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Chiodos by IceandSnow Chiodos by IceandSnow

I was rather saddened by the fact that I haven't been submitting very much lately.
So... seeing as I haven't completed anything decent lately (you could call it art block, or you could call it academic work temporarily taking all the creativity out of my brain) I found this on my computer and realized I still hadn't submitted it yet.

This was another one of my AP portfolio concentration pieces from last year, and I'd still have to say it's probably my favorite of the 12 "cat realism" pictures I did this spring.

This is ~Sozzney's awesome cat, Chiodos (named after the band, hehe). He's kinda timid. And afraid of me. lawlll. And yes he is a rather funny looking fellow, he's a purebred oriental, I think.

Original picture with colors and such! (taken by ~Sozzney) [link]


YAYY.

in the mean time, I will hope that when I'm not doing this awful awful ACT practice and college essay and studying for 5 different tests in the same week, I can get my creativity and artistic motivation to come back. :[


media: Acrylic paint.

download for fullsize if you wanttt.
Painting © *IceandSnow, original photo © ~Sozzney
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:iconwhispering-forests:
Whispering-forests Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The first thing I think:
"Love is a cat from Hell"
lol get it?
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kaijae Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Student General Artist
Those eyes are amazing, they stand out so much. Beautiful :)
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FairyOfEarth Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Weird..I'm an animal expert & I've never hear of the cat breed Orientals..maybe at one point..but..not now. I'll have to search up on that :).
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IceandSnow Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
yeees, they're really cool. :0
here are some more orientals:
[link]
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:iconfairyofearth:
FairyOfEarth Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the link :iconnewglomp: :smooch:
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:iconiceandsnow:
IceandSnow Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
welcomes!
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:iconfairyofearth:
FairyOfEarth Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol:
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snow-pea Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
Beautiful pic!

I think you're right about this cat being oriental - I have two purebred Orientals and our black one looks just the same as this fellow (I think I have a pic of my cats in my gallery somewhere).

I just love the perspective in this pic, and that all to familiar expression on his face. Just perfect!
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RevivalPhoenix Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Thats good cat realism. Very nice.
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:iconmemphis-rayne:
Memphis-Rayne Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful piece..I just recently (like the last week) got hold of Chiodos, and love them..
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008   Photographer
This is really gorgeous, you draw and paint realistic cats so well! And they are difficult to draw! :) I love the perspective on this one and the shiny orange eyes!
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Veiz Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was cool, as the rest of your gallery!:icongrin--plz:
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brindlepirate Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
It is soooobeautiful! You do good work!
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rufus-rag-and-bone Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
Holy JESUS CHRIST OF ALMIGHTY ART CREATION :omfg:

your stuff is very good :boing:
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:iconiceandsnow:
IceandSnow Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
bahahaa, thank you!!! x]
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rufus-rag-and-bone Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
:iconyourewelcomeplz:
seriously your stuff is crazy good and genuinely original

:icongwahplz:
i like the way that this one is realistic and yet warped and surreal - its hard to explain but thats the only way i can describe what i mean !!
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:iconiceandsnow:
IceandSnow Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
bawww, thank you sooo much!
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rufus-rag-and-bone Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
:iconyourewelcomeplz:
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Kuthinks Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
You're so good with expressions-CAT expressions-and that can't be easy! Great job, love the eyes. I swear he blinked at me in the thumbnail...
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aaawhyme Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
nice!
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latuna6 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
wow beautiful work.
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xxsqueekbatxx Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Dude I freaking LOVE this.
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SkyScorpion Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008   Photographer
I love this,reminds me of my cat!^^ I love how the gold just stands out against the grey,white and black!I am so jealous of you're talent!

