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Familiar by Followthepaws Familiar by Followthepaws
I ended up finding some cool bookstores while on vacation, and one of the once I went in had a store cat.... The cat would just walk around the store, ignoring completely my extended hand and calming sounds xD Than another book store sold antique books and I just got lost there in the hallways covered in books! It was pretty magical xD The idea of the painting came there, joining the experiences together :)
Thanks again to the wonderful uplabel at followthepaws.deviantart.com/a… for uploading free cat stock photos! Couldn't do it without them haha
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Obelis Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahahaha this cat. :lol: It looks like it's planning to reveal the grand secrets of magic to us... and if we break a contract with it, a tragic fate will befall us!
That cat knows something that you don't know. :nod: It felt superior to you and that's why it avoided you. You know, with cats being once worshiped as deities, it's easy to believe they know a magic world we're unaware of. Especially cats who live in bookstores.

Those light effects are pleasure for my eyes. :heart:
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Followthepaws Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Haha cats always feel superior to us xD that's why they bring us dead birds and crickets, they think we are giant blind kittens that need to learn how to hunt xD
And yes, I've known that. Cats are once (and still by some) believed to see faeries, cats are sacret animals in many religions and mythologies. My favorite cat/magic connection is through Norse goddess Freya, who was believed to ride a chariot pulled by two cats<3
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Obelis Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, I've heard that one! :nod: It's nice to think they care about us enough to hunt for us, but on the other hand... "You're so lame you can't even hunt..." Wow, so encouraging to have them look down on us like this.

Those had to be two strong cats... or Freya must have been quite light! :lmao:
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Followthepaws Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it's an odd relationship, it's not like they don't know we bring them food.... xD
Haha or they are just some giant kitties^^ Like overgrown Maine Coons!<33
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Obelis Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So, which side is the delusional one? :lol:

Yes, and divine on top of that. :nod:
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Followthepaws Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
lol we all are in our own ways xD
<333
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Obelis Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Intense eyes - the cat seems like a wise futureteller~
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Followthepaws Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) he does look a bit like an old man...haha
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful painting!
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Followthepaws Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much^^
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure!
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Sanji07 Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
Cute! X3
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Followthepaws Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
thank you! >.<
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PrettyAlice95 Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! There's so much detail in the fur and the markings on the books. I love the mood from the candlelight, and the opposite eye colour to the lighting is a nice touch. Very atmospheric. Love 
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Followthepaws Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Awhh, this makes me so happy to read!<3 Thank you^^Hug 
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TheEnigmaMachine Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh very nice job on this piece! I love the lighting and how you swapped the color of the cat's eye to be opposite of the lighting on either side. :D
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Followthepaws Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! ^^ <3 
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antoniarts Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Student General Artist
awesome, love the lighting :D ^^
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Followthepaws Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!<333
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017   Artist
Great atmosphere in this piece!
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Followthepaws Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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