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We are Family by mellocat We are Family by mellocat
For the event in #OfStarsAndClans!

Okay..wow..did this all in the last few hours. I didn't realize the event ended tomorrow....so ya.
I apologize to =Jayflop for killing not just your character..but mine too...in one single swoop. I drew Sandpaw like a girl. I did have fun with Swiftstar's stripes though. Yet, the shading is horrid. I can't even tell where the light source is. Plus, that starfish looks like shit.
I do like the concept though. I had this idea in my mind for a while. I wanted to try to feature aspects of all the clans at once. The trees of Aspen Clan and the Mount Talon of Ragged Clan can be seen in the background. But then again...it all looked way better as i had pictured it in my head. Oh well.
I picked Swiftstar to draw alongside Sandpaw cause i really do love his personality and design. It's really complex which made me want to actually challenge myself for once. In Sandpaw's background, Sandy wouldn't even be in Tidal Clan if it wasn't for him. So I feel maybe he'd have some sort of bond with him even if he isn't as close with much of the other cats.

Even knowing all the flaws, i'd still like to hear your input so I opened critiques. Please give me advice to use for the future! It's not often that i make backgrounds so If you can help me work on that I'd feel much obliged!


+30 Obsidian Stones
+5 points to Tidal Clan
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TaraTort Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
oh how sweet!
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mellocat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
hee thank you so much!
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BorchStevens Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Artist
Heheee how sweet! Wonderful job ;u;
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mellocat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
:squee: Thank you!!! :heart::heart:
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BorchStevens Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Artist
You're sooo welcome! <33 :la:
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Jayflop Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness! Swiftstar looks so adorable in ou style! 8D I love how you drew both of them, actually <3 And the background is awesome too ;u; Simple yet awesome ;u;

xD Also, you forgot to colour Swifty's right foreleg red xDD But thats alright, I often only remember it at the last moment LOL

Thnaks for drawing Swiftstar <33
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mellocat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
:icontamakoclapplz: ahh no i totally didn't notice! i fixed it though..luckily i still didnt delete the photoshop file. :iconinamismileplz:

but i'm glad you like it!!! I wanted to draw swifty cause he's the leader so it's like i don't know. he just seemed like the best choice. I love his design!
So glad i finished the event just in time too!!! are you guys planning a valentine event? or maybe do one next year since this group is just beginning and snuff?
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Jayflop Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thats a relief! I always try and save a psd file ;-;

hehe thank you <3 Sandpaw is the cutest! We have to roleplay some time <3

I'm not quite sure if Kel is planning anything for Valentines, but I highly doubt there will be one, especially since this event only just finished. Sorry ^^; But, if I am wrong and there is one, then you have the right to mind-slap me xD
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mellocat Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Ya! i usually keep them for a month or so...but then when it looks like i'm not gonna use the file no more i delete it.

and yeess! We have to!

Naw i don't mind. The group just started. It'd probably be more appropriate for a valentine event if this group sticks around for next year. Cause i guess some characters may be mates and crushes will be more developed i guess. Not like sandpaw even has any feelings for anyone right now anyway.
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Jayflop Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, thats a good idea c: I keep all of my files xD and them make a new folder for all of my things each year, and then I end up deleting folders from around 2 years ago. I like doing that, it shows me my progress c:

hehe yess <33 send me a note whenever you feel like one c:

Yeah I know what you mean. As much as I want Swiftstar to have a love interest, I also want to warm up to the group a bit more before I do.
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