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Neko-mata by donnaquinn Neko-mata by donnaquinn
An 8-month art-making hiatus is nasty - almost as nasty as a "neko-mata", which is a ghostly, fire-wielding, dream-invading anthropomorphic cat from Japanese mythology.

This is for the RARE: 2012 Anthro animal calendar ( [link] ), which features artwork by 13 different artists, depicting mythological animals like the unicorn, griffin and dragon & more unusual critters.

Done in acrylics; about 42 x 33cm (a bit over A3 in size). I painted this much faster than normal, probably since it's much smaller than my usual canvas size it was a pleasant change to see something coming together so fast!!
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Given 2011-10-30
Neko-mata by *donnaquinn ( Suggested by Astralseed and Featured by KovoWolf )
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GTSMart Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014   General Artist
nice work
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Amazing!
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annewipf Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Wow! I didn't see you got a DD for it, it's so well deserved! Great picture, as always. :clap: :love:
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, very kind of you to say so Anne.
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:iconannewipf:
annewipf Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
You're welcome :)
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is really brilliant!
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:iconsurrealism4humans:
Surrealism4humans Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Awesome!
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:iconmangafa20:
mangafa20 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow what a amazing artwork.
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:iconlaurabev:
LauraBev Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful, I especially love the clouds :D
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
This is awesome! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconeelboz:
eelboz Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Weird spirit werecat, dammit. Excellent style!
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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MooshuFezrit Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love the whole calendar too :D
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's good to hear- thanks!
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:iconautumnjaguar:
autumnjaguar Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Fantastic!
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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ayaka859 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ya know I've never thought of the Neko-mata as a Halloween type monster but you make it look so awesome here!
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much - I've painted some vampire bats before so I was surprised that picture wasn't chosen as the DD instead...
Thanks again!
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Mew-Suika Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow amazing :D
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - and what a friendly avatar you have
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:iconmew-suika:
Mew-Suika Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ahahaha, thankyou ^^
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KowaiBunnie Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
ooooooooooooooooh scaarrrrrrrrry
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know how to respond- it's hard to know if you're sarcastic or not :D Thanks either way!
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KowaiBunnie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
lol i wasnt being sarcastic if that jumpped out at me in the middle of the night i'd shit myself
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fair enough - ironically that sort of response would probably scare off the cat!
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Clone-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great yokai picture! Creepy! :D
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know what "yokai" means but thanks very much for commenting!
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Clone-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Your welcome. :D

"Yokai" is Japanese term collectively used for any ghost, spirit and monster (even things) that looks weird, strange or otherworldly. But the term is traditionally reserved for creatures from their folklore.

Sorry for the bad English and rant.
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much for the info - as the saying goes, you learn something new every day!
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Nogwai Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Just....wow!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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angry-wolf-for-life Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgousness!!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks!
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RomanceFantasywriter Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student General Artist
FREAKING AWESOME!!! I LOVE IT!!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you- your kind words are much appreciated
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RomanceFantasywriter Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
your welcome ;P
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RMXStudioJD Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This picture rocks so hard... :o
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Ansem1000 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student General Artist
I can't say anything more than: Amazingly drawn!
Your skills make hundreds of people very jealouse!
Keep it up:) :+fav:
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the encouraging comment, and for the fav, much appreciated
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Ansem1000 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student General Artist
No problem:)
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NeveahsStar Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man if I saw that I be running like crazy saying "HOLYSHETCATSGONEMADWITFIRENTREESNSTUFF! fhgriv!" :iconirapeitplz:
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me too... I think they're quite small creatures though, which is a good thing
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BaneOfTheUnknown Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Disturbingly awesome. You get a :llama:
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:icondonnaquinn:
donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - my alpaca was getting lonely so a llama will be a nice companion. Thank you very much
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shazam26 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beaaaauuutiful!
Love traditional work so much, this has such a great dark mood and great choice of light accents. ^_^
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you liked the lighting. much appreciated
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violetice Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
wow Donna you just rack up the DDs! Way to go, you rock! :)
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm hoarding them in case the world blows up... they can be currency to trade with the cockroaches for access to... something.
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violetice Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
omg lol. I'm laughing too hard to come up with any sort of response to this.
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