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Treecat pencil by SixtoRamos Treecat pencil by SixtoRamos
This is my version of Nimitz... I'll colour it soon.
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Pokermind Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
This one for Wiki [G]
Pokermind Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
I like this study mostly for the un-tubed tail showing the grasping flesh. Other than the cold of winter the tail should be open as shown. The fingers should be longer on the true hands, an the mid limbs should also have hands. David Weber describes the body as weasel like so body is probably too heavy. But very good.

XieandraSundance Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thats real cool
SixtoRamos Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :D
chibiMappy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
you must make LOLtreecatz.
SixtoRamos Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
lamnay Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Nice, I'd love for a Treecat to own me XD.
SixtoRamos Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
ServantofSuicide Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010   Writer
I love Nimitz. I really really wish I could have a tree cat.

I like the drawing, except aren't tree cats suppose to have longer hair? And I know that Weber specifically wrote that most of the time you couldn't see the bare underside of their tales. Oh well it is still better than I can do, and one of the best I've seen. Barring the lack of injuries it could be Nimitz on hell.
SixtoRamos Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I guess :D

Well, you're right about the hair. It should be longer, but I just thought that 'cats could have different races as real cats do. And as my cats have shot hair (I don't really like long haired cats' faces) I suppose it slipped into the drawing. Anyway, I think I'll take your advice and give him longer hair when I colour it.

Abut the tail, I may have missed that hint you mention. Where does he say that? Could you tell me? I read only four books in the Harrington's series by now. Of course, I read them in english and it's a foreing language to me, so it's perfectly possible that I didn't get all the details.

I thank you for the hints. I'll try to include them in the coloured version.

ServantofSuicide Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010   Writer
Prefer short haired cats as well, sadly they don't do well in cold weather, like winters on Sphinx.

I can not remember were in the earlier books this fact about the tail was mentioned, or even if it was, but it is made very clear in Echos of Honor. Echos is one of the later books so you probably have not read it yet, meaning I shouldn't have expected you to know this. To quote from chapter six without spoiling the plot: "The 'cats had met the challenge by evolving a tail which was both wider than most people ever realized and completely bare on its underside. Powerful muscles normally kept it tightly curled into a lengthwise tube which showed only its bushy outer surface and hid the leathery skin which gripped even wet or icy branches and limbs without a hint of slippage. It was a neat arrangement which provided maximum heat retention during the icy winter months without depriving a 'cat of the use of his tail."

Thinking about it though, I guess it could make sense as an artist to take the liberty of showing the underside, thus show casing another attribute of treecats.

I look forward to seeing what you do with the drawing, whatever choices you make.
SixtoRamos Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the tips. :D

I already posted a new version (inked this time), with more fur and the bare part of the tail a little less obvious. Hope you like it ;)
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