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M'ere Cabot by JohnSu M'ere Cabot by JohnSu
I'm not sure what if I got it right, but online dictionaries tell me "Mère Cabot" is "Mother Dog" in French. It's a childless apparition which wanders the streets, spiriting away unattended infants to raise them as her own. She's doesn't eat them or anything - just cares for them like a normal ghost-dog-mother would.

The mossy stuff growing on the carriage and the glowy background is sort of inspired by Mushishi.

I didn't make this for any reason in particular. Just didn't want to do a lab write-up.

Made in Flash.

EDIT: Some have brought to my attention that "Cabot" is a familiar form of "Dog" which could just as easily be replaced with "Pooch." Thanks, guys. But after looking at the alternatives, I've decided I like the sound of "Cabot" more.
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Hetare-muni Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so nice ! and beautiful
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Desopilar Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't want to do my lab write-up eiter.....
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dabingo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
chien de mère is mother dog in french, buddy.

Now that I spot the edit you made, I care not to erase what I've already written. Why, I don't know.

Anyways, Nice drawing. Always liked yours, and good luck with them in the future.
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Krooner Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mushishi! <3
this is really awesomefultastic 8D
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Aisling-M Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
Please forgive my ignorance, but, what is Mushishi?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is an anime.
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Aisling-M Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
Ah, thanks.
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mrRiver Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
hey! i learned something today about the french language and it wasn't in french class. the only way to say dog i was ever aware of was chien.
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Kalizich Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
:no: Better stories always have mothers eating their children, John.



On another note, geez, your artwork kicks Hayao Miyazaki's butt. And the ideas are more promising.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hohoho, a bit extreme, but thanks!
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KarlyNoelleAbreu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. This is lovely. I'd never heard of the Mother Dog either, and I love that sort of thing.
Very nice.
Though, at a glance the dog looks a bit more like a rat or some rodent.
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alien-13 Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
i love it great job i love ghosts ^-^
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tildessmoo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
I think I prefer chien, considering that cabot also means "corporal."
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:iconjesti:
Jesti Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
YOU CAN SEE INTO MY DREAMS DX
I had a nightmare with this thing in it, and it looked almost exactly the same.
That's freaky! D:<
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whooaah. Any memory of what it was doing?
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Jesti Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
Mmkai:
After my mum had come in the room and told me a fairy tale about one, that thingy floated
above the house across from mine in a creepy way.
RLYCREEPY.
Then it abruptly stopped right in front of my window, and looked me in the eye.
Very weird dream. o-o I woke up and was like, "What the heck does that mean?! D8<"
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT...is very very scary. It would have been less scary if we knew what it was doing.
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Jesti Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
Yesssssss >w<
Butbut, your drawing of it is so much cuter. 8DD
The one in my dream was vurreh scary looking. D;
I think it was supposed to be some kind of death omen. Ahaha...ha... ... *eye twitches*
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Nya-Nya-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
that would be a great children's story
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Kahea-wolfess Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007
Awesome doggie... She indeed has an mother-like presence to her.
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Penguwin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
excellence...
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SakkidattaHydra Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Student Digital Artist
It's both sad and pretty at the same time.... Love the backround! :heart:
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RebelAtheist Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006
Lab write ups. absolutely the crappiest things ever assigned in chem. expecially when your group is comprised of morons and you have to do all the work your self >.>
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*nod nod*
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Ammy-my Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
That is a nice picture ^^ It would fit really well in a storybook or something ^^
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blue-elem3nt Featured By Owner May 22, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, you're quite talented with Flash!
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Haroshi Featured By Owner May 18, 2006
I would of thought it would be m'ere chein
Anyway great art
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DizzyTenshi Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
Inresting story! :3 I think it's very cute and endearing.
Nice detials and colors!
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isil-ando Featured By Owner May 13, 2006
I love what you do. You're very talented :nod:
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OscarSiFu Featured By Owner May 11, 2006
How terrifying!
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AnnVole Featured By Owner May 11, 2006
I like all tha thought that went into the title.

Very facinating ghost design with decades of wear on the robe without any legs.

The light from below including the wheel shadow is very nice... both warm and creepy at the same time

I love the carrage design too
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yoboseiyo Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
"mère cabot" is actually mother pooch.
the problem with translating online is that it doesn't take into account idioms.
and that's an idiom.
you've got the explanation of the idiom correct, it's just that online dictionaries tend to suck hard core 'cause they only translate each word individually, not the whole phrase all at once.

but it's so cute that it doesn't matter, and now that i've said all that i feel a little silly.....

:stupidme: :ohmygod:
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JohnSu Featured By Owner May 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yeah. Dictionaries are a sad lot, but I like how the words sound together. Thanks for the info, anyhow! I appreciate it. ^_^
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starlightgenie Featured By Owner May 10, 2006   Traditional Artist
Cute! If all ghosts were like this, I wouldn't be so afraid of them. XD
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minakim Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
i love it.
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sweet-choia Featured By Owner May 10, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
This is magnificent. <3
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LiebesspielDark Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
jejeejeje is very cute! ^^
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warbanana Featured By Owner May 10, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow.. Your skill in vector is awe inspiring OwO.. *bows down to excellency*

I like the story behind this :nodL
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Loneychan Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
Pwetty Su-kun!
Poor doggie.
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The-Appalled-Artist Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
oOoh, I like it.
Interesting story.
Wonderful drawing. ^w^
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Strength Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
Hmm.. :)
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Racket Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
I'm not sure i quite understand, but a wonderful pice of work none-the-less.
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Mew-seeker Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
Nice. ^-^
Technically, "chien" is the proper term for dog in French.
The word "cabot" is on a familiar level.
Like going under the "-san" level in Japanese maybe?
Then again, "Mère cabot" does the job well as a name, better than "Mère chien" IMHO.
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Maverick22 Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
:clap:

What program was this done in?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner May 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, this was made in Flash - like all my vector works.
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Maverick22 Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
really?
wow. Thats such great Flashing skills... >.> though you've already shown it through your Flash movies.
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eluoj Featured By Owner May 10, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... that really doesnt look like vectored @_@ XD love the way it was colored!
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Amarynceus Featured By Owner May 10, 2006  Professional General Artist
From what I recall, lab writeups were meant to be procrastinated as much as possible. Damn tedious pointless things... :P And, what better way to procrastinate than by drawing...

Nice pic! I quite like that ghostly-grey green and purple. That translation sounds right to me... not that I know French, but I've picked up a tiny smattering from film and such.
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Jiisuri Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
I like it~^^

Especially the mossy stuff~
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