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Curiosity kill the cat by darkmello Curiosity kill the cat by darkmello
poor 'cat'...

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please fullview, the bottom part looks better in fullview :P
I tried to use different brushes here, it was fun :D
done in Photoshop cs2 :)
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:iconmenollysagittaria:
MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, the juxtaposition of innocent wonder and harsh reality is really striking. The boy, having found something he thinks is cute and fluffy, is smiling wide. But, we as the observer are left to wonder ourselves just what this little creature looks like. We can't see its face, so we cant judge for ourselves what its intentions or predispositions might be. Almost all we have to go off of is a cat who's dead (which you might not even notice until you do a double take, because it cleverly appears like the cat is just curled up) On the one hand, cats themselves play with and terrorize their food without a second thought, so it's almost a comment on that behavior- nothing is "bad" in the natural world, we only assign that to our own actions because of our conscience. There's even some leaves near the scene, suggesting a natural-ness in lieu of the constructed and artificial world of the rest of the picture. On the other hand, it's clearly beheaded the cat in a very non-naturalistic way. Some predators might attack the head, (jaguars, for instance) or start eating there, but they hardly ever pay special attention to separating it from the body. That is squarely in the realm of humans, as it has all sorts of cultural and superstitious meaning you can unpack. Is it some mix of the two possibilities? In conclusion, the blue creature seems to be hiding its deed, as if it feels some sort of shame or recognizes a child's special status or vulnerability to trauma. Is its pudgy little arm at rest, or outstretched, seeking to obscure what's behind it? We still worry for the boy, but there are signs there that give us hope he might be safe from the cat's fate. Even then, how will it prevent the child from coming closer and discovering its secret? Can it communicate? Will it growl to keep him away? 

You have a wonderful talent with environments. The primarily purple/blue backdrop makes the creature's yellow tinted coat and especially the boy's bright orange umbrella pop out. This could also suggest being sheltered and free from the horrible elements of the world while you're young. 
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keitone Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and also great analysis of the picture! 
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:iconkeitone:
keitone Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you put what I was thinking so perfectly together in this comment! 
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:iconmenollysagittaria:
MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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Laxmi-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish the cat were alive :(
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
But the cat comes back. [link]
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:iconcbear1026:
Cbear1026 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Bwahahaha! I remember watching that cartoon as a kid.

Darkmello you are an awesome artist! I need to get ready for bed but can't stop looking at your gallery.
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ilovebungasomuch Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
looks like I will cry. I love the way u make the people feels an emotion of your art work. u are great.
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:iconzalcoti:
Zalcoti Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012   Digital Artist
And the kid is next!
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:iconpixelphreek:
pixelphreek Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
:(
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:iconsnowginger:
snowginger Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
based on true story XD hehe
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:iconblacktrain:
blacktrain Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
poor cat,. oh boy, please, dont step closer :((
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:icondigingdeep:
digingdeep Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ki opo to critonw bang?
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:iconyasol:
yasol Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Actually i used to say that my name can be curiosity
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:iconyasol:
yasol Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Lol, I love it!!
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:iconriyuchan:
riyuchan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I love it~~~~
and the colors are great~~~
but I'm sorry for the poor cat....
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:iconmike-horo:
mike-horo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
OH SO CU... ejem. mom... i love you.
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:iconaaron-randy:
Aaron-Randy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
amazinglahh
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:iconqllm:
QllM Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:clap:....
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:iconkianps:
KianPs Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
omg !!! very nice :D
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eklips23 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
eep .___.
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:iconyaruyachi:
yaruyachi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Kasian kucing nya .... :'(
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:iconpsychotic-bambi:
Psychotic-Bambi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome art c:
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Snailbun Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is really nice, even with the poor kitty.
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:iconastral-muffin:
Astral-Muffin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh God! It was so cute and suddenly I saw the cat =(
Damn I'm gonna have nightmares tonight -.-"
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RebenaTeRa Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
haha Now I know who is Curiosity
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Turtlemandan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
NOOOOOOOOOO NOT THE KIITTYYYY!!!!! :( this is a good drawing but I refuse to fav it because the kitty is DEAD!!!!
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Orsonfoe Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
But satisfaction brought it back to life.
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kamochici Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist
that is AMAZING. I love it. I used to wonder what killed that cat.
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CaramelCookie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Every time someone told me that phrase "the curiosity killed the cat", I'd ask "how did it die?"
Well, now I know. :|

Great work! :D
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LL-LittleLord Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
wee~ jd rajin upload ya :)
settingnya ini Indonesia bnget haha
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alma-artmania Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hooo sekarang aku tau napa kok nuansanya ungu....
Baru sadar dari judulnya...
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Tsukarii Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student
such a sly curiosity monster :o hopefully the boy will be safe....
i like how the monster is wearing a hoodie though, it lightens the mood a bit after/before seeing the poor cat ;m;
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Yumenthic Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wih horor :faint:
ambience nya kesan soft, tp tema di dalamnya pembunuhan woooo :rofl:
btw spanduk di kiri atas itu mmg sengaja terbalik y :la:
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Tsuishi78 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
First impression : so cute ! :love:
And when you see the dead cat : Kid ! Stay away ! :fear:
But, it stay a masterpiece !
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XxRockinPrincessxX Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
0.0

KID, STAY AWAY FROM THAT THING.
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empe13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
I absolutely love the atmosphere.
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:iconkotwebck:
kotwebck Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
I just love this, masterfully executed
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:iconecholanding:
EchoLanding Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
the poor kitty!
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:iconyangyexin:
Yangyexin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Is it bad that I wished the monster got the kid instead of the cat? Yes? Ok. OTL

Anyways, great job CB
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Emotocat Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Gaaaaaaa! I can't decide wether to say "Aaaaaaw =)" or "EEEEEW D=" So Confused! It's a really great picture!
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mokax3 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait.. the cat's tail seemed connected to something.. what it is? or it's just me? D:
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kotorikurama Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
poor kitty
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:iconmoochirin:
Moochirin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondesucryplz:
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BlueBubble-L Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist
aaaaw so sad yet cute
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killuagirl123 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
awww the cat didn't even see it coming. Cute picture though.
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cornacchia3000 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
nooooooooooooooooooo!
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cewie-clown Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012   General Artist
careful boy!! dont get closerr!!!!!!!! aaaa @_@
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redzer0fox Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
poor cat, but amazing picture. love your coloring style. :D
The details in this piece are fantastic.
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kriskuna Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;A; omg
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