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What You Say? re-paint by katanimate What You Say? re-paint by katanimate

Decided it was time for me to attempt a re-paint of my most viewed artwork. It's been about ..5 or 6 years, so I hope there has been an improvement. It took about ten hours fewer then the first try XD

Original: What You Say? by katanimate

PaintTool SAI, Adobe Photoshop and Wacom Bamboo

Edit: A li'l note, some people have commented that they like how the other one is stylized better. At the time (age 16) I was going for highly realistic, so that's how I re-painted it.
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Marcie-Gumball Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Looks like it's a real picture!
ISS51 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Eyes are absolutely stunning!
malawika Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ellycolor Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I thought that this is a photo in the first seconds! You are so talented! Wow! 
nesdam Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nawwwww, and your gallery is absolutely gorgeous! Incredible work, and so cute as well! :love:
YukiOkamiFrench Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
il est trop beau! *w* j'adore le rendu!
Moonstar-Kate Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Cool)
Sciencelover5 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks real :D
LindArtz Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Adorable :heart:!
BetweenAsleepAndWake Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a cutie ! :iconfishyplz:
Pixelpanda42 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwww!!! I love those eyes, and the fur looks so soft I just want to reach into the picture and pet it!!!!
itachixsakura7777 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Cute :D
ReVau Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Bumble2011 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, I'm very impressed by your re-paint, when I first viewed it, it looked like a photograph :)

I love version 1 too, it's sooo cute :)
xDarkestSpirit Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
I thought this was a photo even when I clicked on it. I had to zoom in to see that it was real.
ChuChuKitty Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
wow this changed
blueMALOU Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconawesome-plz: Well done.Great job!!!
Ciullo-Corporation Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow... I thought I was watching a photo
Rissikah Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Beautiful ! Look like photography , soooo real :)
greenytijana Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wooooooaaaaaaahhhhhh it looks like a photo of a black panther cub from afar!
cellaradore Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Good lord, woman. This is fantastic.
AmxBri Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks so real...its amazing.
kit-kat-stories Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMYGOSH this is just too much cuteness. Such a blue eyes *__*
DubstepCat Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Could've sworn this was a photo...
AuroraDragon2272 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!even better than the cute one in my opinion!
BeeStarART Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OMG O.O i so thourght this was a photo!! XD
4DAMANT Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought this was I photo! Great job! ^u^
MzKitty45601 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah. So adorable. that face would melt anyone's heart. I sure wish I could draw like that. You are a true artist.
Toyger Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Though the first one is great... this one... wow, you have gotten so much better! =D
allison731 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats, you got :iconcutebegplz: cute badge for this work in :iconwhispermewish: group.
This is badge for most cutest art in our group.
You can find your art in Badge-CUTE folder in our group.
This is your 1st cute badge. Collect 10 of this kind and your avatar will be in Cute-Badges folder forever. :sun:
JadestoneKittyArtist Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PAINTING?!?!?! :O I thought it was a photograph!!! :D ITS ADORABLE!!
TransformersGerl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I-I can't even grasp the fact that this is a painting!!
I saw the title and was in misbelief.
The details are very accurate and the shading is beautiful, amazing job!! :clap:
NerdyFox Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
at first when I saw this I thought it was like real and I was like omg so cute, and then I saw it was painted and I was like holy crap asdfasdf so amazing and it's cute how do art <33 ;w;
HorrorShop Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait... THIS IS PAINTED?! Omiglobish! It looks like a picture! >3<
Tinetheeviltwin Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i want it!!! it is WAYYY to CUTEEE!!! :O

i want it ^^
LynnDuffy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work on this. So very realistic.
Awkward-Bunii Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
he is adorable!
dahowlers Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
I love how you do fur :3
akeli Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   General Artist
holy...! This is amaaazing! Gorgeous! Great job, kat, you've made leaps and bounds! :D
rlyawesome Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww :iconilavplz::iconloveloveplz: A great improvement! :+favlove:
Though the shape of the head in the previous one looks a bit more realistic than this one. But overall a huge improvement. I love it! :iconbwavoplz:
SarrinaWolfChick Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Artist
wow such an improvement!~
Bloodstainedhowl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
It's really adorable and a great piece but I like the old one's eyes more o3o
It's just that these eyes don't feel real. Since it looks like there is no faults in the patterns. And as we know, nothing in nature is perfect.
Sooo, the old eyes had little faults in the "patterns" and weren't consistent like these eyes. And so the eyes seem fake in this one.
If that makes sense =w=;
Everything else is amazing. Especially the fur, it is pretty darn awesome.

Anyway go ahead and disregard my comment since you didn't as for critiques. =w=;;
hotlilme74 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   General Artist
aww too cute!
Foxolive Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Two words: Freakin' adorable. :iconilikeitplz:
Hipakipa Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it looked like a photo from the tumbnail to me heehe!
ravenclaw4ever Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
PewterKat Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
D'aww. Can't tell which one I like better.
StellaMay2807 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
This one has a ridiculously high 'awwwwww' rate. You certainly have improved! But to be fair the original was amazing too so...(and you were 16 at the time) :clap:
Love how you detailed his/her? head and the rest of the body is blur. :aww: :meow:
tigerallied Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well hopefully you will do another one in 5 years :). Wounder how that will look.

You certainty have improved a lot.
Tarantula-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I like the ability to purchase the file : D I hope you get some business out of that. It isnt much, but thats why I think people will do it.
I love seeing work side-by-side! Yeah, the other one is stylized more, but if you were attempting something highly realistic this more recent one definitely takes the cake xD I have this strange obsession with how you do whiskers haha.
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