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Takai Hu Empress by Katmomma Takai Hu Empress by Katmomma
I figured the only way to pull myself out of an artistic rut is to revert to my very first inspiration; the Siamese cat.

I loved using my little wedge female, Opal to model for Hsaio of the Takai Hu [link] in my first watercolor and pencil experiment. This time.... I added Prismacolor Markers into the mix :giggle:

My earlier EPIC FAIL of a marker piece with "Yesterday" has taught me a few lessons, and I'm learning that mixed media works the best for me. I tried both putting marker on top and underneath, and both seem to work.

Anyways... have a little taste of anthro, because I'll be working on the next comic as soon as I get through the rest of my papers for school :B


and yes, Wedge Siamese have very interesting head shapes- very Praying-Mantis like. Opal can vouch for that. [link]



Prismacolor Marker, Prismacolor Pencil, & Watercolor

Watercolor Backdrop by ~abattoir
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:iconpsychotrope-substanz:
Psychotrope-Substanz Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Dat coloring...I love
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:iconlopsidedwhiskeygrin:
lopsidedwhiskeygrin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love this! the cloth detail is amazing! :)
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Dragonguardian253 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
for:iconkatmomma: that is a very stunning picture.i love siamese cats because of how beautiful they are and you captured it beautifully!
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rosecoloredcloud Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
You're welcome. :)
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconrosecoloredcloud:
rosecoloredcloud Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
Beautiful! I love the colors and the detail and the very Japanese feel of this composition!
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:iconbadtaste:
Badtaste Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it! Markers are so much fun ^_^ I like the pencil texture though :)
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:iconsirwongiii:
SirWongIII Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww.. I love siamese cats!
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:iconexemplarx3:
ExemplarX3 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Artist
Thanks :heart:
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:icontanithlipsky:
TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
spectacular.
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:iconjamarbhsamurai:
JamarBHSamurai Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing. she's is beautiful
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:iconbayushi-tai:
Bayushi-Tai Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, is true. Is a great piece !
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:iconstarauthor:
starauthor Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks acient and exotic with the fan the outfit and the siamese cat.
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:iconbayushi-tai:
Bayushi-Tai Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, got that courtier looks, perfect for the idea of the character.

Please, i'm not a great penciller or skin designer, but please take a look to my stuffs.
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:iconinpuupuaut:
InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Student General Artist
Great work! ^_^
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Envy911 Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
oh I love the colors and expression. The profile view makes it more dynamic I think.
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ItachiTheDekuScrub Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Artist
aww thank you so much for the kind words and feedback :blushes: :heart:
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ItachiTheDekuScrub Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is simply beautiful! The colors, the shading and the over all picture is absolutly amazing! You are a brilliant artist, and I admire you work greatly! Keep up the good work!
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Artist
aww thanks so much :hug: :blushes: it's an honor to hear from ya :heart:
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:iconshingworks:
shingworks Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely flow in this piece! I keep getting the sensation that she is moving :)
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Artist
thank ya! :hug:
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:iconthunderfox5:
thunderfox5 Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
How classy! I love the fur texture on the face :D
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Professional Artist
:faint::blushes:
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:icongotenkun:
gotenkun Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
I just cant believe my eyes, this has to be the best (or one of the best) work I have seen from you EVER!!! :faint:
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Artist
aww thank you :hug:
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:iconimaeko:
imaeko Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful stylisations and colours, this is such a lovely piece! :heart: :+fav:
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Professional Artist
thank you :hug: :glomp:
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Scrawffler Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Whoa.

Just whoa.

Stunning detail and great work with the mixed media. The piece really jumps right out at you! I particularly like the lighting on the fan, and the texture of the fur.
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Professional Artist
:ninja: thank ya
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:iconbawky:
bawky Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This looks absolutely lively and amazingly bright in person. :giggle: I love it. :D A lot.
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:icon1pen:
1pen Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Oh yes please! :giggle: I know you are very busy at the moment, especially with the PRAXIS and everything. I hope it all goes well for you and I know you'll get to Tim Tam when you have the time and inspiration for it. :hug:
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Dr-Stain Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Student
nice!
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, I didn't know that. I just figured that it was normal or something. XD

Anyway, while I didn't like that particular cat, I still feel sorry for how she eventually died. It's not something you'd wish on anybody. :(
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OneFreeInternet Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Professional Artist
:blushes: aww thanks!
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OneFreeInternet Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ARGHghghhg just amazing <3
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Artist
thanks :blushes:
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ConceptPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
OMFG!!

Its really greaat!!! :wow:
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Artist
Thanks :hug:
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Artist
aww yeah mixed breeds with siamese tend to have a shitty temperament. :/ I'm sorry that you had such a bad experience. It's a real shame because a purebred is the complete opposite.
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keeelan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
amazing colours
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, not really. It's not really the breed's fault though, I just had bad experiences with one particular Siamese cat. And to be honest, on hindsight I doubt that cat was really a purebred. she had the body proportions of a western cat, with the markings of a Siamese. Kinda weird.

You see, back when I was a kid, I had this former stray kitten called Tiger, who was quite feral. My father didn't like him very much, cause he wanted a cuddly cat. Tiger wasn't cuddly. He eventually became cuddly in his old age, after I had spent years taming him, but my father isn't really a patient man. XD

So he wanted a new cat, pronto. And my dad being my dad, he didn't just want any old alley cat, no he wanted a purebred. He bought our Siamese in a dodgy little pet store in Oman. We lived in Oman, so if you wanted a new pet, you basically had three options: import, adopt a stray or buy something from dodgy pet stores. My dad went for the last option, which probably wasn't a very good idea, because the 'Siamese' never got older than about 5 or something like that. As it turned out, she was a severe diabetic and being cooped up in that pet store with little to no water had destroyed her kidneys. I wouldn't be surprised if she was actually an inbred too, because like I said, she looked very strange for a Siamese cat.

Anyway, the reason why I didn't like her was because almost from the moment we got her, she started to terrorize my cat, Tiger. He basically spent the first two years of his life locked up in my room (for his own safety), because the Siamese kept trying to sneak in to beat the crap out of him. She seriously did that. Took a few swats at me too, because I smelt like my cat. I was the only person who fed her too, so it was doubly awkward. XD

I'm sure there must be nice Siamese cats too, especially judging by the video tutorial I saw of you earlier, but every time I think of a Siamese, I see the one we used to have, creeping towards my scared little baby. :P

Tiger passed away recently, and my dad offered to buy me a new cat. Of course, he just had to offer a SIAMESE. So I said 'No, just no.' Lol.

But anyway, I'm rambling and you didn't really ask to hear part of my life's story, so I'll shut up now. ;)
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928 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Nice work, I love it.:+fav:
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Artist
Oh really? don't like Siamese? They are one of the best purebreds out there in overall quality, temperament, and personality. :D tee hee Thank you :hug:
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Artist
:hug: aww thank you:blushes: haha you should totally give it a shot one day. They have a lot of fun gesture to play with :D
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Damn, every time you upload a Siamese, it makes me want to paint one. Your cats are so elegant and beautiful, and this lady is no exception. It's obvious she has a noble pedigree. ;)
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh cool. I can see how a Siamese would be the logical choice for an oriental anthro. :D

I'm not a big fan of the breed myself, but I like the profile. :)
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