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A Decade of Mr. Hollingsworth by Katmomma A Decade of Mr. Hollingsworth by Katmomma
Mr. Hollingsworth is a very special character to me. He is a caricature of a man who I've learned a great deal from, and he has been a pivotal figure in my artistic development over the past 9 years.

9 years ago, I drew my 7th Grade Reading Teacher as a Cat.
9 years later, I look back on that Cat and how much he has taught me.

I used Mr. Hollingsworth to track my experimentation with different styles and ideas. This goes to show where 9 years of experience has taken me.


I no longer draw Mr. Hollingsworth as his kitty character as often because I've now moved him to my webcomic: :icon5-daysaweek: and he appears as his human self. But in honor of Mr. H Kitty, every New Years Eve since 2008, I've been drawing him once again.

Last New Years Eve --> [link]


Teacher Inspirations? All you need to know is right here--> [link]
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spookowl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
I love seeing character progressions. Its amazing how your style has changed over the years!
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InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Changed a bit =P
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gotenkun Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Woaaa! amazing development through almost 10 years!! congratulations on your hard work!

Im so sorry I have been absent, since last years I've been having a lotta things in my mind and in my life. Anyway! gotta be around here more!
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Katmomma Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Artist
:hug: I've been really busy lately too! It's always great to hear from you though! =D
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gotenkun Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
I understand you!! its great to hear from you as well! Im still in debt of my commments on your stunning book!! Its been a while since I have it, but I will send you my thoughts :D :blushes: really soon!
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candydraga Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow haha Cx <3 I see alot of improvement here!
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:iconbecsparrow:
BecSparrow Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Wow... That's such a wonderful progression!
Beautiful and inspiring C:
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you! :heart: :hug:
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brianna13 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh whoa! Awesome progress!
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PadawanLinea Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow! What an improvement! Keep up the great work! It's great that you have been so inspired by this one person!
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FuriManiac Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student General Artist
A lot can change..
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:iconphraggle:
Phraggle Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011   General Artist
Wow! That's just a cool progression there. :nod:
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sanctuary-meadow Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOOOOOooooowwwwwww

Look at your developement. IT's amazing.

I love your 2005 one, that's interesting :D

Amazing :)
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MizuTakishima Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2010 and 2006 are my favorites >w< Great job!!
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Pozem Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NICE WORK.
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Tsuchan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love seeing these type of things from fellow artists. I think your biggest jump in improvement was in 2009 which seems very dynamic and bold. There seems to be a lot of improvement in the years 05-06 also with getting the character more balanced proportionally and symmetrically. :nod:
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Katmomma Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Artist
hehe 2009 is when I got my hands on a tablet....which allowed me more freedom and exploration in the world of digital. 2006 was when I first started digital, and that drawing was done in paint lol. Hard to get the same detail of color pencil in paint so I had to change some things and adapt to it =D
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Tsuchan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
I figured that was when you got the tablet, but I wasn't sure if I remembered right. :lol: Things are definitely different without a tablet. I got my tablet at the end of 05 and the resulting drawings were so much more natural looking. I couldn't imagine digital art without it now! :)
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bassclarineko Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow you have gotten so much better over the decade ;) good for you. and Happy New Years to you!
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Katmomma Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Artist
Happy new years to you too! <3 Thank you!
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AnnieDraws Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Great progress!
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Fyuvix Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow who was your artistic influence between 2005-2006? I see the biggest change in styles between those years.
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Katmomma Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Artist
well between 2005-2006 I first started to explore digital. The 2006 piece was done in Paint haha. I've still done traditional color pencil pieces of Mr. H after 2006-- but digital was a big new thing for me at that time =D.
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Fyuvix Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, any particular artists I mean? I just like seeing who influences people's style changes, because it's rad XD
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Katmomma Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Artist
mmm None that I can really think of actually. That was before I started posting my work online. But I will say-- some of my biggest inspirations have always been Norman Rockwell, Wallace Tripp, and Jim Henson =D
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Fyuvix Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
XD Ah yes, I can definitely see that
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alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's so awesome to see the progress you've achieved over the years and I'm sure Mr. H is quite proud of you. :hug:
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Katmomma Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Artist
:hug: he is! Thanks so much :heart:
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ZestyOranges Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Student Filmographer
Hehe, awesome. I love to se development pictures like this.
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