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08 November 2009 @ 11:26 pm
Kittens Battle it Out!  


The treacherous mountain pass known as Crow's Whisper was paved with the bones of brave travelers.

It was a bitter Autumn morning and the wind had snow in it that stung your flesh like needles. Although large the battle kitten, Kippers, didn't make a sound with his padded paws while walking on the frosted path. Creak!... echoed through the grey stone pillars as No Scars shifted her weight in the saddle; one hand on the the reins and the other hand always on the hilt of her bloodied war sword. There is a legend in this region of a ruthless guardian that patrols this pass.

Approaching a narrow crest, suddenly a loud cry rang out, a mix of wildcat and a barstool being scraped across a tile floor. The sound vibrated No Scars' bowels turning them to ice. It was the brutal 13 Scars on her raging steed Mr. Peepers! Bounding from a moss-covered crag the tabby fury hurled himself towards the travelers. Kippers fell backwards to meet their attacker with his fangs and claws. No Scars was thrown and then pinned under the bulk of her bi-colored charger. Looking towards the sky the last thing she saw was the point of a black spear and an even blacker shadow.

There will be more bones to pave the pass.
 
 
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Stan Martinopractice_cactus on November 9th, 2009 08:39 am (UTC)
Ooh Ah, is this developing into something more perchance?
Rebecca Dartr_dart on November 9th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Hmmm.... maybe. Maybe a zine of illustrations with text. That could be doable.
Robin Bougiebougieman on November 9th, 2009 09:09 am (UTC)
Your dry brush technique is getting better and better! So proud of you! ^_^
Rebecca Dartr_dart on November 9th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
Awwww.... Thanks Hon! You rock out with your cock out.
MrFunnyNutsmrfunnynuts on November 9th, 2009 11:00 am (UTC)
I just love the Battle Kittens. They are awesome and I hope that you will continue to work on the concept.

Oh, and the artwork is like crack cocaine for the eyeball. ;)
Rebecca Dartr_dart on November 9th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Your comment is like chicken soup for my inner ear.
MrFunnyNutsmrfunnynuts on November 9th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
Ha ha; you slay me!
Darryl Ayo Brathwaitenervousystem on November 9th, 2009 11:37 am (UTC)
The kittens juxtaposed with the warriors is really fun. The differences in your approaches to handling their expressions, for example, make for some interesting interplay.
Rebecca Dartr_dart on November 9th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the great comment! Well, anyone who has ever had a kitten knows you have to have a very high pain tolerance. They're a fury of uncontrolled needle-sharp claws and teeth, the perfect warriors steed.
AVIV spelled backwards is VIVA.aviv_really on November 9th, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC)
Epic stuff.
Rebecca Dartr_dart on November 9th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, you ain't seen nothin' yet.
AVIV spelled backwards is VIVA.aviv_really on November 9th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
:0
(Anonymous) on November 9th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
This is both adorable and vicious.

Your art fills me with jealousy.

JenJenRobot
Rebecca Dartr_dart on November 9th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks, your comment fills me with jelly.
Tim Crobotarm on November 9th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)
Holy mother of Crom! Your battle kittens are amazing, and I think this may be the best one yet. You should make some prints out of these.
Rebecca Dartr_dart on November 9th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
Crom thanks you.
Tammy Leetammylee on November 9th, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
on her raging steed Mr. Peepers!
My bones will join those of No Scar in the pass for I, too, am slain.
Rebecca Dartr_dart on November 9th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
Haha! Best comment E-V-E-R!
Bishop Joey: boogie buddhabishopjoey on November 9th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
I second that...
I think I'd be ordering battle kitten prints for several friends if they were available.

Battle Kittens rock.
owegamiowegami on November 9th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
Re: I second that...
yeah, me too. These are amazing.
Rebecca Dartr_dart on November 9th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
Re: I second that...
Thanks. There will be other, better Battle Kittens coming.
Hugosersugg on November 9th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
Now I want to buy a van just so I can have this painted on the side!
Rebecca Dartr_dart on November 9th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
You would get so laid!
jasoncmjasoncm on November 9th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, MAN. There is NOTHING about this piece I don't love. No Scars trapped under her kitten is the crowning jewel of the piece, though.

Wish I could have sat and watched you draw this one.
Rebecca Dartr_dart on November 9th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
Wow! I'm glad you liked it.

Drawing, for me at least, involves a lot of swearing.
jasoncmjasoncm on November 9th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
oh, me too. When I'm painting I'm usually mumbling under my breath or talking/swearing out loud. Sometimes when I'm painting with people around, I forget not to talk to myself . . . .
mike_myhremike_myhre on November 9th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
YEEEAH!! This is wicked! I'll bet that top kitty makes biscuits out of those guys.
Rebecca Dartr_dart on November 9th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
HaHa! Yeah, the kitten is the most ferocious, yet loyal, battle charger a warrior could ask for.
Scott Faulkner: metalinkboy on November 9th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
Holeeee fuuuuck!
Rebecca Dartr_dart on November 9th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
Stop it! You're embarrassing me.
jordyn f bochon: Mm-hmmyfrontninja on November 9th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
This happens in my livingroom every morning at 5.



Lady Dart, you can do no wrong!
Rebecca Dartr_dart on November 9th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
Wow! Your name must be 113 Scars by now.
tony_clifftony_cliff on November 9th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
Great day in the morning.

Put me down for a print, please and thank you.
Rebecca Dartr_dart on November 9th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks Tony!

Just a print? I think this would look great as a back tattoo.
tony_clifftony_cliff on November 9th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
Or a front tatoo. OR SLEEVES. One kitty per arm.
fearlessfosdickfearlessfosdick on November 9th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! This is so amazing. I want a whole book of these.
Rebecca Dartr_dart on November 9th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks Steve! Your wish is my command.
Brandon Grahamroyalboiler on November 9th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
This is amazing.
I really like how good that sword looks and that dr seuss
loooking cliff on the left.
Rebecca Dartr_dart on November 10th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
Thanks Brandon. Yeah, that sword is pretty nasty, it can pull your eyeballs out through the back of your head.
James Lloydpuddingsock on November 9th, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC)
You just don't stop delivering the brilliance, do you? This is one of my favorites so far. Epic and elegant to the point of drool-inducing incomprehension. The power of this composition would shame Frazetta, Dore, and McKay into a tear-stained circle jerk. The delicacy of each brush stroke is like a hand-job from a Nubian cherub. Just COMPLETELY gorgeous.
"There will be more bones" indeed...
Rebecca Dartr_dart on November 10th, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
Oh James. Jeez, hyperbole much. Thanks so much, I can always count on you to stroke my ego until it purrs.
Meitiny_vice on November 10th, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
whoop!
Kiel Westwestival on November 10th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
I really hope you continue to build this world.

The art and subject matter are so far up my alley I'm getting pregnant up in here.

darkwaterfrey: Drunk!darkwaterfrey on December 10th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
OH my gawd. This is amazing...but you already know that. How about, I think it's extra amazing, and we'll leave it at that.
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