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Cat-Skin by bluefooted Cat-Skin by bluefooted
An illustration for the Brother's Grimm fairytale, Cat-Skin - read it, if you dare!

I had to keep this under wraps for a bit because it was for a contest with anonymous entries. But that's all done now, so here it is :)

edit: Thanks so much for all the comments! I really appreciate it!

It's a disturbing little story, isn't it? I had the same problem when I first read it: I thought she'd married her pervert dad! Then I realized she'd married some other king and everything was okay :)

Also, I'm in no way condoning or supporting the fur industry - it's just part of the story.

I made a little step-by-step. Not really a tutorial, because there's not much to learn from it. But you can see it here: [link]
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Given 2007-11-28
Cat-Skin by ~bluefooted is an outstanding illustration. Beautiful use of textures and colors really make for an interesting blend of materials, the artwork almost has a traditional feel to it! A very unique style by a very talented artist! ( Featured by cosmosue )
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thisiskris89 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist
awe-inspiring
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FritzVicari Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist
I didn't know this particular fairy tale nor your works. They have surely enlightened my day. Congratulations!
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BookWormMK Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is such a lovely depiction of a fairytale. I've always loved that story. Except, wouldn't this be the version called All-Fur, since her coat is made of all kinds of animals?
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kirrashi Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
This reminds me of a folktale called Thousand Furs, I wonder if it's similar to Cat-Skin, i'venever read that one!
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minoana Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist
I am astonished by the colors and textures!
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marguilovegood Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
I remember reading the story when I was a kid, this illustration is beautiful ♥
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auroramere Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
The dress! Not every artist can conjure the props of a written fairy tale into illustrations. So lovely. The cloak is also a successful evocation of an impossible thing.
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insanity-pillz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I hope that no cats were harmed in the making of this artwork
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Rpriet1 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
What a beautiful illustration! Particularly I like the fur coat with all the different animals. Keep up the good work!
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m-a-c-h-o Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
It reminds me of a klimt painting,BEAUTIFUL!
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