The Big Book of Cats is a weekly illustration project. In 1998, I was 11 years old and decided to make a 200 page encyclopedia of anthropomorphic cat girls. I’ve made a vow to honor this horrific piece of literature and redraw every cat girl and post a new drawing along with the original for the internet’s amusement. Want to know more? Read my official introduction here and check out all the drawings so far here!
You’re welcome and I’m so so sorry.
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Today, I regretfully introduce you to Cyndy. I already had a Cindy, so I guess I just loved the name sooo much, I had to get creative with spelling this time. Sheesh. No offense to any Cyndys out there. Just sympathy.
I’m pretty sure Cyndy’s face is another endearing blatant plagiarism attempt, but I don’t remember the source. Copying the styles of cartoons or illustrations I liked was my way of learning when I was a kid, but it’s pretty amusing to look back on.
Cyndy has this sort of sporty, tomboy thing goin’ on, but then you notice the socks and Mary Janes… so weird. Based on some of my recent cat girls, I was clearly very inspired by the idea of shorts paired with unconventional footwear. I dig it.
Drawing-wise, I tried to experiment with combining some linework with my new favorite Photoshop brush* and the lineless technique I always use. I like the look! I’ll probably mess around some more like this. :)
*The brush is from Kyle T Webster’s Ultimate Photoshop Brush Pack 1, by the way! Brush pen setting. I really recommend it! The response to pressure sensitivity on my tablet is great.