Chiodos-awesome,one of my faveorite bands.
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earthsea-23 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Student Filmographer
Speaking of APness I just finished one of my concentrations yesterday!! lol 23 to go.... How are you doing with it?
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IceandSnow Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
ohhh yay! 8D
I never know when I'm only this far through the year, because our art teacher assigns us projects that sometimes by the end of the year I really hate them and don't use them in my portfolio. xD
BUT... technically I have 4 so far that I may or may not use. xD
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earthsea-23 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Student Filmographer
I hate those assignments too. I just finished one on Friday. I didn't enjoy it that much.
That's good! I am working on my second one, a painting and thank God that it's not due for a while! (Painting kinda frustrates me) Good luck!
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:iconiceandsnow:
IceandSnow Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
Awww, I like painting a lot better than charcoal and such... BUT I'M JUST WEIRD HAHAA. I know most people don't like painting too. xD

Good luck to you too!!!
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earthsea-23 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Student Filmographer
lol I guess it's just hard in the way that I have trouble getting the colors to where I want them to be. (Like today, when I was painting my fox, I had trouble mixing the right orange) Ah, well...

XD
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oldschool-sinner Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
very cool
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MorgueMonster Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that band x3

Beautiful cat, and you rendered beautifully.
I'd say this looks like a very tough pose and you pulled it off flawlessly.
You also got so much detail in an acrylic painting. Absolutely perfect!
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kcravenyote Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is totally beautiful and amazing!
Your coloring is so lovely, it really suits the overly image nicely.

I have a thing for Orientals and alike breeds (Siamese in particular). So this really caught my eye. <3
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OxyContinGenocide Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
thats amazing :0
and so is chiodos ;D
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Oo-Whisper-oO Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
HOLY SHIT, I'm very impressed. This sooks very comperable to the actual photo.
Such a cute kitty, too~! :heart:
Nice job! This is lovely! <3
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Lucky-Kitty Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Chiodos is such an adorable name for a cat >_<

He looks to frightened in this pic o_______________o
I thought this was watercolor at first....
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isalin Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
>.< Arh you are just so good at drawing!

And Chiodos does look kind of like a bat-cat xD

The eyes are amazing =O
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AmaundraPaine Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow! This is quite possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen! You did a great job capturing the picture! :heart:
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Maigery Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008   Writer
Nice pic! You really captured the "timid" part of it....the eyes always says it all! LOL Cats are pecicular creatures. Some want all the attention, and others don't. Mine...unfortunately wants the attention but i don't mind. She made training her easy with the attention wanting. Now, if she wakes me up when the alarm goes off (i'm deaf so i do need her to do that) she jumps on me and kneads me awake. After that, she gets a nice rub down with a lot of purring on her part. So in a way, attention does do a lot of good on her part! LOL At least, we don't have to worry about her sneaking around...she meows alot so we all know where she is. LOL of course, my father in law complains about her being "noisy" but my mother in law thinks that her being so vocal isn't a bad thing altogether.

Tammy
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Celliwig Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
What a beautiful painting. o-o I really like how his eyes contrast with the blue/white colors of the rest of the picture (and the colors you used in general are just far nicer than the real photo). The textures are amazing, too.
I <3 orientals. Our cat is an oriental/seal point Siamese cross.
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Smiling-Zil Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
This is simply stunning. The eyes are what attract me in. :)
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acaraluv Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Wow, what aren't you good at DD:!!
EYES
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nayruasukei Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
I loooove seeing this in person... your work is always better that way though xD

and of course that naaaaame :heart: LOVE it~
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IceandSnow Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Oh yes, I always feel it's better in person. :]

Thankya dear! :heart:
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toxywolf681 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Wow, this is cool! I love the name Chiodos is awesome band!
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Butterflied412 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
very cute!
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Pathea Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008   General Artist
Oh aww!! Awesome!! :love:
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waiting4wings Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Great job! I love how his ear is swelled, and the character you've given him!
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Myst-V Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Amazing, the eyes really pop. Wonderful textures also.
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Rightfield Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I-think- DOG-CAT!!!Q
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:iconiceandsnow:
IceandSnow Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
hehe, he IS like a dog-cat. xD
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Rightfield Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
xP
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