need it, and after that, I just warn my friends and others to avoid spamming or trolling on their page in the future.
Great artwork, though! Makes me curious about what you have in mind for Ms. Bellwether's past. I'm a little on the fence about there being dogs in Zootopia, since dogs are supposed to be domesticated descendants of wolves, and since humans never existed in Zootopia... but then again, this *is* fanart/fanwork. Plus it hasn't been confirmed whether or not domesticated animals *can* exist in that world, so right now you have a free reign. x)
Btw, the dog reminds me of Blitz. xD
The sketch of her acting all twitterpatted is just that. I left it up to viewer interpretation who she could be looking at/thinking about, but in my mind she's making bedroom eyes at one of her cohorts in DND. I think you know who, LOL.
Ohohohohoho, I think I know whom you're talking about.