Sneaky Cat

Sneaky Cat

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Sneaky Cat

Title: Sneaky Cat
Pixel Artist: Trick17  (Level 8 Venus fly trap :: 16303 points)
Posted: 12/22/2011 11:36
Palette: 15 colors
Statistics:  35 comments    95 faves    0 avatars

This is my first attempt to creat something bigger as I usally do. Spend some hours (30+) to get this finished, but I'm quite satisfied with the result.

The idea for Catwoman came after I watched my best friend playing Batman: Arkham City. I'm not really a DC fan (I really love X-Men and hate Superman), but Batman is an excaption.

I think the bold outline is a matter of taste, but I think it gives a more comic-like look. And with it, the picture works at all backrounds. (That was my first thought, to tell the truth).

Used this and this as main reference, but I also looked at some other catwoman pictures to get into it.

28.12.11: Fixed some issues.

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Antiboton (Level 8 Odds and Ends) @ 7/25/2012 10:33

 God Damn! Ireally enjoy watching your art. They refresh my eyes. (Max points and Fav)

moogleymog (Level 2 Corporal) @ 1/5/2012 03:20

 Wow, so much work in this! Really love the colours, lighting and detail.

Trick17 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 1/1/2012 20:51

Thanks for the comment big brother.  There are always some littel things that can be improved (especially at humans I think), but I call this done for now. I guess I will better post a WIP in the forum next time to get some critique earlier

(And the eyes of the cat are supposed to be closed).

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 12/30/2011 00:53

I love the contrast between the harsh electric blue lighting and the warm inside glow. The textures (fur, leather) are conveyed masterfully. It might be cool to see the outline integrated into the rendering more (with the lighting).

Nitpick: the zipper seems to dip too deeply between the breasts, like she's shrink wrapped in her clothing. Her right boob seems to be a different shape (judging mainly by the top curve) than her more natural-looking left one.

I'm not a big fan of her expression. The toothless smile, raised eyebrows, and crossed eyes read "mental handicap" to me. Not a bad thing, but I suspect you were going more for sexy.

Also, are the cat's eyes open or closed?

Great work overall!

DawnBringer (Level 10 Pixel artist) @ 12/28/2011 15:49

Hmm...I want something like this too:  

Satsume (Level 10 Capo) @ 12/28/2011 02:01

very very nice work,i like the palette 

Trick17 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 12/27/2011 23:26

@ TheInquisitor: Increased the size of the loose shoe a bit. And I actually increased the cat by 12 pixels. Thanks for critique.

Trick17 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 12/27/2011 23:10

@ Cyangmou: Thank you too. Did some minor changes to the face shading, I hope it's better now

Trick17 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 12/27/2011 23:08

@ DawnBringer: I hope that's enough love now

Trick17 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 12/27/2011 23:06

Thank you for your comments!

@Christoballs: I did some changes now, based on your critique. But to the different shading: I did this, because I wanted that the gloves and shoes should look like an other material then the rest of the catsuit.

Riva (Level 6 Commander) @ 12/27/2011 08:16

The technique, the materials are great. I wouldnt want to shade this myself. So huge.

epoxy (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/26/2011 00:44


Excellent work! It's so elaborate and painterly, yet still subtly cartoonish; I like it.

Flarfy (Level 5 Detective) @ 12/24/2011 09:14

 rawr!!! That's all I got to say to this piece! Merry Christmas!!!

TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 12/24/2011 08:08

Like the composition, love the lighting. Great piece!

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 12/24/2011 03:17

pretty nice work, the first impression is really good. Although if I am looking longer at it I can spot out some mistakes, some people already mentioned some of them. But I think that the biggest problem is that the face looks to flat compared to the very good rendered body and the style is also different (only the face, not the hair)

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 12/24/2011 03:17

It's a good, demanding piece, but I think there are a few too many "little things" that stop it being great. It seems that most, if not all, have been addressed. The most significant of these is the size of the cat. I don't doubt that you can find small cats around, but for understanding purposes, I think you should make it bigger. Add, say, 6 or 7 pixels of size onto it.

I think her loose shoe is also a little small in comparison to her planted one.

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 12/23/2011 21:12

wow these colors are really great...good job.

DawnBringer (Level 10 Pixel artist) @ 12/23/2011 17:52

Overall a great look with nice lights. But I agree with Christoballs points, esp, about the cat being too small...and jittery,  it almost drowns in the thick outline  (at this size a piece relies more on general composition than pixelplacement...but the cat is still so small that it could use some more pixellove ;)).., and maybe the tail could wrap around the leg? Still, a sweet looking piece! (who doesn't love a blue-sepia contrast?)

Christoballs (Level 7 Neanderthal) @ 12/23/2011 13:01

i really like the lighting, but there are a lot of things that bother me too: the size of the hands (her right one is considerably smaller than her left one), the shading on her left leg in comparison to the right leg, regarding the lightsource. i find the cat extremely small, even if a type of cat like this exists; its face isn't very cat-like, and i think you could change the proportions if you want to make it look like a kitten. i also think that if you kept the clean look of the right foot/shoe and the head and applied it to the rest of the body instead of leaving the noisy/banded shading, this would be on another scale of greatness! :)

MyO (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/23/2011 11:34

Blue and Orange. Excellent work.

sandrowski (Level 1 Depressed) @ 12/23/2011 08:00

yeah! it's reaaly Great, great work!!!!

0xDB (Level 5 Detective) @ 12/23/2011 02:44

Great, great work. Loving the colors and the lighting and how you managed to make all the folds and the clothes and the hair and everything look so realistic while still keeping that comic book style.

Trick17 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 12/22/2011 18:51

Small update online. (Increased the size of the right foot, added an arm shadow, unnessecary color removed.)

Trick17 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 12/22/2011 17:07

Thanks for critique.

  • Maybe a bit, I'll fix it, thanks
  • Hm, I actually have no clue how big cats are compared to humans, but I think there are existing such small cats.
  • That's fine with me, because it's supposed to be something like latex

piiichan (Level 5 Detective) @ 12/22/2011 16:16

Negative points:

  • her right foot is too small.
  • the cat is too small, have you ever seen a cat as tall as a your ankle? She wears high heel boots, but nonetheless...
  • the right boot fabric looks too elastic, almost like jelly

Overall I like it anyway, good job :)

Trick17 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 12/22/2011 15:08

Thanks for the comments!

@Gecimen: Good point, maybe because I wanted to finish it to fast Well, I'll  fix this soon.

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 12/22/2011 14:55

We're seeing the rise of a new talent!

Why does that arm drop no shadow on the leg?

HotDog (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/22/2011 14:54

Awesome texture and lighting in pixel dude! Great use of colors man, congrulations

Alex Pang (Level 7 Underboss) @ 12/22/2011 14:26

 You make it look ao easy!

ECPixel (Level 8 Marshal) @ 12/22/2011 13:29


Losm (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 12/22/2011 13:26

 Holy shit. 

Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/22/2011 13:09

Superb lighting and texture in this! 

baah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/22/2011 13:07

This is a marvellous work, and only 16 colors! Congrats, i bet it will have many fans soon!

Trick17 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 12/22/2011 12:39

Thank you. And I think you are right about the game, it was more the visual content that inspired me to do this. (Didn't played the game though, just heared about it).

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 12/22/2011 11:59

Gorgeous work.  I loathe Batman: Arkham City though (tedious and the characterization of certain characters such as Catwoman is cringeworthy and really shallow compared to how she should be when written by a great writer) but this pixel art is great.

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