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in another universe... by comrade-carpet in another universe... by comrade-carpet
...we'll meet again.

I drew this after my cat died, a few weeks back. It was part of a much bigger picture that I haven't had the motivation to finish.

Chino was a feral cat that decided to grace me with her presence. She would only come at dusk and leave at dawn. We used to sit on the front porch together during the summer nights. Despite her feral beginnings, she loved people. She would howl at the door until someone came out. I'd look down at her bowl. It was usually full. She just wanted company. She bit my toes and drooled. She was a tortoiseshell cat with a tail like a raccoon. Towards the end she started losing weight. She wouldn't eat.
On the last day I saw her, she pulled her skinny body over to me and we sat on the porch.
We both knew what was coming.

The last time I saw her she was purring.
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syxx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a heartfelt piece :heart: It seems you had a deep connection with your cat to evoke such feelings in your artwork.
The style is beautiful, so much time and effort has gone into all your cross hatching of those walls and sky.
I love the iconic elements in this too, like there is life after death and it isnt all over once you leave this world.
comrade-carpet Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
Thank you :heart:
I'm glad the message I was trying to portray came through.
wolvenillusion Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful... <3 I'm so sorry for your loss.. and that was a beautiful story about her.

The inking looks wonderful. definitely a fave.
weezil936 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2005
what a beautiful story ;__; It would make a good short story, not just a description.
your hatching is impeccable, and,, oh god, i just can't over the story, it's so beautiful...
comrade-carpet Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2005
Thank you.
I can't write though. I guess you could just call this a really, really, really short story.
weezil936 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2005
:giggle: sure
abyss-dog Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2005
I'm sorry for your loss, Astro. I know how it hurts to lose a pet. They're more than just animals. They're friends. I love how you did the planets and stars. It really seems to convey the fact that there's a lot more out there, and how small we are in comparison to the universe, The cross-hatching looks great, and I especially like the inking style on the walls.. particularly how you let up on the inking towards the lower parts of the wall, as though light is hitting it.
comrade-carpet Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2005
Thank you, it means a lot to me.
Kheezero Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004
Awesome drawing, the texturing and planets are really good! But such a sad story behind it, sorry about your cat...
comrade-carpet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2004
It's ok, we had a good couple of yearsl. I'll miss her, but I think she's in a better place now.
thank you.
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