...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.