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Time for Cat and Strawberry by thedrawinghands Time for Cat and Strawberry by thedrawinghands
Color version of previous picture. A tribute to the father of Symbolism (and Surrealism, too), Gustave Moreau.

March 2011 - HB pencil, ball pen, watercolour and tempera on A4 office paper, 8.3x11.7 inches

Fotolia Contest

One Cat, One Fruit, One Clock
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Time for Cat and Strawberry by Traditionally-done entry for the 2011 Fotolia Contest ~thedrawinghands ( Suggested by Gwendolyn12 and Featured by WDWParksGal )
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DiamondPicture Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
WOW...JUST WOW!!!!
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ENT2PRI9SE Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
What kinds of contest do you do for what sorts of prizes? How can Myself or others find out about these contest?
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Just-Jenni Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is absolutely beautiful!! I love the cats expression! :D :heart: your lines are so fine and detailed in the fur, if you don't mind me asking how did you do that? :o
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thedrawinghands Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Thank you! :) Well, don't know how to explain it in words...
I used pencil and pen working with the hatching as I always do... and then added the color and a few white highlights with tempera
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Just-Jenni Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou ^_^
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Almiena Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
I love this picture and this cat.
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Almiena Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Beautiful picture. I love this cat.
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Nya18 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol wow the cat's face is just lawl

and i love the crosshatching :D
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Unbearable-Lightness Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Your beautiful art has been featured in

Our Great, Grand Gallery Show [link]

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#Art-Express
Artistic Expression
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thedrawinghands Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Thank you so much!!! :D :hug:
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Unbearable-Lightness Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
So welcome :heart: :hug:
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Unbearable-Lightness Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Your lovely work has been moved to our Featured gallery [link] and to our Home page slideslow at

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#Art-Express
Artistic Expression
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thedrawinghands Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Thank you!!! :) :)
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Unbearable-Lightness Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
So welcome :heart: :hug:
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bluebelle-88 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I love the eyes.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
This is awesome! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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thedrawinghands Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Thank you!!! :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
It’s my pleasure! :hug:
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vertebrae242 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   General Artist
@thedrawinghands

Question for you:

Did you happen to notice that the floating strawberry bears a very strong resemblance to the conventional images painted throughout history (most notably in Roman Catholic paintings / artwork) of the "Sacred Heart of Jesus" and / or the "Immaculate Heart of Mary"?

Even the radiance surrounding the strawberry lends itself to the typical countenance that the "Hearts" are depicted as being endowed with.

Images link for comparison: [link]
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thedrawinghands Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Well :) actually I did it on purpose, in a sort of 'double tribute' (to "the Apparition" by Gustave Moreau as well) :)
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vertebrae242 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   General Artist
OK ... I can see the similarity to Gustave Moreau's painting, "The Apparition", which depicts the vision of guilt which Salome apparently experienced with regard to requesting the beheading of St. John the Baptist after she had danced before King Herod.

Image reference link: [link]
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thedrawinghands Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Yes. The reference to Moreau is mainly visual (but not only) while the other is a sort of 'key' to understand the whole meaning. :)
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vertebrae242 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   General Artist
Thank you for the explanation. :nod:
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vertebrae242 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   General Artist
Your portrait of this cat reminds me of the work by British artist "Louis Wain" who painted multitudes of cat images as he slowly descended into the depths of paranoid schizophrenia and back.

Some incredible works by him can be viewed for comparison's sake here: [link]

Take care,

v242 :)
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thedrawinghands Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Oh, I hope not to meet the same fate! :o
Wain made an amazing work though!!!
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vertebrae242 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   General Artist
No ... I don't think that you'll meet the same fate.

But yes, Wain did make some very unique work over the course of his artistic career.
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Lovely work, and I appreciate the nod to the wonderful Gustave M. Congrats! :heart:
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Sisa611 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome!
The cat is so cute ;w; I liek the way he holds his head to one side
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Eveskidd Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Photographer
NICE! ♥
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TrickyTiara Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks lovely. I can't stop staring at all the lines. Then I got to the words at the bottom of the page and burst out laughing. It made my day.
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Radioactive-Ink Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"For the time has come, when the cat will try to eat the strawberry and, indeed, he has more than one reason to do so." :? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?! ...nevermind, I'll figure it out myself.
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Izucatdrawing Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Lol adorable! The holy strawberry!
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Jean-Guillaume Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
stunning!
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DarkDevil16 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It looks great! Good work ... Congratulations for the DD you totally deserve it!!!!!! :)
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themysticalmediator Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If there was a contest specifically for epic realistic-looking cats who are fascinated by glowing, delicious looking strawberries, this would win, no doubt if there was any competition. I'm sure it'll do well regardless. This is a interesting piece considering you don't see topics including those items much. Seems like you'd have to put some extra thought into it. Well drawn. A real arist can use a variety or at least one supply, but does not require super fancy supplies or computer corrections all the time to create a masterpiece. Much like this one. :thumbsup:
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Isaaclovespita Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Gives off a wise and comical effect. Amazing work here. Favorited.
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ToppsyTurvy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
KITTHE=<3.
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Jhonny-Hellsing Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
fucck off!!!! damn ur fucking awesome! n only with pencils
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AnnaKlava Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why are you cussing someone out for...
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Jhonny-Hellsing Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
cux im a craxy vampire..n this is sooo fuckin epic! n don't scold me off for using that work...i fuckin luv to use the fucking word "fuck"..hehehe
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AnnaKlava Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're a human.
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Jhonny-Hellsing Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
-.-
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Smurfygirl97 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't get it. What do the cat and the strawberry symbolize? I feel so ignorant...
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Jhonny-Hellsing Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
its luks fuckin hypnotized right?
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Smurfygirl97 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah! I just saw what this old contest was, and it makes the picture makes more sense now. Does that sentence make any sense? Sorry if it doesn't lol
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Jhonny-Hellsing Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
it does o lil smurf
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Spade9 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
uh, i was wondering if u had any spare points to give cuz my friends birthday is coming up
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Auffallend Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
if you want points either buy them or trade for them (do commissions) but dont go around asking on people's artwork. that is pretty rude
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Spade9 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ok sheesh
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Dieman Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow hey, that's cool. Someone begging for points. You stay classy, guy.
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