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Norwegian Forest Cat by BeckyKidus Norwegian Forest Cat by BeckyKidus
Generic title is generic. Anyway, the undisputable king of FLOOF is back! This is just a simple portrait, since it's long ago that I drew cats, and especially longhaired cats.

Cat belongs to a friend of mine. His name is Tiger, and we think he's at least part Norwegian Forest cat, although not purebred. He certainly looks exactly like one!

Reference taken by myself, when he was distracted with some snacks. It made for a good photoshoot. You may or may not see him again...

Colored pencils on A4. Time spent? 15-20 hours, I think.

Do not repost, claim as your own or use in any way without my permission!
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Now, THIS is a fantastic color pencil piece! I had to do a double take and squint my eyes, after cleaning my lenses, to tell if it was a photograph or not. Wow! Not to mention that this is one of my favorite breeds of cat. The eyes are beautifully done, the highlights in the fur are fantastic! I see how you even included flecks of red and amber in the darker spots before the gray takes over. I can't think of anything about this that needs to be changed. I have to say this is so well done, I'm curious about you doing a Tiffany or diluted calico commission.
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Beautiful as always :)
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Amen-Ur-Set Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's good!
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BeckyKidus Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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warreni Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019
I love Tiger! What a terrific reproduction. Great job!
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BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconwarreni:
warreni Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019
You're welcome! :)
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LoonaLucy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
Wow! This is great! 
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BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just had to re-folder this! :wow:!!! I honestly thought it was a photo! :clap:!!! Excellent!
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:iconbeckykidus:
BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Kulkart Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019
Awesome details. :)
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:iconbeckykidus:
BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ZjeroXytz Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019
What a beautiful artwork!! It looks so realistic... :wow:
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:iconbeckykidus:
BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconzjeroxytz:
ZjeroXytz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019
You're welcome! Keep up the great work ^^
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
 :clap: 
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BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:la:
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dede1988 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019
Wonderful work.
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BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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TheDevilCaptainLiv Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Such amazing work! Keep it up! :)
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:iconbeckykidus:
BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I will :)
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Majeeka Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely AMAZING!!!  This is so photo-realistic that I thought that it was a photograph!  You are truly talented my friend! Love Cats by VDragosPhotography
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BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :la:
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Majeeka Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Gem-D Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!! It looks so realistic, incredible work!! :heart:
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BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Gem-D Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :hug:
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ImeriBridzhet Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful job
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BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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KanaGo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!
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BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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FelonDog Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's been less than a year since you did the first one and WOW! The improvement is incredible! You are hitting realism on the head, and showing it who is boss. :D 
This is so wonderful! The textures and the flawless blending of the fur colors into each other- just wow! :love: 
Amazing work!  
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BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :la:
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Aspenleaf24 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning detail! Looked just like a photo in the thumbnail! La la la la 
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:iconbeckykidus:
BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Lutra75 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is absolutely lovely. Absolutely photorealistic. I am surprised with the quality you can get out of colored pencils. :D
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BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Lutra75 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome ;)
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katanfra Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2019
Wow! :squee-love: - PLZ 
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BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: OMG!!!! looks like a real photo!!!!!!! STUNNING WORK!!!!!!
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BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
you're so welcome 
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VampireNight98 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The art is amazing! It's just breathtaking! The cat itself is handsome...just gorgeous!


He looks like a brown tabby version of my orange and white Norwegian Forest Cat.
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BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!

You have a NFC too? They are absolutely stunning cats, and one of my favorite breeds :)
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VampireNight98 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome!


Yep! They are one of my favorite breeds too :)
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Solaire-Jhonson Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Since you asked for critiques, I tried to look for a flaw in your drawing to help you to be even flawless...
My eye isn't very profesional and tried checking shadows and lights...
Can't tell you nothing with the work in his eyes...

Impressive as always
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BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :la:
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PattWor Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This portrait is syply awesome. The quality of this picture makes me speechless.
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BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Feb 20, 2019, 11:59:41 AM
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