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TIGGER - by DanLuVisiArt TIGGER - by DanLuVisiArt
I'm back with more Popped Culture, and this time, with stories. Enjoy the painting and the story that goes with it. It's a ready, but there's a payoff to the above image. More to come from Tigger's adventure...


Tigger took a long sniff of the open air, having been nearly fifteen years since the last time he was able to breath such. Outside of the Ashwood County Prison was a greying seven-foot tall bird, who was not only fatigued from his job, but tired of seeing old friends come and go through the iron-box.

The large bird's name was Owl, and he had run Ashwood's police unit since he could remember. However, Owl had retired ever since a young boy named Christopher Robin went missing. But as the years passed, a deep promise lingered with Owl, and the reason he stood at the gates of Ashwood County Prison was due to that very fact.

Tigger slowly bounces over to Owl, his tail weak and scarred from years of prison brawls. Owl smiles, giving a quick glance at the prison, and then back at the withered, striped giant. “It's been a long time, Tigger. Glad to see you stayed alive in there.”

Tigger doesn't flinch, his jet-black eyes stuck on Owl's oval saucers. He goes to release a feisty rebuttal, but holds it back in, only replying with one question: “Why'd you come here, Owl?”

Owl smiles, but it is not one summoned from happiness. “Oh Tigger,” he says, placing his feathers on the beast's shoulder. “I came here to tell you that we have finally found Christopher.”

. . . 

Hours later, Tigger sits with Owl inside of his tree-carved manor. Tigger looks at the old photos, reminiscing of the younger years spent in Ashwood's vibrant forest. Owl interrupts, as he places a cup of coffee in front of Tigger. Tigger reaches for it, but then combines whiskey from a flask. 

“Still on the juice?” Owl asks, as he watches Tigger close the cap, swooshing and mixing the two liquids together.

Tigger looks down at the bottle, a dark history behind it. He places it behind him, back into his pants pocket. Ignoring the question, he bargains another. “You said you found Christopher? Where is he, Owl?”

Owl sighs, lifting a folder and placing it down in front of Tigger. “I don't know if words would do it justice. Look for yourself, kid.”

Tigger pauses, now not wanting to travel down the rabbit hole. He finally opens the folder, only to find what nightmares are made of inside, displayed through horrific photographs. He quickly closes the folder, pushing it away with his free hand. “It can't be. Goddammit Owl, who did this?”

Owl sits, taking the folder away from him. “We found Christopher's body three years ago. He was twenty five, living alone just twenty miles outside of Ashwood. Kid was suffering from schizophrenia they said, lost contact with a lot of his close friends, eventually dropping down into narcotics. We believe he began selling the dope he was using. Ended up working with some bad people, who worked for even worse.”

Tigger is now pissed, the flask is back out. “Get on with it.”

Owl smiles, knowing Tigger's inner rage. “The friends he was hanging with, worked for your old friend.”

Tigger freezes. An image passes by his eyes. “But he died in the explosion...”

Owl tosses a folder in front of him. On it, the label reads “THE BEAR”

“So you thought,” Owl says. “He reappeared several years after you got put away. We figured he faked his death at the Great Honey Pot Robbery. Word is Pooh and his Pals have made a return, and they're taking out anyone that steps into Ashwood's territory.”

Tigger opens THE BEAR folder, revealing photos of the one responsible for such nightmares. This is no yellow bear he once knew. This is the Devil. He looks back at Owl, closing the folder. 

“So what now?” Tigger says, closing the folder. He now drinks strictly from the flask.

“That's why I released you. I want you to find and locate Pooh and his Pals and take them out one by one.” Owl says, now his eyes as serious as Tigger's. “This job is off the grid, you hear me? You and I are the only intel on it, and it stays that way.”

Tigger sits for a moment, before standing up and making his way to the wooden leaf-shaped door. He pauses, looking back at Owl.

“After all of these years...” Tigger asks as he holds the door open. “Why me?”

Owl smiles, sipping his coffee. “Because hunting is what Tiggers do best.”


