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Billy by Heatherzart Billy by Heatherzart
24" x 36"
Scratchboard and Ink

I'd like to take a moment to thank Alannah Hawker :iconalannah-hawker: for letting me use her photo of Billy . She's a fantastic photographer so please check her out if you haven't already. Thanks Parabuteo78 for helping me figure out the thumbnail!

I finally have a professional photo of Billy! I'm updating my print shop now.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-12-17
Billy Scratchboard and Ink by *Heatherzart "...I'm blown away this is so beautiful!" ( Suggested by Ev-sta and Featured by WDWParksGal )
:iconstarlitlady:
At first glance I thought this was a photo, honestly! The detail of each hair and whisker! I've never seen anything like this on scratchboard. The colours of the cat mix well with the black (of course) That's why I why I give this five stars in Vision!

Four stars on Originality because it was based on a photograph, still, nothing wrong with a reference.

Once again, I give you five stars. On Technique. Such beautiful artwork no matter what. One can easily see the time put into this piece.

This hit me pretty hard in impact. When I really looked at this piece, I saw a focused cat, like he was stalking his prey! And seeing that a photograph can be turned into something even more amazing! Beautiful work.
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:iconlandriaker:
When I was browsing the Daily Deviations I truly thought this was a photo. Even now knowing it is not, I still believe it is. The detail done just tricks the mind into thinking it is a picture taken by a HD camera. Truly amazing talent here.

As you stared at the fur, each color blends into each other. Like true fur would do. The black line within it stand out, brilliantly done. The eyes capture your attention and part of you want to turn to look at what he/she is staring at. Then another part want to reach out the pet this wonderful painting.

I am glad I happened upon this priceless piece of talent.
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41 out of 41 deviants thought this was fair.

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:iconcorvus16:
corvus16 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This (and all of your work) is incredible! Beautiful detail.
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:iconcloudyandmatrix:
CloudyandMatrix Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
you want a kitten follow these steps 1. draw the kitten you want 2. watch a cat video 3. post this on 10 other things. in the morning you will find a box next to your bed
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:icontimelessflight:
TimelessFlight Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absaloutely gorgeous
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:iconkelsick:
KeLSick Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Wonderfully! *_*
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:iconvkahri:
VKahri Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
So I was like... "Scratchboard and Ink?! Are you freaking kidding me?! OH MY GOSH! WOW!"
Ahem... truly amazing!
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:iconalannah-hawker:
Alannah-Hawker Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Photographer
It still amazes me how realistic this looks Heather! Hope you're well!
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:iconthequietartist12:
TheQuietArtist12 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your work, I've always wanted to try scratchboard, but I have no idea how to do it lol
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:icontwainwall:
Twainwall Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful. An amazing piece of art! :clap: :+fav: :D
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:iconwolverine041269:
wolverine041269 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a stunning and beautiful work of art :D
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:iconmarwash:
MarWash Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
is it possible that you're actually getting better, or at least more detailed? :clap:
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:icondemiveemon:
demiveemon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking more lifelike than ever. *_*
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:iconcindysart:
CindysArt Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So very very beautiful! :love:
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:iconviridianman:
ViridianMan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Cool!
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:iconvergilicious:
Vergilicious Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Looking at this makes me speechless. Fantastic artwork.
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:iconluckyseven11779:
luckyseven11779 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I feal the moisture in his eyes and nose, brilliant !!!!!!
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:iconblacknightingale81:
BLACKNIGHTINGALE81 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   General Artist
featured your art in my journal:)
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:iconsyarasirene:
SyaraSirene Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing, the shading, the fur, the eyes, even the texture on the nose, and everything is just perfect! I am way more that impressed, more like shocked ^^ Keep on painting and drawing and inking xD
Well, just continue making incredible masterpieces ^^
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:iconstonedinc:
stonedInc Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you get the colors?
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:icondetourhk:
detourhk Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
awesome
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:iconwolverine041269:
wolverine041269 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing work of art :)
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:icondinorider:
Dinorider Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
WOW! loving your gallery!
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:icontera11:
Tera11 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
I wish I could paint my beloved kitty just like you painted this picture, so beautiful and basically perfect.
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Sometimes you just get lightning in a bottle, I kind of feel like that's the case with Billy. Keep practicing, you'll get there.
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:iconschwarz-tee:
Schwarz-Tee Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
soooo amazing o.o
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:iconaerosaur83:
Aerosaur83 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh. My. GOD.
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:iconosmatar:
Osmatar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is simply mindbowing. It's amazingly beautiful and actually somehow more pleasing to the eye than the photo it was based on. You are one seriously talented artist!
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:iconanniecanjump:
anniecanjump Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Holy smokes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can someone be this talented!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of the best cats I have seen yet.
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:iconvizshua:
vizshua Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
you are seriously incredible..
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:iconmazdi:
Mazdi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I can't even believe how beautiful this is, it looks like the photo itself!
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:iconkickasstiel:
Kickasstiel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks REAL! OMG, You're great! You almost got it perfectly to that picture.
How do you add such colors to a scratchboard!?
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:icongenkofox:
GenkoFox Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing!!
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:iconsecretlyazombie:
SecretlyaZombie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
absolutely amazing, your work is awesome
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:icon0salishan:
0salishan Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
I thought this was a photograph, it is absolutely stunning and more beautiful than a photograph could look. You are very talented.
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:iconlittle-las:
little-las Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am speachless!
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:iconpalet-pod:
palet-pod Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I even even know where to start or say . . . How the hell. Thats just ridiculously amazing.
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:iconladyvedder:
LadyVedder Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Now that is what I call a lot of whiskers!
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:iconlollyne:
Lollyne Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful :clap: I like it more that the original photo which is also great.
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:iconhelix7:
Helix7 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
oh my god, you are amazing!!!!!
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:iconlightrainbow:
lightrainbow Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello! I featured your wonderful artwork in my journal: [link] ! :clap:
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:icongabrielgrob:
GabrielGrob Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is fantastic! :worship:
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:iconingelammers:
IngeLammers Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Absolutely amazing! Unbelievable..
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:icongrypwolf-fan:
grypwolf-fan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
OO.OOO *_________***** GREATT
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:iconsara-fe:
Sara-FE Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wow, it's stunning!
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:iconniki-smith:
Niki-Smith Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012   General Artist
This is incredible :wow::omg::clap:
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:iconjillhoffman:
JillHoffman Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so crisp and precise, excellent work!
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconyoni-danziger:
Yoni-Danziger Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Featured! [link] :dummy:
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the feature, I like how you invite people to suggest someone. I'll have to look through some of my favorites and add to your list
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:iconyoni-danziger:
Yoni-Danziger Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
My pleasure :w00t:
But the list is close, you'll have to wait
for the next run :nod:
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:iconangelaleonetti:
AngelaLeonetti Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconartworldtoday: has featured this amazing piece of art here [link]
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June 2, 2010
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Date Taken
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