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Pets by leighyoung Pets by leighyoung
I was watching ballroom dancing on PBS a couple of weeks ago and started sketching out these little animals. I really had no intention of colouring them up. I wanted to draw for drawing's sake and not think about finishing anything, which is a mindset I've been in lately and want to get out of.

But, in the end I really liked these little guys and wanted to see what they'd look like in colour. I've been doing lots and lots of detail work lately so it was very refreshing to just go extremely simple for a change.

Maybe now I can just draw without thinking of finishing things....

Thanks to for the idea of the shadows.
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:iconlifesimpressions:
LifesImpressions Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
PERFECT! Luvvvv it!
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:iconcabepfir:
cabepfir Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Digital and it still looks like a collage! Very cute :heart:
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:iconhalfrainbow:
halfrainbow Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
awww sweet! very colourful [= it rocks
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:iconkinkei:
kinkei Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
love love love love love this pic... u r great!
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:iconmrs-malfoy:
mrs-malfoy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
just wanted to let you know i featured you in my journal :D thank you for sharing this piece
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:iconleighyoung:
leighyoung Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconfuish:
fuish Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
Those are some of the cutest animal characters I've ever seen, they're so simple and yet so full of life and movement. I especially love the fish. They're all great, but the fish make me squee. <3
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elvengoddess88 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
Two words: TOO CUTE :heart: :aww: absolutely adorable!! Love the simplicity :nod:
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:iconolimpiaonelli:
olimpiaonelli Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006
wow!
sw33t!
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:iconindie-danielle:
indie-danielle Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
very cute.
great style.
love 'em!
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:icontiffanani:
tiffanani Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
Too cute! I would definitely buy a calendar with these cute pics :)
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:iconmonoh:
monoh Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006
So cute! :+fav: ^_^
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:iconrecycledwax:
recycledwax Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Ohh! They are so cute! Love the simplicity!
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:iconstarbarby:
starBarby Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006   Interface Designer
awww so sweet :*
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:iconmarchine:
marchine Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
Very nice!
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:iconlotus-kid:
lotus-kid Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
Aw, very cute. I especially like the sleeping cats, they're so sweet. I've never seen birds and cats coexist so peacefully.
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:iconx-missworld-x:
x-missworld-x Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
lovely :)
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:iconpeterzarch:
peterzarch Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
Awwww... They're so cute! I like your use of simple line shapes to indicate the mood of the animal you're drawing. Great stuff!
-Peter
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:iconpeterzarch:
peterzarch Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
Really? Well heck, you should venture outside your comfort zone more often. (Says the guy who goes all wonky if he has to take a different route home after work. Yeesh.) But seriously, your work is really good, even when you dabble in different styles. Beautiful. :)
-Peter
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:iconleighyoung:
leighyoung Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I depserately needed a break from my usual style and this is what ended up happening.
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:iconnadienne:
nadienne Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006  Hobbyist
Very cute... i like the whole paper cutout look here, really works!

for some reason, to me.... when i saw the smaller view of this, the boxes almost looked like different sizes.... because of the horizon lines in each image nad its positioning.... everything was blurring, hahaha!
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:iconleighyoung:
leighyoung Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, that's like the kind of thing you learn in high school art class, looking at slide after slide of contemporary art that's all white fields and floating boxes.
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:iconnadienne:
nadienne Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006  Hobbyist
... dont remind me.

high school art class was horrible for the most part! 2 of the 4.5 years with the teacher from the bowels of HELL!

still have never seen her draw much more than a line and a circle...
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:iconmasoudi:
masoudi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it, great work :clap:
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:iconred-6:
red-6 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006
very cool! looking at them gives a sensation of being a 3d picture!
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:iconrachel-hime:
Rachel-hime Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006
Ahh! SO CUTE!
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:icongigicom:
Gigicom Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006
yay lot of colourful cats I just love it! :+fav::+fav::+fav:
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:iconlifeternal:
LifEternal Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
I love the effects you used. ^^
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:iconglu-glu:
glu-glu Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
thats so very well designed, so simplistic, yet totally allouring, the work on the colors is superb and everything came out extra cute, very well done.
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:iconleighyoung:
leighyoung Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Well, thank you very much!
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:iconnight-rain:
night-rain Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
How... how... how cute~~~~~! *___*
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:iconpicatso:
Picatso Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
I love this! The pastel colors and simplicity is what draws me to it. Not to mention the fact I'm crazy about cats (my room is covered in them:D). Very nice!
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:iconmausmouse:
mausmouse Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
*_* You're making me love vector art!
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:iconleighyoung:
leighyoung Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
That's a really nice thing to say!
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:iconantiflash:
antiFlash Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006
I fall in love!!! this is really cute!
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:iconfizzgig:
fizzgig Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
very cute. love the simple style
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:iconfrandarko:
FranDarko Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
I love the cat, it has movement!
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:iconraygirl:
raygirl Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Those goldfish in the bowl at the bottom really remind me of my fish...and I'm sure there's a cat in there who looks like mine o_o You're really captured a piece of everyone's pets in this picture :)
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:iconbleedingrock:
bleedingrock Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah i really like the shadows. that was good advice to follow. it adds to the cute awesome.
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:iconjadedphotogoddess:
jadedphotogoddess Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006
very cute!!!!
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:iconawgie:
awgie Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
supercute!
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:iconoutlawink:
outlawink Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
Wow! These are crazy cool. Great vector work! So professional.
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:iconleighyoung:
leighyoung Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconbarkis1:
Barkis1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
Thats to cute! But no corgis :(
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:iconleighyoung:
leighyoung Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Alas, no dogs at all. I guess I'm more of a cat person so I didn't sketch that many dogs I liked. Maybe in Pets II? ;)
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:iconbarkis1:
Barkis1 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
:w00t:
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:iconmeghanmurphy:
MeghanMurphy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Dude -- that's some amazing work! The shapes are so simple and perfect. Love!
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:iconleighyoung:
leighyoung Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I got the idea of the shadows from you, so thanks!
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:iconlili-la-terreur:
lili-la-terreur Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Student
this is so so cute... my godness
i want a little cat!
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:iconmsnfreak:
msnfreak Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
this pic is cute!
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