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More old artwork (this one from October of last year)
Characters are mine.

This is an older piece that I did some experimenting on with fur textures and lighting to get a certain look and mood. I also wanted to try something purely gray scale (adding some faint colour filters later on).
I remember looking to create a cold and distant feeling between father and son, as if this portrait were more obligatory than invited.

**Anthros, although fun, always seem to give me trouble when it comes to mixing human and animal anatomy comfortably. It's easier when you can do it cartoony where you can warp and mess with anatomy, but when it comes to trying to accomplish realism it can be tricky to do. At least for me... There's a ton of brilliant artists out there than do fantastic work with anthropomorphic creatures, haha! I'm just not one of them... my forte is more with four footed animals, I guess?
Ah well, this one was fun. I learned quite a bit that helped with some commissioned work later on afterward.


These songs really inspired the mood/feeling for this -- [link] & [link]

PRINT UPDATE: Got a couple print requests on this one so I made it a print. There's not much to choose from with this one but, haha! Not sure who would want it as a print with all the fugly watermarks on it BUT alas, there you go :3 Whoever you are that asked for it to be enabled.



EDIT June 2013: Holy smokes! A DD?! Wowzers! Thank you so much to ^KovoWolf for featuring it :) Wow! My goodness!! :blushes: I was honestly not expecting anything of the sorts on this image. It is one I am proud of but gosh, surprising!
Thank you again for the feature :)
Hahaha, I feel kind of awful about the watermarks now .___.







Paint Tool SAI
+_enjoy_+
No sticky hands ;P
My apologies for the watermarks but I've seen this image popping up on a few sites outside dA being sold off as wallpapers and such (I don't know why but lawl) and other assorted things so I'm trying to detour that if I can. I DO have an un-watermarked version if you wanted to see, let me know :)
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Given 2013-06-25
Cold Stare by *NinjaKato is a great black and white piece that really makes the details pop. All the highlights and shadows are placed in a pristine point of this piece that makes you admire it all the more! ( Featured by KovoWolf )
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DerShishaGott Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Im not sure if this stare is impressing or scaring me...
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NinjaKato Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
How about a bit o'both? 
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DerShishaGott Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
if this is your intend you did a good job.
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NinjaKato Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Not quite the 'impressed' part but the scary part, yeah :) 
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StellasStar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
AMAZING!!! Reminds me of a piece I made long ago.. though this is MUUUCH better! :XD:
Love the feel and the detail, incredible job!
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DamaskRose0503 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just purrrr-fect :33333 Weeeeeeeeeell done! ^_=


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:+favlove: Please, visit my page [link] and ENJOY! :meow:
I want your support and appreciation :hug:
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Rozh-Fox Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Amazing
is ok the watermarks, I do too and is a good way to let the people know who's artist

your experiment is a succes!!!
I draw with SAI too but I can't do that kind of draws yet
althought I can take this as an example of how to do a good job in SAI, so -add to favorites-

CONGRATULATIONS!!! =D

by the way, besides the gray scale (I like how you handle it)
I love the idea of the kid in the side, is the cherry on the cake (so tender)

can I suggest... would you like make the eyes in blue, green color or something (it would look awesome) in my opinion
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconbluari:
Bluari Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Truely beautiful piece. Maybe there could be more details and textures on fur but the lighting is very well executed.
The thing that caught my eye was character's face expressions. I think you did very well the difference between father, an adult and a child who's eyes are more round and innocent.
Reminds me slightly of baroque spanish royal portraits, they were very stiff, showing no emotions between parents and children at all. But that's just history of art nerdyness ;>
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Art-of-KBMiller Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
Reminds me of my father's old cat. ^^ Wonderful work!
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FunkyFennec Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WOW awesome
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AoshiWulven2012 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Khajiits?
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:iconninjakato:
NinjaKato Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Nah, just cats :thumbsup:
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thetriforcebearer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Don't feel bad about the watermarks! DD's are always most likely to be stolen
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coolwolfbro Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice
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MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love the contrast in their faces- and don't worry, I didn't notice the watermarks till you mentioned it. Doesn't take away from it at all. GRATS!
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MinecrafterNenagirl Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I almost spit water out when i saw this was a DD because i had seen it earlier! Congrats on a DD : D !
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Doctor-Karkat Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
This.
Is.

AMAZING.
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Microblonde Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Also, sorry to hear about the art thieves. :(
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Microblonde Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Woooow. This is incredible. :D
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twins6292 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
awesome! I love the shading and how you got the eyes. the clothes are really nice too
oh and lol father and son Siamese cat reminded me of an old cartoon i used to watch as a kid called Sagwa the Chinese Siamese Cat
really though, great work
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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Draconis73 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Samurai cat and his nephew?

Miaowara Tomokato and Miaowara Shiro?
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NinjaKato Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Haha actually the little guy is named Xingren and the bigger one is his father, his name being Tsao
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Phaedris Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
This has a presence which is unsettling but, as a cat lover, intriguing. :deviaton:
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pasteldegas Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
this is cool
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kendramccormick Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done
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MissIp Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
remarkable
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AskTamipony Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
*Zane bows*


Lovely picture dude! :)
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moontiger5 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh MEOW! Stunning!
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Stygma Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gratz for the DD! :dance:
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:iconichinosay:
ichinosay Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Artist
this is expert art right here!
you are like a pro!
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:iconrusielewicz:
Rusielewicz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So cute!!!
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AnicaTirlea Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
The artwork is amazing[link]
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Sauti-Alamisi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats on the DD. :hooray:
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BoltDisney101 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh! This is truly inspiring!
Keep up the good work, Kato c:

For some reason this reminds me of the two dudes from that new movie After Earth.
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Dead6Emo66 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Nice work I love it and congrats :3
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Pika-Pika-Pikahu Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh my gosh Kato! I saw this at the bottom of my page and freaked! 

So happy for you C':
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nicolasjolly Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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AbysmalSecrets Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
This is an awesome picture. the feeling that you were trying to achieve with the father and son I think was perfectly done. Haha, congratulations on your DD, btw!
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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TRKizm Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
nice
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Estafina Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Writer
Yes. That is one cold stare
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NothingButJournals Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
AAH THEY'RE ADORABLE
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LindsayPrower Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on a DD I knew you could do it!
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:iconels236:
Els236 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
that;'s awesome!
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anthonytaitz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
So sophisticated!
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xtremetrmpt5 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Awesome, very sophisticated looking kitties....sophistikitties! :)
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ShonaliKapoor Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the DD! :hug:
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Saphirylis Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it! ;)
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