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Cat-holisism by ShawnCoss Cat-holisism by ShawnCoss
I must say I'm extremely excited about this piece.

This is one half (my half to be exact) of the collab between myself and my friend and tattoo artist, :iconscottversago: .

We had no real plan on what it would be but we wanted it to be fucking odd in every way possible. So I started thinking about religion as always and thought how funny it would be if religion was based on cats.

Don't ask.

All done with my trusty mechanical pencil.

BTW, I'll allow this as a dl, but please, do not use this for your own monetary gain, I don't want to have to rape your eye sockets.
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keitygrin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
it's awesome! I love it so much :)
offermoord Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Featured in the journal of :iconthe-freek-show:
Khaotis Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is fantastic work.
skin-taker Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Can't stop staring at this one. I am so in love with your style!
RainbowKyrina Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Haha !! Man' ur a boss !!!! :D I looooove it
DARGON1 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey,It's the pope-a! Haha.....I do like this. I see both the humor and the gild of this work. Very nice.
PsychicChic96 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Random deviation button brought me here...

This is super cool!! Very interesting idea. :) I mean no disrespect, but I have to say... Its spell Catholicism. Weird, I know. So you may want to change the title a tiny bit. Cat-holicism, maybe? Or maybe there's a reason you have an S?

Sorry, I just noticed and thought I would be helpful.
Or make myself look like a jerk. hahaha Your choice.
WaffleChip Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome!
Meolin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
this is so epic im gonna throw up my own brain, grow wings, cut them off with a plastic bottle, cook them and then serve them to a blind old man in this particular order if i stare at it a little longer.

got kind of the same idea about the hollowness of the cat-religion, like Mister Imbricated here, and i really adore that.
corloo Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Soso good.
Douwe-Dijkstra Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student General Artist
hehe this is so different... don't know what to say about it, but i like it :p
Skeone Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
suqer Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
You best be excited, This is fantastic!!
Ebrius-ART Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist
very nice
herzeleid31 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Writer
I love the pose. It's so absurdly creepy. Brilliant work.
KINGsenek Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012   General Artist
good stuff bro. check some of my stuff out let me know what you think. :]
Joinhandsnow Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
WendyLynn Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I effing love it! I love the wrinkles in the skin and the distorted anatomy. :love:
Written-Death Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Firstly, your work is fantastic :D and secondly they're so detailed, which leads me to ask how big are your sketches, usually?
ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
if im practicing for a larger piece I'll do 2x2 in thumbnails. But sometimes if I wanna do something big I"ll lightly sketch on whatever size paper I have at the time.

This piece in general is on bristol vellum 14x17 in paper.
Imbricated Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
It's amusing, since cats have had a role in religion before... At least for the ancient Egyptians... just not like this :D

I love that the crosses are cut-out. There's a really interesting feeling to them, because one might suppose, then, that the inside of the cat is hollow--and if the cat represents the religion, well, there's a statement there.
I might be taking that further than the "fucking odd in every way possible" intent, but the thought intrigues me.
The rat reminds me of some kind of token, hanging as it is, and the bird adds a nice balance to it. I'm digging how its beak reminds me of Plague Doctor masks. :paranoid:
Pengui Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
this is fucking odd and incredible. Love it
KatieRuckerArtwork Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow this is really cool!
Lanedude Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Seems very tongue-in-cheek at some level.
emoSelbuorT Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So what's next, cat Jesus nailed to a cross of dog food? :rofl:
You have won my admiration from the first drawing I saw, thinking back I recall it was related to Tool if my memory is sufficient and from that point on everything just goes better and better. Your wicked ways portrayed in such humorous fashion mixed with such precise style - mastery.
Have fun doing it and let us, your noble followers enjoy it too, best wishes!
Bubbliegoodness Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice concept
Fallenswordsman Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Really nice; great concept
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