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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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:iconmiss-blitzkrieg:
Miss-Blitzkrieg Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
I've been thinking about this bloody cat all day! I enjoy it, immensely. Fantastic work! 
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Denneris Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
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LunaRavenstar Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
A very interesting dream and a beautiful cat!
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:iconwwwcine:
wwwcine Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very... cat!
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:iconsarahcolleenjane:
SarahColleenJane Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
           =^~^=
                meow
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Jilltonic Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know such dreams ... 
Often my dreams become true but i never know in which way
comparing the situation with my dream often makes me smile,
cause of the reason that there are the same situations
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osprey63 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
You have such a range of style. I really love this cat and the little story that goes with it. 
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:iconmekiu:
Mekiu Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
...are you red cat?
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:iconcrossesinthesand:
crossesinthesand Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Wow. This is just amazing! Great job!
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:iconsbristocracy:
sbristocracy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Beautiful image
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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.
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:iconmdj3420:
MDJ3420 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Photographer
looks like the cat from coraline
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:iconm1dnaa:
M1DNAA Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Bambastarde, thats italien isn't it?
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:iconculpeo-fox:
Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have no idea, actually. :]
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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.
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DancingKnight Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Certainly looks a bit like Toothless (How to Train ur Dragon)
XD
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k9kitty Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
cool
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:iconnomadstheme:
NomadsTheme Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, cute in an ominous kind of way! Great art!
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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
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Creepy-Fantastic Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute! Looks like Toothless from "How to Train your Dragon" :3
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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 :)
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akurokuxigdem Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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Awesprey Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student General Artist
wow, this is beautiful :D
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DreamFirex Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hi
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al-enjolras Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Looks great!
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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]
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:iconzarak342:
Zarak342 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
That's a really beautiful design.
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xxJAXTERxx Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NICE!!
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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
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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 :)
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Lemur-King Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
THIS REMINDED ME OF A SWEET POEM

Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
Alone, important and wise,
And lifts to the changing moon
His changing eyes.
-William Butler Yeats
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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.
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eldrago46004 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
lol the dark took over the cat and now it wants DEATH
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GargoyleGardens Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
SO awesome!
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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.
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xxxTorahamu-chanxxx Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Whoa. Wonderfully creepy dream.
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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...
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meimei808 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh! you could write a great (illustrated!) story out of that dream!
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SoloSyndrome Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Eye-catching drawing and interesting backstory :D
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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
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:iconconnorcat:
ConnorCat Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Wow! That's quite a vivid dream!
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gatoechado Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Great draw line and beautiful design
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dragonslairnz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the picture and the story that goes with it. Very evocative.
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SoulDragonit Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing to draw your own dreams, I wish I had that talent ._.
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Bubbliegoodness Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nicely done
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Phoenixhouse88 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student General Artist
made me smile, he looks like me in the morning :)
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SIN-BIN Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Stunning
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Elrhiarhodan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I. Am. In. LOVE. OMG, this cat. I want.
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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.
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Hikkiren Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
awesome cat *_*
and nothing unnecessary.
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