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A Cat's Cottage by YanasPrecursor A Cat's Cottage by YanasPrecursor
This is my Entry for the Fotolia Contest

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Why I submitted
I always dwell over contest and their prizes and how it would feel to be a winner for once.. But I always put myself down by thinking I'm not going to win anyway or I'm not good enough. So for once, I took part in something greater than just a contest, I threw my shitty self esteem out the window and I will not care what anyone else thinks, because I did it for myself. Win or not, I actually did something for myself and I feel at ease with that.

About the Art
I had browsed through plenty of entries looking for an idea that had not yet been created. I noticed everyone using only one clock, cat, and fruit. Since the contest states that one must use at least one cat, fruit, and clock I decided to use all nine (9) stock photos from the Fotolia Asset Package.

I was unsure if I could draw the images freehand or if I had to use the image in some way in the art so I decided to make it safe by using the images and tracing over them. Therefor this art falls under the photo manipulation category.

The Story
So that the Judges don't get confused of what's going on let me lift some weight. This is a cat's cottage, clearly in this world cats can drink tea and eat cuisine! Of course cats admire Tigers, they are large cat breeds with perfected stripes. So on the wall to your left we have Miss Tiger (aka miss universe) who would never think of eating a mouse, but protects them. And we have the main cat sitting on the couch being a hypocrite and teasing the mouse hanging from a string holding the clock. We have fairies and fireflies in this world as well.

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The original size is 1800x1080pixels
9 Stock Photos from Fotolia Asset Pack
Cat:fav.me/d33qlge | fav.me/d3408n9 | fav.me/d345poj
Fruit: fav.me/d3895ok | fav.me/d38k0nz | fav.me/d30nv6b
Clock: fav.me/d30nugi | fav.me/d30nu64 | fav.me/d3atqs9
Start date was March 9th and finished today April 4th.
Good luck.

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10/16/2011
Edit:
Oooooooh a Daily Deviation! You're so cool :iconwdwparksgal: you made my day so happy you have no idea ^^ Thank you so much!!!
And thank you all for the lovely comments and support!



If you like my art you can see more at my personal website or social networks. :heart:

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Fotolia Contest

One Cat, One Fruit, One Clock
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-10-16
A Cat's Cottage Fotolia Contest entry by ~YanasPrecursor ( Featured by WDWParksGal )
:iconiw-o-l-f:
iW-O-L-F Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
awesome!
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:iconblack-raven19:
Black-Raven19 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so sweet, I LUV IT!!!!!!!
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:iconsmilingpeeps:
smilingpeeps Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
adorable!!!!
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:iconradlykitty:
radlykitty Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OMG I LUV IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :la:
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:iconyanasprecursor:
YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :hug:
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:iconradlykitty:
radlykitty Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ur welcome :iconhugplz:
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:iconsummerrocks4me:
SummerRocks4Me Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks so cute! I think every cat would love to live there!
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:iconyanasprecursor:
YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thank you! ^^
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:iconswirlyeyeshypnotize:
SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous work, my friend, pure art! :heart:
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:iconyanasprecursor:
YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you dearly. :hug:
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:iconswirlyeyeshypnotize:
SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome, my dear! ^^
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconyanasprecursor:
YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
My pleasure! :hug:
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:iconkecharagrl:
kecharagrl Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
i hope you win. I could stare at this for hours....
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:iconyanasprecursor:
YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The contest is long over but I still appreciate it. I believe deviantart does not give DD's for contest entries before the contest expires, that would otherwise be considered "unfair". ^^
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:iconwadadlikat:
wadadlikat Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
oh la la
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:iconyanasprecursor:
YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D thanks
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:iconmajadalgaard:
MajaDalgaard Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to visit the cat in its cottage! Beautiful work.
And I love the lamp!
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:iconyanasprecursor:
YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thank you so much. :hug:
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:iconradlykitty:
radlykitty Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
luv it!!
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:iconyanasprecursor:
YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconradlykitty:
radlykitty Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ok
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:iconnarsiox:
Narsiox Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
WOW! This is AMAZING.
Congrats on the DD!!!!
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:iconyanasprecursor:
YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, greatly appreciated. :)
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
You're welcome! I love this! It is hard to go wrong with kitties anyway, but this is beautifully done :hug:
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ArriGumDrop Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this! Definitely reminds me of a book I used to read when I was a kid. Unfortunately, I've forgotten the name.. Lol Still love it!
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:iconyanasprecursor:
YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe thank you so much. :D
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:iconindigokitty:
IndigoKitty Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student General Artist
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS
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:iconyanasprecursor:
YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thank you!
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:iconzhon890:
Zhon890 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic image, I hope you don't mind but as soon as I saw this I made it my desktop wallpaper :)
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:iconyanasprecursor:
YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww thank you so kindly!
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:iconsupermetroid2:
SuperMetroid2 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Magic
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:iconyanasprecursor:
YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ thanks!
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:iconfoxstarr:
Foxstarr Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011   Writer
A beautiful whimsical piece. I love the overal tone.
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:iconyanasprecursor:
YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly, feedback is much appreciated!
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:iconpiggie50:
Piggie50 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
This is absoultely adorable!!! I love the cute little cat!! And his little tiger poster! XD
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:iconyanasprecursor:
YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thank you!
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DemonKitsuneOfNight Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student General Artist
So cute, I love it! Good luck in the contest! Congrats on the DD, too!
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:iconyanasprecursor:
YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! The contest is long over but I still appreciate it! :D Your "Good Luck" was too late thus I never won lol. I'm kidding! Thanks.
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DemonKitsuneOfNight Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Aw, well, still!
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lirel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Cute!
I think you used two one-point perspectives, so it looks a little odd. Next time, I think using two-point would be better for something like this.
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:iconyanasprecursor:
YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed! Thank you for the critique. It just takes time and practice. :D
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bluewolf359 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student General Artist
This is wounderful and looks like it took a whi;e, I was definitly worth it!
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:iconyanasprecursor:
YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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snick-n-snee Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
The manip/digital painting is wonderful. I had fun trying to find all the stock images you used! Very subtle and effective.
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:iconyanasprecursor:
YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconlilli-blue:
Lilli-Blue Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011   General Artist
It is so cute and has such a nice cosy and homelike feeling to it.

And the little touches like the fish in the bowl, or the little blue pillow with the paw on it are the icing on the cake.
I also like the moon and stars very much.
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw why thank you dearly, kind comment. :D
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Bryseyas Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thiz fkin GREAT, amazing, awesome :love:
I have a persian kitten just like the one on this work

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