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That is a Suspicious Cat by JohnSu That is a Suspicious Cat by JohnSu
...and with a mighty heave and a heavy sigh, I climb over another Artist's Block. These things just get longer and longer...

Anyhow, in case you haven't guessed it yet, this is a suspicious cat. Who is he and what is he doing? Is he waiting for someone? If you keep staring, maybe the answer will come to you!

Alright, so this is one of my less interesting/original ideas, but it was fun enough so that's all that matters (for me). I had originally planned out this other pic armor and guns and everything, but halfway through laying down the linework I realized I was dissatisfied with the form and was not enjoying the detail, so instead I drew a cat with a mustache. Not regretting it so far.

It was a nice change of pace to just draw something impulsively without much planning; I think I may want to do more things like this in the future as opposed to intricate character designs.

I think the thing I'm most pleased with is the color and bloom. The thing I'm least pleased with is the confusion in light source and perspective. Oh well, live and learn.


Made in Flash

EDIT: I suspect a number of you are having trouble perceiving the distance. The cat is in the foreground, sitting on the same bench as the girl.

EDIT2: Since so many people keep asking me about this, the secret to the bloom (or the glowy light, if you're unfamiliar with the term) is to create a radial gradient (white inside, black outside) as a movieclip and put it on the stage with blendmode = add. Slide the colors around and adjust the brightness, and you get a nice subtle glow. If none of that made sense to you, then you're probably not ready to try it yet.
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:iconsilnev:
Silnev Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
Neat pic. 
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:icondogmiruku:
DogMiruku Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a wonderul piece! 
I think since it wasn't planned it's what helped add a whimsical feeling. Maybe that's why it remind's me of the style from Studio Ghibli...

Keep up your good work!

Yours Truly,
A
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kumquatcat Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazinggg! :happybounce: so funny!
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:iconxzsilverbreezezx:
xZSilverbreezeZx Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totorooooo ^^
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:iconmidnawolf101:
midnawolf101 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015   Digital Artist
looks like studio ghibli that is awesome great job
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:iconlucysheart:
LucysHeart Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow i just really love ur style its so unique Wow! 
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:icontigergirl4353:
TigerGirl4353 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
At first i actually thought it was a photo of one piece!! 
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:iconorangeletters88:
OrangeLetters88 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks like its an anime movie, has every detail that could be one easily! :D That cat looks interesting! That girl is just begging to follow it!
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:iconalexdrawingotaku:
AlexDrawingOtaku Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Funny picture ! I like x)
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:icondjkitty10663:
djkitty10663 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student Artist
It's so fluffy I wanna poke it so much
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:iconmanekinekoni:
manekinekoni Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist
I love this draw, the head of the cat is so cute !
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:icondjkitty10663:
djkitty10663 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student Artist
The cat looks creepy to me
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:iconarchiemonty:
Archiemonty Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Please forgive me fer sounding dumb. But do not have my reading glasses. I would certainly assume that is one of Studio Ghiblis' pieces right?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's not! But the cat's face may resemble elements of Miyazaki's designs.
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:iconarchiemonty:
Archiemonty Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
it does look it..
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:iconyaypaintergirl16:
YayPainterGirl16 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehehe, how he looks!!! Love it
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:iconzaboo17:
zaboo17 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Just love it!
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:icons-a-diamond:
S-A-Diamond Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The expression on the cat is priceless. And like the comment below he does have a certain Totoro charm about him.
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:iconmochi-neko:
Mochi-Neko Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great job! i like how it has a miyazaki feeling to it. :3
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:icontjcanterbury:
TJCanterbury Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah like how the only thing she noticed is that it's suspicious but not that its humongous XD 
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:iconscourgeninjawarrior:
ScourgeNinjaWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heheheheheh dat cat doe
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:iconhorrormgafan19:
HorrorMGAfan19 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Adorable kitty :3
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:iconclockwork86:
Clockwork86 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
give it bacon then he will be your friend
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:iconke11en:
Ke11en Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it reminds me of the movie "letter to momo" O.O
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:iconmutuoffinland:
MutuOfFinland Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

<3 =3 Amazing! If I were a cat, I'm sure I would look something like that! ^^D

Thank you from your hard work! <^-^>

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:iconrose-of-the-world:
Rose-of-the-world Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know why but this is fantastic
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:iconkennysauce:
kennysauce Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I luv that cat XD
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:icondylanjaustin:
DylanJaustin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Funny :D
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:iconfreehugs4every1:
FreeHuGs4Every1 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist
Lol 2my faves :3


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:iconmrmonk10:
MrMonk10 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This reminds me of the cat bus in Totoro
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:iconhikari-no-tamashi:
Hikari-no-Tamashi Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
The expressions make this picture. A+
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:iconmeg4lovania:
MEG4LOVANIA Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not suspicious. Not suspicious at all. 
Love this! XD
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:icon741852qwertyuiop:
741852qwertyuiop Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Awwwwww!
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:iconnamelessobsidian22:
NamelessObsidian22 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It made me think of Hayao Miyazaki movies, especially The Cat Returns
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:iconifoundtheway:
IFoundtheWay Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
The cat king?
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:iconnamelessobsidian22:
NamelessObsidian22 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
maybe?
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:iconilarizz:
ilarizz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a funny drawing :icononionxdplz:
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:icondoekii:
DoeKii Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
LOOKS LEGIT TO ME
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:iconangelsheart27:
AngelsHeart27 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Lol ... what?
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:iconwhiteknightx5:
WhiteKnightx5 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
That cat looks like something in a studio Ghibli film.

Great artwork BTW.
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:icondizzytigerx3:
DizzyTigerX3 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This reminds me of My Neighbor Totoro, and Spirited Away for some reason..
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student General Artist
cuuuu;
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:iconraphael7:
Raphael7 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is a derpy suspicious cat XD
cool job ^^
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:iconaeyu:
aeyu Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work! But on a serious note, maybe it's the girls eyes giving the perception issue. If her eyes were moved down, so that she was looking downwards, it might look more obvious that the cat was next to her, not behind her o-o
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:iconantioch2:
Antioch2 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
It stares into my soul...
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:icondjdonnie:
DJdonnie Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
is that a movie if it is tell me that name please i really want to see a movie about it and tank u and i like your art work



i dont like it i looooovvve it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Sadly, this is just a one shot picture, so I'm afraid there is no movie for you to watch.
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