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Goldham92 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
this is very interesting work
Ren-da-PencilWeilder Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
This is one of your best Popped Culture pieces. The picture, as well as the story, are well-constructed. Keep it up! 
Im-not-a-vampire Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Artist
Your art is seriously amazing. Made my childhood cooler. 😂
Princessa123 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Student General Artist
XeekyXeek Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminds me of a Winnie The Pooh/Grand Theft Auto V mashup. Well done. xD
UnicornTwilightShine Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You made him even more awsome!
Amateur-Artist-163 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Childhood improved
Quakeattack Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
+10 to childhood reimagined.
MasterMathias Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
I freaking LOVE THE STORY! I can't wait to hear more of it!
Momo-Chico Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Student
now I LIKE that
PintoPony246 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
AbbySoto Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
love it
LOBOsuave Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sidonia2004 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist
heyyyyyyyyyyyyy dont ruin my childhood
357Sneak Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ma Tigga
noobheadz Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015   Digital Artist

(Now, we wait and see if someone gets this, joy)
CubeTron23 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder what Pooh looks like.
StarWars888 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where da hood at, yo?
SoupNaziMark2 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
THANK YOU!  This is MY KIND of depravity! 

If you think about it, the whole Disney version of WtP is like an arboreal mental ward. 

Owl's a pathological liar, Tigger's manic, Pooh's a moron, Rabbit's OCD, Christopher Robin talks to stuffed animals,  Eeyore has serious depression and an inferiority complex, and Piglett has PTSD.  Kanga is probably the ward nurse, and Gopher a creepy old janitor.
DAngeloSWallace Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
You're unnecessary realism is creepy and I really want to hate your work.


Your character design is awesome, and I love the lighting job, especially the blue near his eyebrows.
Meedven Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  New Deviant
I have no idea who he is but he is absolutly beautiful!
MidnightBlaze16 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
My childhood D':
tomimt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015
Wow, this is fantastic take on the character.
DeViAtIoN2014 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
“Because hunting is what Tiggers do best.”
Holy shit, that line put shivers down my spine O.O
I like :3
assassins-creed1999 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
This is some weird spiky shit that would freak out kids
Crystalfur110 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
im never eating kellogs again...
Ren-da-PencilWeilder Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Wrong big cat - that is Tony, this is Tigger (Frosted Flakes vs Winnie the Pooh)
codywife1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Student Artist
thats not him..

this is my pet cat.
Crystalfur110 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
It looks like it though
eva-beans Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's Tigger from Winnie the Pooh
Crystalfur110 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I know. LoL
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Insta fav.
JarakPanther Featured By Owner Edited Apr 14, 2015
A dark take on the characters created by A.A. Milne, as if it had been a piece of Frank Miller's work in the same vein as "Sin City", or Batman: Year 1".

I do hope you'll write more to this story, because I'd really like to read about Tigger's mission to murder those he had once called his friends, and how it will affect him, if even at all, and what the results of such a mission will be.
BananaW0lf64 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This isnt as creepy as the other works of art you did...
MelodyGlow Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
then you have not read the description....
BananaW0lf64 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Cmon, iuts just sarcasm.
i know why you did it like that. :3
Miz-Jynx Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh shit, this is too badass for words.  The story is what made this, man.  Fuuuuuuuuck.  *speachless*
MrYoshi1996 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
What did he get busted for?
brihanna25 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
My childhood never got ruined
it just got more badass 😎
mricarus Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015

Also, with regard to Tigger having been in jail here, it reminds me of a running gag I had back in the day (ca. 2007-9) where I'd blame him for everything.
LordNibu Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!

Tigger is my fave character xD
Dizzy-Doo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can you make a whinnie the pooh pic? -3-
Sunwokung Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student Writer
Where part two of this
ajaxtheemopony Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
o3o Awesome.
Fuzzybunnylizard Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
the coolest tigger ever
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
BroJoe2015 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Student General Artist
I love it, I want to see more of your art and stories
Zalleus Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Poor Robin...
GarroteFrancell Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
jaw dropping detail wow! this puts tiger to a new perspective haha
Sonicuniverse14 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow…I like how you put a nice twist on old characters like this!
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