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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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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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TheCoozieS Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
I cant believe this one didnt win lol ... its so awesome ... !!!
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PT200 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
amazing concept. love it
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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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