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A quick image done for an IFX column on how to paint fur (it'll be in issue 72, for anyone curious); I quite like it so I'm throwing it up here. :) It's one of my many cats, Lydia. Perhaps I'll do a series and paint them all!

Lydia's nickname is The Pest. She is obnoxiously affectionate and always slightly grouchy.

Mostly painted in PS, with a quick once-over in Corel Painter for some extra texture.
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Hot-Gothics Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Awesomely done painting, but the true reason I clicked this was not just the art; but the title.

Do you frequent 4-chan? :meow:
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navate Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Not my scene.
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Hot-Gothics Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thought I'd ask :shrug:; "Caturday" is a thing on there. Or at least was when I went on there. lol
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fatL-ephant Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thaty's really nicely done :)
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Relque Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwuh! I love it! I was looking for an artwork like this everywhere and finally i found it. Simply; Perfection ^-^
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Azurett Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Love it! The ears and fur look amazing. Could almost reach out and pet it, lol :P I've been wanting to paint my cat...maybe soon.
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Troopic Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!! :love:
And the series is a great idea!
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DISTPNOEA Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
such serious
cool))
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wenchseven Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
I knew this kitty looked familiar! =)
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AriandraRayne Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student
It's so different from your other works. I really like it; the fur and other details are amazing.
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keight Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
I love this one, Lauren.
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Bixyz Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
awesome!
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Lamel258 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Very nice cat!
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Piucca Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Wondeful painting :)
Maybe if you show her, her painting, she won't be as obnoxious? lol
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WavingMonsterStudios Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cool, i'm in issue 72 too - although didn't know we were allowed to show pictures before it was out? :o
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navate Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Depends on what image it is. They don't have rights over the images used in the Q&A since they don't specifically commission them (whereas for workshops, they do.) That's why many artists use existing works as examples in that section; we are encouraged to do so in fact. But I like doing these quick exercises for my own benefit when I can. Obviously I will not discuss my technique or anything I talk about in my answer that this image illustrates since that's what they are paying me for.
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WavingMonsterStudios Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thats interesting cos I thought that we had to keep it secret (as it were) till it was published! I also though that we had to make original work for them too, at least thats what I understood from the blurb that I got sent. Am I just being really dim!?
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navate Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I've been doing Q&As since 2007 so I don't know if the way they approach new artists has changed, but they haven't said anything to me. Back then I was told existing work was fine, even encouraged, as long as it adequately illustrated the answer we were giving. I have always turned in a healthy mix of existing work, personal WIPs, sketches (published or unpublished) that happen to be relevant, and specifically created images. Whatever is most appropriate and displays quality and clarity.
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WavingMonsterStudios Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well that is totally awesome :)
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
hey, she is beautiful :D
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caddman Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
....This pic has so much beauty to it...:heart:
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donovinci Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Filmographer
wow! so beautiful! I love her coat colour. The eyes are so detailed and look so realistic.
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AutumnEmbers Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm definitely buying it. I have a cat as well (ragdoll) and I want to paint animals (mostly cats) better so this will help a lot. =) She looks like a cute cat, even if she's grumpy at times hehe.
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Sgt-Sahara Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely!
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clipNET Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Amazing work. You mind giving me a quick tip on how you painted the fur? I'm digi-painting a rabbit and the fur is looking really flat.
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navate Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry, that is what the column in the magazine is about so I can't talk about it here. It'll be out in a few months--issue 72! :)
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clipNET Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Ahh ok, no problem, thanks anyway.
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Shary Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG ! So lovely !
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Talthec Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Itīs my cat Totoro!
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Piicasso Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty!!
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Sho-kun Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student General Artist
aaw, my cat exactly looks like yours <3

beautiful painting :)
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Austin92123 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
It's interesting to see a different subject from you. Either way it's fantastic as always.
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ClaireAdele Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! It's good to see something different ^_^ Very intense look in the eyes.
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BanMoon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
nice nice nice please please please take a look at my gallery and tell me what do i need to improve. i really need some opinions.
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