Like I could ever go past doing something like this without doing one of my favourite @ratticus XP I was trying to draw him being a chef flipping a pancake but apparently I had to draw him reading because that's how it wanted to be drawn. I may have muffed the book perspective but I'm really happy with how the cute little rat paws turned out so there.
Think this might be closer to 87-88%, but anyway. Last couple of weeks has been insane so work on this was very start/stop. But I usually get there in the end ;)
A request from @artwatch for an 85% cat with the appearance of her beloved Freckles. "Evil" and "creepy" were used in the description. The cat is called Freckles because he has two freckles on his nose but I wasn't sure if they were only the actual nose (where I put them, you may have to squint) or on the muzzle in general.
@choogirl likes the 85% cats but prefers dogs to cats. She is also vegan and does crossfit and yoga, and I drew her ChooXena character from steemlords as a rabbit. @choogirl is also badass and hares are so much more badass than rabbits. I mean if I saw a rabbit on the track I would keep walking, it would hop away. If I saw this thing on the track
I would be wary!
So obviously she had to be an 85% hare.
@bearone requested an 85% cat and sent a ref of "Cat 2" aka Fluffy. So here's a short haired Arlycat leapfrogging a ball with the face of Arlybear (which was the first thing I drew her as back in the steemwars days so many moons ago XP).
Also I think this one is a bit closer to 90% cat but who's counting XD
@kubbyelizabeth wanted a cat with more pink so I made one with more pink and for some reason a pose I am utterly unfamiliar with o_O Another 85% cat with insanely long tail XD
Today I learned that my last "acceptable jpg" settings in Krita needed to be completely flipped to be acceptable now, and @goldenarms learned what happens when fyn gets triggered by random things in chat. Both the hard way of course XD
So I did this super quick sketch:
Switch on the sky and the stars glow for you
Go see the world coz it's all so brand new
Don't close your eyes coz your future is ready to shine
It's just a matter of time before we learn how to fly
Welcome to the rhythm of the night
There's something in the air you can't deny...
Saving as a png ate my colours again. I really need a 16bit image format that browsers can understand.
Go my thoroughly imaginative titles.
Some things are still hurting (including guilt about not making anything to commemorate the deaths of some of my other pets, long other story there) but I'm functional. Going to try and catch up on all the internet messages now. The face to face appointments and things are just going to have to wait til next week when I can handle dealing with people that aren't people I like.
A lot of lovebombing from these two helped a lot. There are a few other non-humans in the house but Taliesin (the dog) and Darkness (the cat) are specifically mine.
My cat Graymalkin died recently. She was 17 years old, and went peacefully curled up in the sun in one of her favourite sunning spots.
From when she was a kitten she would snooze or just sit and chill on my lap whenever I was at my computer. She got me through uni and a bad breakup which had me running home to Christmas Island for a little while. If not for her I wouldn't have gone back to Perth and would have ended up living a completely different life. Her weight (what there was of it, she was a teeny tiny cat) and purring and soft fur got me through all the things that required focus and concentration while sitting still.
It's really hard concentrating without her there, and my chest hurts as I wait and then remember she's not going to jump up now.