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KittWings by DJ88 KittWings by DJ88
I was watching a series of videos on the history of Don Bluth and his journey/career throughout animation.
As well as looking up concept art from some Bluth works (mainly Dragon's Lair and such.....and no I have never played that game, or Space Ace, or the other Dragon's Lair(s) games.).

So I got a little inspired to sketch. So I drew up this little winged kitty. I liked it, outlined ( "inked") it in mechanical pencil, scanned, and colored. So the lines are actually pencil, not outlined with the tablet. But I did do the coloring and BG digitally (obviously lol ) in Sai and Photoshop.

This whole thing was actually pretty quickly done.

And no there's not really a story behind this. He was going to be on a flat rocky top, then I just drew clouds because to me it would be simpler.

And yes I have heard of the Winged Cat book(s). I think I may have started to read one YEARS ago, but do not remember much of it.


I do not know what else to say.


KITTY WINGS


-Danielle

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:iconsphinxofpride:
SphinxOfPride Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hug Love LOVE YOU FAV AGAIN
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:iconjonnymal67:
Jonnymal67 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
I think it's called a sphynx.
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:iconfire-link:
Fire-Link Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Nice work. How's things going?
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:iconjb-pawstep:
JB-Pawstep Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You catched that Bluth Style pretty well *_* Awesome Work!!
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:iconevoli-niceli:
Evoli-niceli Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful, love the colors !
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:icondj88:
DJ88 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thank you!
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:iconusagi-zakura:
Usagi-Zakura Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He does look like a Don Bluth character, and he's adorable:D I just wanna pick him up (or pluck him down from the sky) and hug him :XD:
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Ashstar13 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww so cute !!
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ArasoTesana Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
:c my 13 year old cat just earned his wings this monday. makes me think of him.
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DJ88 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww I'm sorry for your loss :( :cling:
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ArasoTesana Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
thank you. your picture did make me smile.
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Huskylover133 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
As it's s cool
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Cynderthedragon5768 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just so cute! Shame you don't work for disney<3 you could make some INTERESTING characters for movies :3
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Love2BeU Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Now that is just adorable
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:iconfreecalippo:
FreeCalippo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
ahh love this !! the style is beautiful and i really like the glow that you put around the kitten
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:icondenaliblu:
DenaliBlu Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Beautiful! Reminds me of Sectrets of NIHM...
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Batia Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Wow the line art for this is actually just mechanical pencil scanned in and cleaned up?!!?!? 0_0 gosh I've got to try that. I'm struggling alot with my lineart digitally (photoshop sucks). Thinking of trying SAI because I've heard good things about their lineart, but man, your line art looks GREAT! That's a very cute pose too :)
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WereRaptor Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
I won't lie, when I was looking at the thumbnail of this, I got a feel of Oliver & Company. I love the expression of the kitty, and those wings are to die for! <3
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Eveofillusions Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Oo, never heard of winged cats before. Love it!
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siilvitannii Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
daaaw , is much cute , kitty... :happybounce:
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Blu-Blood Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I clicked on the picture to get a better look. When it pulls up, I'm all "Hey, that looks like something out of a Don Bluth movie." And then I read the description x3 Funny how some can just tell by just looking at things x3
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Black-Wolfess Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
You've definitely got 'Bluth eyes' as my one professor at AiP used to say, haha. Very cute.
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:iconbanzibean:
Banzibean Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Cuteie pie. :3
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evana Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
really full of life and so animated! eeee! i used to do all my art with a mechanical pencil too, saves allot of time on the linework <3
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DJ88 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thanks Evana :D
It really does do something different to the image, and it is less frustrating than a tablet drawing at times. I do miss the undo button though LOL.
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JEAikman Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww, he's adorable! :)
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:iconpunk-pandora:
Punk-Pandora Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
dawwww so cute
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LissiFilini Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
how cute, are very cool
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:iconpblegion:
pblegion Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Suddenly my head is full of images from The Secret of NIHM, An American Tail, The Land Before Time and All Dogs Go To Heaven :)
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kotenokgaff Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how did you scan lines so well? mine even if i draw super accurate looks sharpy..
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DJ88 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What do you mean?
The smoothness of the lines? Or the detail in them?
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:iconkotenokgaff:
kotenokgaff Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
smoothness of the lines mostly! the way that they are looking like digital ones
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DJ88 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I think it helps that the image (when I color it) is usually at 3000x1698 pixels, then I shrink it down to 1500x849 to do the background. And finally 945x535 to save and upload the image.
Going through the size changed makes them look like they were done digitally because most of the time it seems to lose the "pencil" looked/texture. Especially if there is some color behind it.

I think it also helps that I kind of darken the lines before making them into a line art layer.(not making them pure black, that kind of makes them thick and pixel-y looking)
I've been meaning to make a tutorial on it. But that is basically what I do.
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kotenokgaff Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is very interesting.. and i guess you also use mechanick thin pencil to draw the lines?

and it wouuld be great if you would do the tutorial
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DJ88 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah i use a .5 mechanical led pencil.
I may end up doing a tutorial xD
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Tori-to-Pelloneus Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this. You did an excellent job of capturing Bluth's style. :)
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Coccinelodie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
il est vraiment trop mignon ^^
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Juju-Bug Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Before I read your description I saw that kitty and instantly thought Rock-a-doodle. Don Bluth is the best!
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DarkwolfTala Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Aww! So cute and adorable!
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AirSaber Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student General Artist
aw how cute!
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Really cute! Love how he's checking out his new wings :D
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Legadema-Cinderheart Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is adorable! I love that art style!
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Aurablase10000 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's adorable. I love the Don Bluth style. :D

My kitty passed away of diabetes earlier this month. He was only nine... But I'd like to think that he's an angel now.
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jLundhArt Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Bird Hunting Skill LvL-Up.
Skill Level -> :iconmotherofgod1plz:
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CougarHearted Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
I actually saw this illustration on the front page of DA! It's so precious! =D
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8wingedSeraph Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
That's cute. And I like the angelic glow effect you did. :meow:
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Aelith-Earfalas Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I saw this, and I immediately thought'Oh that looks like Don Bluth-!"
This looks very good!
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FlukeWizard92 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Same here.
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:iconblackbluedawg:
BlackBlueDawg Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww. Looks like cats can go to heaven, too. ^^
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VXYXV Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
i knew this had a don bluth feel to it
anyways great job, i love the wrickles around the paws
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