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Saw a similar photo on tumblr and thought it'd be a great excuse to try out some new texture brushes!

This took longer than it probably should have.
I don't think I possess the ability to speedpaint.

Also, the feline uprising has my full support, of course. ~

Art by me
Brushes from here: [link] by ~mateuseven
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TobyJo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such contentment upon that face
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charlottei Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad it looks how I intended it to! C: Thanks!
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MyNameIsWaterDummy Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You could use a little work on perspective. THe cat perspective looks great, but the wood kind of looks like it was just placed behind the cat. When you have straight-lined things, such as buildings, sidewalks, roads, and wooden floors, you need to have a vanishing point, to which everything is angled and steadily gets smaller. Even if you can't see the vanishing point in the piece, all of your straight lines need to look like they'd eventually meet and go in the same general direction.

I know it's a bit hard to understand with just words, and you really need to see the process, so I've found you a tutorial that looks really good if you ask me. [link] My art teacher taught me this, so it was a bit easier I guess. =/

Sorry I didn't say anything earlier. I haven't had a lot of time lately.

The textures look VERY nice, you just need to make the cat look like it's a little bit more a part of the background in some areas. But it's really good, especially considering you're self taught. =D
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charlottei Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Firstly, thanks so much for taking the time to critique! I really appreciate it. :D
Even though this was meant to be a painting exercise more than a serious piece, it's nice to hear some ways I could improve. :aww:

With the background, I did try and go for that effect - I just tried to not make it too apparent as the point of view is supposed to be looking down slightly, y'know? I see how I could have emphasised the perspective, though. c:

Thanks again!
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MyNameIsWaterDummy Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! =D
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RyuujiDamon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing :heart:

Any chance you make commissions?
Looking for some good artist that can draw my cats.
Love to see a painting on my wall with them on.
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charlottei Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
And I'd definitely say yes, but there's two things:

1. For this style, I'd need a really clear reference photo I could paint from.
2. I could only do it for USD (or the equivalent via PayPal) due to how busy I am. ^^;

Thanks for the interest! (:
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son-zu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i spent about 5 minuted deliberating on wether this was a real cat or not... i decided on... real?
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charlottei Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's referenced (quite heavily I'll admit) off a real cat, but it's not a photo or anything. ^__^
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son-zu Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh! well then-- you're amazing!!! i seriously thought this was real!!!
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charlottei Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aw, thanks so much! :dummy:
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son-zu Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :happybounce:
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KakiIngarin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, that's so cute~ <3
I think I prefer this style of you drawing your cats. :o
As in, the more realistic, yet not completely realistic, style. :D
AND THAT FLOOR.
/headsmashtimesinfinity
orz
:|
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charlottei Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aw, haha thank you! :D
I like it too, my only concern is that it's limited in the sense that at the moment I have to reference photos really heavily, so it doesn't feel like this is really my work - only practising technique as it's not my pose idea, etc.

Floors are fun though. ^__^
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KakiIngarin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure you'll be able to do it without reference if you keep practising, though. :] Knowing you, that is. xD

How do you do floors? o3o Do you just like, blend a million colours or something because I can't do them. I have trouble with the angle, too. D':

On a side note, are you currently getting blasted with snow down there? Because we currently are. AND IT IS APRIL. o3o
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charlottei Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aw, you! :hug:

...You act like I know what I'm doing?? For experimental pieces like this, 90% of it is just trial and error until I get something half decent. xD

And I'd heard there was a bit of snow in Scotland, but I didn't think it was that bad? o: If so, though, that's just not fair. There's nothing here - it's not even that cold.
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KakiIngarin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You do realise I've got where I am now by experimenting, don't you? |D That means that experimenting actually does some good. ;D But, there must be some means of doing the experimenting otherwise, it wouldn't have turned out right. :B That was a brilliant explanation there, now wasn't it? ;D

A bit? I got pelted with hailstones and had my ears and fingers frozen off. That's not really a bit. :| The snowflakes are really big, too. :O At the moment, it's just light, yet heavy snow (that made no sense), but it keeps changing. :U
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charlottei Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The weather has gone so weird here! When I woke up there was a tiny bit of snow here and there. It's not even been especially cold so I don't really know what's going on at all. xD
It's raining a little at the moment. It's awful. :/
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KakiIngarin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We've just been having blizzards and hailstones. Since there was rain before it all started, it shouldn't be lying, but it is. Just shows how much there is. o>o Over here, it's been absolutely freezing. ;w;
Our snow infection is passing over. :U
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catpain Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww how cute is dat? i love the expression and the pose, and the light, and the fur, and... *_*
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charlottei Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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AFrozenHeart Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aww this sweet expression Cx my dog makes such face when she feels warm sun on her body :P
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charlottei Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aww sounds cute! I love how some animals can look when they're happy. :meow:
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AFrozenHeart Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
me too, i see different expressions when i look at my dogs eyes. Then i know if she is happy, sleepy or scared ^^"
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charlottei Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'd love to say that about my cat, but most of the time she's either asleep or vaguely annoyed at me, haha. (:
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AFrozenHeart Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha XD same here, when my mother isnt around, my dog can sleep almost whole day or like your cat, annoys me as hell XD
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Gorebone Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, this is really pretty c:
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charlottei Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Nawyat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
are cat badges still availible?
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charlottei Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
As far as I'm aware, they are, I thought I'd just submit early to make sure. ^^
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Nawyat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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barcod Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
so.many.cats
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charlottei Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
CATS EVERYWHERE :iconcatlaplz:
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barcod Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
ah! get away from me
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