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Ignore the Smokey Smell
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Published: June 28, 2014
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So this picture's all sorts of weird. It was this years Mum's Day present. I was doing this with my cat the other day and thought it vital to immortalize the moment.

:D

Also the background isn't done, and there's nothing on the couch or table, I was in a super hurry to finish this picture and get it printed. I maaaaaay come back to it
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4800x7545px 11.13 MB
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Adobe Photoshop CC (Macintosh)
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MyCatLovesMe's avatar
MyCatLovesMe|Hobbyist General Artist
Your handle of light and shadow in this picture and the "study on the beach" gives a feeling of remarkable photorealism.
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DausenMoore-Art's avatar
I really like this. You said you were trying to "immortalize the moment" Is it a picture of you or were you talking about the moment with the cat specifically? 
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WhIppIng-b0y's avatar
cool
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TheMichaelMacRae's avatar
The picture was originally going to be very different and I just stuck with the name instead of changing it to fit the final image.
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Nils-Iver|Hobbyist Writer
:iconkeyboardcatplz: Play me off, keyboard cat! www.youtube.com/watch?v=J---ai…
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UltraEs-Pii's avatar
You have a piano?
Sweet!
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Atlas0's avatar
Atlas0|Professional Traditional Artist
He's not trying to be the next Keyboard Cat.
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TheMichaelMacRae's avatar
Keyboard cat is eternal. There can only be one.
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ThereseOfTheNorth's avatar
dude your stuff is so feckin realistic! I'm in awe. :)
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DM7's avatar
DM7|Professional Digital Artist
I love how you left the background unfinished. It gives this piece an unique touch so I'm glad you left it as it is. :D That way, it leaves a lot to the imagination and makes the main focus much more 3d that way due to the contrast. Do I even make sense? Love it!
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KqwRAD|Hobbyist Digital Artist
So realistic palette...
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MissLemons's avatar
This picture looks perfect! You even got the measurments on the insides correctly.

The girl and the cat look so cute! I like her dress.
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cheechy|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't notice the background til  I read the description lol... I thought the girl looked 3D and I wondered why. this could be the reason xD
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tttroy's avatar
man i saw this pic many times, always opened, looked at it and kept in devs to come back to it again. today i finally read the description too and WOW i din't notice how unfinished the outside is xD
Your cat is very captivating
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Polyxenia's avatar
that's unbelievably pretty O:
what's with the title though? what does it meeeean ?
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TheMichaelMacRae's avatar
My original idea was to have her head turned looking out across the street and there was a burnt down house there. Thus...

However I wanted to see the side of her face so the background fell out of focus. I'm a little sticky when naming things, I generally go with the first name that cements itself in my head even if it's not my favorite or doesn't fit the picture and this picture doesn't fit into any stories I have so the name really doesn't matter to begin with.

:iconbaconplz:
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Polyxenia's avatar
oh well it's a pretty title anyway.. sounds like the name of a poem :)
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whiteoxygen's avatar
whiteoxygen| Digital Artist
Stunning work, really like your values. The lines are a nice glimpse into your process xD
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BlackStrife|Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing =| your entire gallery is incredible, 'scuse me for being a bit of a suck up. but damn, i hope i can paint a tenth as well as you one day.
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JNIKEL|Student Digital Artist
I love the background as it is! It adds to the odd atmosphere. 
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CRSpiderman|Hobbyist General Artist
wow
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