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Harlequin Cat Card by Leopreston Harlequin Cat Card by Leopreston
Follow him for he knows the way! :)

These were my Christmas cards for this year. I don’t usually do ‘artist cards’, but as a few people mentioned they wished to send me their own, I thought it only polite to do something myself. Harlequin cat was the result, inspired by Venetian detailing and Baroque design, and accompanied by little red bells. I sent only a few of these out this year… perhaps next time I’ll be better prepared!

Merry festive period everyone! :party:

(Artwork © Leona Preston 2008)

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:icongalileo-figaro:
Galileo-Figaro Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
cat ? i love cats and harlequin lol
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:icondans-magic:
Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
ever try to get a job with hallmark or american greetings? well done. nice drawing. design, and layout
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
;) Ha ha, I'd have jester cats dancing all over their cards! ha ha!
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:iconwadifahtook:
wadifahtook Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Beautiful design! I bet they loved these. :D
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yes, but the bells seems to have been a design flaw... most of them went missing in the post. :( Noooo! XD
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:iconlennan:
lennan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
I love this. =) Although I think mine lost its little red thingy in the mail. Sadness. But I still loved it. I hoped you've received mine...with the..er essay written in it. XD
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh noooo! You're the second person to say that. I'm sorry, it's my fault really... I should have put bubble wrap around the bells I think. :(

Btw, oh yes! I certainly did! I love the card you sent and the 'essay' was wonderful. ha ha, as you could tell from my card, I'm lame when it comes to writing essays! XD :hug:
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:iconlennan:
lennan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
It's the machines I tell you. Those things are evil!


Awww, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm way too good at just filling cards with writing. XD
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:iconfaerywitch:
faerywitch Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I love it! He looks like so much fun!
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ha ha, oh he is... if you follow him into the never-ending maze that is. :D
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:iconfaerywitch:
faerywitch Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
XD
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:iconprimulatook:
primulatook Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
simply charming!
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
:) Thank you.
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:iconaubergine-head:
Aubergine-Head Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Such detail! :faint:
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
;) Thank you.
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:iconaubergine-head:
Aubergine-Head Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
You're welcome. :D
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:iconohthatsean:
ohTHATsean Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
KITTY

Nice cards
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
KAT, I'M A KITTY KAT, AND I DANCE DANCE DANCE... XD

Thankies muchly Sean! :)
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:iconpoila-invictiwerks:
Poila-Invictiwerks Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
Professionally inked/shaded - what material did you use for the card?
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oh, it's just normal white card stock, medium thickness. :)
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:icontsuchan:
Tsuchan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
:wow: NICE card. The cat character you created is really cute and I like his outfit.
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you... he certainly seems to be enjoying the masquerade. ;)
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:iconfyuvix:
Fyuvix Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I GOT YOUR CARD haha!! I love it so much, and showed it to my family, who of course, couldn't believe someone drew it XD My grandfather kept asking "so she drew this?" Haha, but ja, I just love the design. Your research is well paid off! XD I love Venetian design. It's really quite awesome. Thanks again!! Hope you're enjoying the holidays and have a great New Year!
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Bwahahaha, and I got your card too! Now I have stolen all your Curcios. Ha ha ha ha! It's lovely how your card has been made using all those layers. Now it sits on my shelf... with nervous Curcio looking out. :D
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:iconfyuvix:
Fyuvix Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha XD I'm glad you got it safely too! Ja, I was on a card making binge this year XDD
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hee hee! :D
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:iconmadkatter:
MadKatter Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
Ooh, those are neat. The gem is a nice touch!

Hope you had a merry!
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Ha ha, thank you, and the same to you too Katters. ;)
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:iconlobamusicana:
LobaMusicana Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Student
Freaking-adorable. The cat's costume is so beautifully done!
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Aww, thank you! :)
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:iconthe-almight-vincent:
The-Almight-Vincent Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!!!!!
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconthe-almight-vincent:
The-Almight-Vincent Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Np!! :hug:
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:iconcaptainjacksluv:
CaptainJacksLuv Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice! I really like the eyes :)
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
They'll stare at you... FOREVER!!! XD
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:iconcaptainjacksluv:
CaptainJacksLuv Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
OH NOES! XDD
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
MWAHAHAHAAAA! XD
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:iconcaptainjacksluv:
CaptainJacksLuv Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
*hides inside cardboard box* YOU SHALL NEVER SEE ME!
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hey, where'd you go? *eyes* XD
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:iconcaptainjacksluv:
CaptainJacksLuv Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
yesssssss......
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:iconpuppeteerz:
Puppeteerz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Student General Artist
That looks really cool. You draw eyes with really nice detail.:D
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Aww, thank you. :)
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:iconlesoldatmort:
LeSoldatMort Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Student Digital Artist
That's a one little cute jester x3
Love that costume, expecially jingle bells 83
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Ha ha, every jester must have bells! :D
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:iconlesoldatmort:
LeSoldatMort Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Student Digital Artist
That's right :3
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
<3 :)
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:icon666eternity:
666eternity Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
aawwww. they're lovely!!!!!!!!!! Great job on that!!!!!!!
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Aww, thank you! :) :hug:
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:iconshojojim:
ShoJoJim Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
Aw that's so sweet! I love the little mask on the stick and the frills and the hat and the puff balls on the shoes and the wiggly coat tail things and those GLOVES. And that cat, that fluffy tail is so cute and so are the fuzzy cheeks! And the whiskers! And the pretty designs on the corners! Those little red bells are so neat! Wow! Goodness! :XD:
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Ha ha ha ha, nothing ever slips your notice, does it? Hee hee! :hug:
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