Thursday, September 22, 2016

My Nine Lives

This is my third card for MFT Super Star card contest (

I have to be honest that I'm not good at drawing cartoon figures. I googled quite a bit to see how people draw cosplay figures for cats. It turned out that there are tones of ideas online. I absoutely would not claim these are my original ideas. But I had a lot of fun putting them all together.

I struggled quite a bit deciding whether I should color these cats or not. The notion behind black and white is that these "nine lives" are not real, therefore they should not get colors. Just like a very old photo, when you look at it, it immediately becomes obvious that people in the photo do not live in present state (well, may be they are, but you get the idea...). Ideally I would like to put a colored figure to contrast the black and white, but in the end I feel it would make the card too busy so decided not to do that.

I had a hard time taking photos for this card. The vibrance of the background color just doesn't show right in photos. It either looked too dark or too bright. I've done my best but I would have to say the actual card looks much better than this.

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  1. Wow!!! I love it! Super cool idea! One of my favorite card in this contest!

  2. Me gusta... es algo bastante original... y a mi que me encantan los gatos...