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December 1, 2008
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Hsaio of the Takai Hu by Katmomma Hsaio of the Takai Hu by Katmomma
Score: Cats 1 : Dogs 0 :laughing: And the Siamese are taking over!

Just kidding. But I seriously wanted to do a piece with a little more time put into it- and I've been dying to crack out my watercolors. Luckily I had the time to do so over Thanksgiving Break.

This is a portrait of Emperor Xaio's sister, Hsaio- who would later become Empress of Hunshu and Suchow's wife.....and of course Ting Tang's great great great great....grandmother. The Takai Hu is one of the Two Rivers that cut through the island of Hunshu....and I'm having fun naming feline ladies after rivers.

*Kizamaji was over my house on Tuesday and she watched me draw the lineart. This was rendered in colored pencil, then doused with watercolor washes overtop-- and then a little bit of digital touch up.

It's a bout time I did an Anthro piece that took me at least 10 hours to finish. :giggle:

:star: will be available for Print soon! :star:

Prismacolor Pencil, watercolor
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Psychotrope-Substanz Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
I love this character
thefantasim Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011   Digital Artist
This deviation is being featured in my current journal: [link]
dar917 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
this is too cute! :D
KittyHawks-Serenity Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Beautiful Artwork

Exchef123 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
She is siamese-a
JamarBHSamurai Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing. She's beautiful.
Bayushi-Tai Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This one is cool too ! She looks like she's making a kata or Tai chi.
Right to Favs !
CintiaGonzalvez Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
this is so cool! It remembers me of several pics I found a long time ago of some photographer who dressed cats with kimonos and other cute japanese costumes. But I can't remember his name! XP
Katmomma Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Artist
haha thanks! :glomp:
Envy911 Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Really like her head piece, and the eyes and stunning. I like how you made the background less detailed so the focus is more on her.
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