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Bambastarde by Culpeo-Fox Bambastarde by Culpeo-Fox
A personality who revealed herself in a most recent dream of mine.

I dreamed of a band of street cats, being a stranger among them (although i don't know whether i was a cat as well or something else). I remember that i needed some help or answers or whatever it was - and these cats told me: "Go to Bluebottle, she might help."
And then, they pushed me to an outsider cat who just looked worn out. Absolutely pitch-black, ruffled fur and so scrawny that her anatomy looked unatural (like a greyhound or something).
What i remember best was her fur which got unnaturally iridescent in sunlight - like....well. A blue bottle fly. It looked unreal, and it was the only thing that gave her some kind of illusionary beauty.

"Are you Bluebottle?" i asked and everything i got back was a terrible hissing sound, followed by words like these: "Riffraff, that is how they keep calling me! They shall all suffer in pain. Bambastarde, that is my real name! Piss off, you awkwardness!"

I can't get this cat out of my head now. You know, one of those dreams with a special vividness.
And i don't know who she really is. Perhaps some of the creatures that Xipe will have to deal with in time.
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zefunone Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
this reminds me of a book i read when i was like, 9. It was pretty interesting though all I remember is that it was about a weak-ish house cat who went outside his house to the streets where all the street cats lived/fought for territory and he saved... someone. It had illustrations throughout the book in the middle of paragraphs sometimes too. I cant remember the title but your picture reminded me of it.
MDJ3420 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
looks like the cat from coraline
M1DNAA Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Bambastarde, thats italien isn't it?
Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have no idea, actually. :]
RabeaUmbra Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's mande even more awesome by the fact that she was in your dreams, I should really start paying more attention to characters in dreams and such, I love it when I have odd dreams, even if they're violent, it's so curiouser and curiouser.
DancingKnight Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Certainly looks a bit like Toothless (How to Train ur Dragon)
k9kitty Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
NomadsTheme Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, cute in an ominous kind of way! Great art!
WhysAllTheNamesTaken Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
i wrote a story inspired by this great artwork (and your dream) it gave me top grade! thank you very much for having a wicked dream! :D
Creepy-Fantastic Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute! Looks like Toothless from "How to Train your Dragon" :3
NightMareKittyKat Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg sweet! i had a dream similar to yours but it was different cus mine was a wolf(same color maybe a slight lighter) and when it talked it was in a different language though so idk what it said -.- and it was a different background....more a blue forest and a blue(deep blue) pond....sorry this is long but really good artwork ^^ keep up the good work :)
akurokuxigdem Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesprey Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student General Artist
wow, this is beautiful :D
DreamFirex Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
al-enjolras Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Looks great!
AsaRawr Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey I featured your deviation! :) Let me know if you're not okay with it and I'll take it off ^^ [link]
Zarak342 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
That's a really beautiful design.
xxJAXTERxx Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bloodkitsune11 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
She looks amazing! I'm at a loss, I absolutely love cats and I've been searching for a cat drawing that would have this creepy air to it, I would like to have a tattoo like this... with permission of course
Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'd be totally fine with that. But show me a photo of the result :)
Lemur-King Featured By Owner May 7, 2012

Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
Alone, important and wise,
And lifts to the changing moon
His changing eyes.
-William Butler Yeats
bloodredvamp Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Writer
Reminds me a lot of Felidae. Very intriguing and eerie.

Paint the man, cut the lines...
Of course Rome was built in a day. It just wasn't RENOVATED in one day.
eldrago46004 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
lol the dark took over the cat and now it wants DEATH
GargoyleGardens Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
SO awesome!
Simplios-Staxios Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can already see where this dream is going.
But that is such a unique way of putting it, and I love the simple yet ominous background of the she-cat. And her description.
xxxTorahamu-chanxxx Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Whoa. Wonderfully creepy dream.
kimbee13 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Dude, work with this concept please! I love how you've first attempted to capture the blue bottle fly sheen, but I know you can do more with it to (I've been following your art for years).

And I like the personality and back story your subconcious created for this character; perhaps the more your explore this concept you'll figure out what she truly represents for you.

Overall, I'm so intrigued...
meimei808 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh! you could write a great (illustrated!) story out of that dream!
SoloSyndrome Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Eye-catching drawing and interesting backstory :D
NightmareCupcake Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just feeling so happy when I see this cat.. It's kinda strange because of the story!
I feel sorry for Bambastarde though, she looks so beautiful. I just wanna make here glad <3
ConnorCat Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Wow! That's quite a vivid dream!
gatoechado Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Great draw line and beautiful design
dragonslairnz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the picture and the story that goes with it. Very evocative.
SoulDragonit Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing to draw your own dreams, I wish I had that talent ._.
Bubbliegoodness Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nicely done
Phoenixhouse88 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student General Artist
made me smile, he looks like me in the morning :)
SIN-BIN Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Elrhiarhodan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I. Am. In. LOVE. OMG, this cat. I want.
HarbingerHaven Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
I am a great fan of simple design, precisely because it is so hard to master. I adore the clean and simple, and yet somehow scruffy look of this. The lady's "piss off!" attitude is so very clear and so very cat-like. I have in fact received this very look from my own cats on numerous occasions. I also must say, I love the color choice. Again, simple, and very evocative.
Hikkiren Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
awesome cat *_*
and nothing unnecessary.
Samrot Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simple, yet frighteningly pretty.
I like this. :meow:
Natalya-Himura Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful character! I love your dream! It's so conceptual!
Sylvia45 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:3 I love her. ^^ Very well drawn, too
MsxoxoS Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
that cat is awesome. and mysterious.
dragonfuture Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That cat is so beautiful. I would love to have that dream.
ReyvenLore Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...just wow. It sounds I dare not say. I really love the drawing though! Good job! 8D
KlonoaOfTheWind Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats a pretty awesome cat.
and an awesome dream.
I love dreams like that.
Mystery-Of-The-Deep Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student General Artist
This sort of confirms my hate for cats. Just sayin'.
Incyray Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student General Artist
aren't those kind of dreams awesome? especially if still remember then long after mourning.
DeviantPhox Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I likes.
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