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and it comes off lyrical by DogeDays and it comes off lyrical by DogeDays
another drawing of TayMay135's cat PJ, who sadly passed away last year :( i used a photo of him on Tay's Facebook profile as a reference. 

i tried a new style of painting again and i'm actually pretty happy with it, i know i'm not there yet but i think i'm going in the right direction, anyway c: i hope i did him justice and i hope you like it bae :heart: 
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the background is amazing, the lighting is beautiful, and everything seems as natural as it could be for a painting. i especially like the look of the fur texture and PJ's eyes. it is unfortunate that he passed, but this is an excellent painting of him. this image makes him seem serene.

the only thing i dislike about this painting would be the leaves on the trees in the background. while it isn't very important, as it is the background, it just sort of irks me.

all in all, this is a very good painting, and i believe this style works for you.
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First, I would like to say this is an AMAZING drawing! When I first saw the thumbnail I thought it was a photo. (Seriously, you're good!)

Things I like:
- the light falling between the trees is spectacular! It's one of the things that first caught my eye.
- the cat's fur. The detail you put into the cat (and the picture in general) is awesome. *thumbs up*
- the birch trees. Birch trees are one of my favorite trees, partly because of the contrast between the white bark and the dark spots and stripes. You did a good job at capturing their likeness.

Things I would change (there aren't many):
- the trees in the background end suddenly. There's a cluster of them before they stop and then the birches begin. This isn't a big deal, and maybe it would look weird if it didn't end suddenly. I don't know...

Overall, this piece is incredible, and to be honest, I wouldn't change any of it. (I just had to find SOMETHING to say. Lol.) Keep up the good work!

- theawesome101
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shazzz999 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Sweet. He is a lot like my cat Gizmo. Cats rule. S
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DogeDays Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student
thank you so much c: ooh, Gizmo sounds cute, are they a boy or a girl? and i agree, cats are adorable :) 
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shazzz999 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Gizmo is a boy, but he is gelded and supercute. S
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relhom Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Student
:tighthug:
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WhiteLedy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So realistic
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Student
thank you so much! i'm so glad you think so c: 
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TigresaDaina Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww is an amazing tribute :heart: I adore the expression and bg!! :love:
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Student
thank you so much, i'm so glad you like it c: that really means a lot to me, especially coming from someone as talented as you are! thank you so much for your thoughtful compliments, Daina, I really do appreciate them! :) 
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ZepherArts3 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my gosh AMAZINGGGGGGGG!!!! Your art is like super incredibleeeee. :squee:
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Student
aw, thank you so much :heart: i'm so glad you like it, that's very kind of you to say! :) 
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ZepherArts3 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You're so very welcome! Keep up the amazing work. :meow: :heart:
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Student
aw thanks again, i'm so glad you think it's amazing <3 and i'll sure try to! c: 
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ElusiveValyrian Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
Gorgeous drawing! 
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Student
thank you so much c: i'm so glad you like it! 
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ElusiveValyrian Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016
 You're very welcome! =) 
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LuckyStarhun Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's a very good piece though I don't like the composition. I think there should be less shown of the trees so they could be cropped a bit. This way the cat would be more in focus, I feel it is a bit lost in the picture. Otherwise this is an amazing job. :)
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student
thanks, i'm glad you like it c: and yeah i need to work on my composition skills lmao 
that's a great suggestion, thank you :) 
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LuckyStarhun Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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WarriorCatsOhYeah Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
Beautiful, just like all of your work 
<3
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Student
aw thank you so much, that's so kind of you to say c: i'm really glad you like my artwork <3 
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WarriorCatsOhYeah Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
:3
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TakaTheSquirrel Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work!
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Student
thank you so much c: i'm so glad you like it!
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TakaTheSquirrel Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are super welcome!  [Icon#10]: Nagisa Shiota trap
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student
whoa that looks so much better :o thank you so much for putting in the time and effort to do a visual critique like that, it was really helpful and i really do appreciate it! :tighthug: and thanks so much, i'm glad you like the cat :)
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Bimep Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Not at all. There wasn't much time for that. Moreover, I still learn that. ^^'
Glad, that you like it. If you have any questions, you can ask me ^^
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Student
well it was still really helpful, so thanks again :) and that's so kind of you to offer, i really appreciate it! i'll definitely keep it in mind <3 
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Bimep Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^
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wuskis Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
The way you draw fur makes it look so soft. It makes me want to pet the animal in th drawing, but I CAN'T because it's a drawing and not a real cat. :P Your background's are really pretty. c:
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student
awww thank you so much c: that's so kind of you, and i'm so glad you find the cat that realistic! and thanks again, i'm really happy to hear that you like my backgrounds :) 
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7heShadowWolf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*screaming because this is just so beautiful it's unreal* The detail you put into this is absolutely incredible!!!! :D
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Student
thank you so much ahh that's very kind of you to say, i'm really glad you like the details in this piece! :) 
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7heShadowWolf Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!! :D 
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karinadoeswriting22 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey there!
#projectcomment
I applaud you for your amazing dedication to the fur detail. IT'S AWESOME!
Sorry, i suck at fur haha ^^;
The cat looks very realistic, good job on that! The eyes are nice and you even added whiskers!
However, though I understand the cat is the main character in this piece, I would suggest adding some details to the bark and the little flowers(they're flowers, right??) to make it look even more like a photo. As someone had already pointed out, it does look like a photo from the thumbnail.
Good work! You must've put a lot of dedication and time into this piece, and for that i applaud you once again.
Oh and before we forget, a moment of silence for PJ...
No hate pleze!
PEACE!!
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Student
thank you so much, i'm so glad you like the fur detail! c: and DUDE THAT IS A LIE. I KNOW THAT BECAUSE I JUST WENT AND CHECKED AND YOU DO NOT SUCK AT FUR :stare: 
ahh thanks again, i'm so glad you think the cat looks realistic <3 and that's a great suggestion, thank you so much! i'll admit i just copied my reference picture which i took on my cell phone so it didn't really show a lot of texture, next time i do that, i'll be sure to look up some reference pictures and add more texture! thank you so much, i really appreciate your help <3 
and thanks again ahh i'm so glad you like this piece! 

dude omg why would i give you hate?! it's very kind of you to take the time out of your day to help me to improve on my art, and leave some really nice compliments as well, and i really do appreciate it, thank you so much :tighthug: 
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karinadoeswriting22 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
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Maccob Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Reminds me of Firestar, from the warriors series
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Student
ooh, i used to be obsessed with those books dude you have no idea XD now that you mention it, he does look a lot like how i pictured Firestar! :) 
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mac2010 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
Superb!!!!!
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Student
thank you so much c: i'm glad you like it!
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mac2010 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
No worries bud!!!
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Student
thank you so much, i'm so glad you like it c: and haha yeah they are supposed to be birch trees! 
and that's a great point, thanks so much for saying that! i was just trying to copy my reference photo, where the grass was actually even more defined, (and i tried to blur the grass a bit to compensate for that), but you're right, the background grass still looks a bit too clearly defined to me as well. i'll keep that in mind next time, thanks again :)
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Tmnt-Amberline Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Student Artist
Luv it!Heart 
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Student
thank you so much, i'm glad you do! c:
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Wouv Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very pretty! There's a great depth and atmosphere in this image and I love how you panited the fur, it looks super realistic! <33
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Student
thank you so much, i'm really glad you like it c: and haha i spent so much time on the fur, but i'm glad you think it was worth the effort! i really appreciate it :)
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Wouv Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome!!
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