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MERRY SWAT KAT CHRISTMAS
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Published: November 15, 2009
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Well here's my Christmas pic I promised. Of course, Feral and Callie are traced and the Turbokat is a cut and paste, the rest is all me and remember, I'm not an artist so be kind.

Characters courtesy of Hanna-Barbera.

I wrote a story to go with it. It's called Christmas Mission. Hope you enjoy them both!
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When you say Callie and Feral are "traced" what exactly do you mean? Did you print out a screengrab of the image and trace over that?

Likewise, what do you mean the Turbokat was a "cut and paste"?
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ulyferal|Hobbyist Writer
Hi gal, been a long time since I've heard from you.

Trace means I had images I copied a long time ago and used them to trace the image I wanted while others I just put paper to my computer screen and traced the screen grabs from the SWAT Kat Encyclopedia. Then I copied it with a scanner then colored. Cut and paste is just like kids cutting pictures and pasting the onto their picture. Nothing technical about it! LOL I really am a very poor artist and this is the best I can do. I seem to draw backgrounds better than people or as in this case Kats.
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Well I guess then I'm the only one to be honest with you here and say that tracing isn't something you should continue doing. Learning they say is fine. A method to use that would better help however would be sight based drawing. Work with your pencil, get a feel for the characters by observing them then drawing on paper what you see. There are even model sheets available where the basic shapes of the characters are shown, working up to the finished character.

Tracing is normally frowned upon among artists, and the excuse of "I'm a poor artist" and "this is the best I can do" doesn't fly. Your backgrounds are lovely, but compared to your traced work, they do not fit and it is obvious that the characters were traced without you even telling us. I can see you have talent with your backgrounds. Now it's time to work more on the characters themselves. Don't use skill level as a reason to half do something, believe you can do better and put in the effort to try and get the desired results.
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ulyferal|Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for your honest appraisal of my work. Sorry doll, but my poor hands do not allow very much. I'm a writer and I know that talent very well and a computer keyboard is easier. As for drawing, I really would like to take a course in basic drawing because I really would like to do it. I see how much work my daughter does for it and my arthritic fingers aren't always happy campers some days. My family is very talented in a lot of art fields, so hopefully I can join them in the drawing side some day.
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Darksevern|Hobbyist General Artist
looks awesome. I like it.
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ulyferal|Hobbyist Writer
Thanks hon!
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Darksevern|Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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Soyo-Kaze-Studio|Professional General Artist
uh oh I guess this means we better get cracking!

Nice job on the Chrstmas pics!. Keep working at it. The more you draw the better you will get!
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ulyferal|Hobbyist Writer
Thanks I hope so!
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UKZ's avatar
Nice, you did great with the background.
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ulyferal|Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. That seems to be where some of my meager talent lies, *sigh*. I'll have to learn slowly how to draw characters eventually.
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UKZ's avatar
Welcome. Aw well practice makes perfect or so they say. Well if you do learn good luck with it.
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ulyferal|Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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ulyferal|Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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Gatekat|Hobbyist Writer
*snicker* Poor MKC never gets a break.
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ulyferal|Hobbyist Writer
Ain't it the truth! LOL
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Looks great Uly, I don't think I could've done any better if I tried.
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ulyferal|Hobbyist Writer
Awww! Thank you. Coming from someone who can draw, I appreciate the compliment.
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You're welcome.
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ulyferal|Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! Glad you liked it.
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EmranIsDead's avatar
its good

no problem
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HectorVrl|Hobbyist Digital Artist
neat! ^^
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