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Don Quixocat by VNC-Children Don Quixocat by VNC-Children
I failed 9 contests in a row last year ... let see how many I'm gonna fail this year.

This is an inspiration from the famous novel Don Quixote, specifically the scene when he battle the wind mill "monster". the only thing different here is that my cat knight is in a serious fight, not an imaginary one like Don Quixote.

I used 2 cats, the pineapple, and the technical clock photos as base to create this piece in Corel Painter.

The most difficult part coming up with the idea of this piece is how to give each of the 3 factors meaning. Here I have the cat as knight, as cat in my culture implies flexibility, riskiness, and talent (my animal match is the cat, too :D). The clock as monster is quite simple, he controls time. The pineapple armor - which implies FERTILITY from the South that he would bring to this Northern country by defeating the monster. This is the idea I has learned in my Art History class when studying disguised symbol in Flanders paintings during the Renaissance

The story here is simple:

In a Northern kingdom there was a monster with clock head who can control time. He makes harsh winter spread all year round in order to force people to obey him. One day, a cat knight from the South came here and vowed to defeat the monster.


He was guided by a priestess to enter the monster cave. This scene is when he was calling out the monster, while priestess was praying for him. They didn't notice the clock monster had appeared behind them ... who would happen next? I leave it to you to decide :)

Fotolia Contest

One Cat, One Fruit, One Clock
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:iconspeakyst:
speakyst Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Artist
I think this entry is way better than the winners. :/
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VNC-Children Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
haha Thanks :D !!!
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:iconthecoozies:
TheCoozieS Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
I cant believe this one didnt win lol ... its so awesome ... !!!
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:iconpt200:
PT200 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
amazing concept. love it
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:iconande-art:
ande-art Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not winning is not the same as failing.
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Asheraine Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I gotta love the pineapple armour! Good job for placing in the semis. :)
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yaseminkaraca Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
it not fail it is pure epic art piece!
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Liuv Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing what a contest can make someone create, for some reason I only thought this when looking at your photo.

Amazing work! I definitely hope you win. :D
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lulubell11 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your work I hope this one will be the winner. good luck
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TicoDrawing Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe
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:iconballoonrain5:
balloonrain5 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is great :)
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:iconbiesjd11:
BieSjd11 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ITS HOT DUDE!!!
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Marziaal Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great work of art!!!
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PadawanLinea Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
LOL at the pinapple battle armor. That's such a creative and great idea!
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:iconzmaj23:
zmaj23 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
So funny :) Great idea
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talliesynn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I hope your entry is in one of the winning 3. Goodluck! :heart:
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:iconyagamiseven:
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
lol
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:iconchocolatealchemist:
chocolatealchemist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS AWESOME!
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plasma4ce Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student General Artist
this is epic, i hope you win!!
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toetox3 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
freaking epic.
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:iconl-n-1992:
L-N-1992 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student
Amazing... simply amazing
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:iconpirlipat:
Pirlipat Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
nice job!!!
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:iconjaxn777:
Jaxn777 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
brilliant!!!!
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Dmr8 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Congrats on reaching the semifinals
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zhen-zhen Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Oh goodness, the detail on the pineapple is amazing and the look of awe on the priestess cat's face is amazing too :)
This is my favourite I think :P
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:iconspinymad:
Spinymad Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Boars!!!
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:iconrodrigozenteno:
rodrigozenteno Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
hahahah awesome!
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:iconroika-elfili:
roika-elfili Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
it's beautiful! no, fantastic! :D
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:iconmikaru-rurushu-rai07:
Reminded of Narnia and The Golden Compass....
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:iconcheesylily02:
cheesylily02 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student General Artist
wow, awesome back story! :D
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:iconreidge:
reidge Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
awesome concept and awesome execution! this is my favourite from the contest!!
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:iconendarkened:
Endarkened Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Id vote this as the winner in my book. Good luck mate
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Dream-Storm Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
I love how your brought meaning to the themes :D the subtle things such as the broken tusk, fiercve face of the cat knight and the shading really bring this out!!
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tisteroc Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice pigs :D
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BobMorrison Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
"I failed 9 contests in a row last year ... let see how many I'm gonna fail this year."

you just made me feel better in the way that like "I have no hope of ever winning a comp...oh wait neither does this guy and his art is exceptional!"

I have concluded these competitions cannot be won by anyone ever.

your art is lovely tho :)
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BobMorrison Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
not saying you couldn't win tho :) just saying these comps are insane.
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:iconbionic-kitty:
Bionic-Kitty Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is EPIC marvelous work and creativity! :clap:
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:iconczathero:
Czathero Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist
Awesome sauce! :D
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:iconyaolin-yaolin:
Yaolin-Yaolin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing!
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simong666 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
hope you win
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ahmeyt05 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
:D
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jan3ll3 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
i l<3ve pigs! O: !! <3 (:
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mannitt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First thought...Really f#@*ing cool!!!
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TheRawr000000 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so epic. I hope you win! ^^
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Somebodylost Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
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wastingpaper Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
This one is the coolest ^^
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felipemoraes Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
"I failed 9 contests in a row last year ... let see how many I'm gonna fail this year." You inspire me, yet you kept trying and here it is, a semi-finalist, maybe this is your lucky time. I tryed 2 contests in deviantart, 1 I was semi-finalist, the other one, now, I have not even got semi-finals, I was already giving up, but reading your comment cheered me up, I think I will keep trying.
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CrawfordBen Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
this is beautiful.
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MyZombiePanda Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student General Artist
EPIC! I wanna see a movie based off this
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ilyilaice Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Hahah awezum!
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