Bad Art I Am Compelled To Share

Friday, January 20, 2006


This is my picture for Illustration Friday. The theme is Cats. "Cats" was drawn on the back of a page from an old Get Fuzzy desk calendar. I drew the initial picture in about twenty minutes. Then I spent the next six hours using Photoshop to color it and fill in the empty spaces with more cats. I didn't mean to spend so much time on this today. I was a little over ambitious. I'm also not as happy with the results as I would like to be. Oh well. You want cats you get cats! Enjoy!

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Everyone loves cats. Will you love me?


  • You have two kitty's bums on's like playing "Where's Waldo" looking for em! ;)

    By Blogger Sdit., at 01:31  

  • This is NOT bad art! This is my 100th GREAT LOVER Loves!!

    By Blogger Anonymous, at 02:37  

  • MWAHGAHAHAHAHAHAAAA ... send them ALL to my Sandbox! Love!!!!

    By Blogger Anonymous, at 02:46  

  • this is awesome, unknown!!! especially that freaky exhibitionist cat on the bottom right.

    By Blogger Beth, at 04:55  

  • This made me think of the musical: Cats. Very well done.

    By Anonymous Paula, at 05:08  

  • okay i l will love you for this because you have spent more than six hours for these(reminds me of myself when i can't stop)and it really turned out well. it's so nice to see different kinds of cats in different poses and expressions and the colors blended well. you made me smile too with your sentence-"oh well you want cats you get cats!".

    at least i can just see them. 'm allergic!

    By Blogger isay, at 05:44  

  • Now, this is a masterpiece of All Over. I knew Jackson Pollock was not dead and hiding somewhere in the US...
    All Over Love

    By Blogger Clo, at 06:08  

  • Great job! Very beautiful illustration.
    Wonderful cats....

    By Anonymous marc, at 08:28  

  • It's cat chaos!!! Fantastic!!

    By Blogger creative kismet, at 11:54  

  • I thought this blog was meant to be bad art? This is brilliant!!


    PS I think the Siamese is called Soyso (that's the wrod vefric thing)

    By Blogger Caroline, at 13:38  

  • all your cats look as though they just used the litter box, or are desperate to use it,so funny. I'd write more,but I need to use the bathroom

    By Blogger HARDWAX, at 15:24  

  • How did you guess about my dream life???????Mmmmmmm?

    By Blogger merlinprincesse, at 15:56  

  • very cool. props

    By Blogger Shane, at 16:21  

  • sdit: Hmm... what a strange waldo game. Ha ha. Funny!

    anonymous: WEE HEE! :-)

    sandbox: OK... am I confused?

    kimberly: Aren't cats always like that?

    paula: Ugh... please don't start singing. :-)

    marc: Ahh.... Thanks!

    creative kismet! Indeed! :-)

    caroline: Sorry. Every once in a while something slips out. Soyso is a great name! Done! Soyso it is. Now please name the rest of them. :-)

    hardwax: I think your need to use the WC has influenced your interpretation of the illustration. although my art has been know to send people running for the bathroom.

    merlinprincesse: What!? you didn't know by now that I am magick!

    shane: Ha! Thanks!

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 17:19  

  • U sure have created a lovely catzy fiesta there. Cats have lot of love so I send you love from festive Spain!

    By Blogger zordis, at 17:33  

  • This is great, well worth the effort. It's funny and lots to look at! Mostly cats but lots of them. I think this definitely fulfills the theme.
    Cat Love ...::: )

    By Blogger modroom, at 18:01  

  • There is NOTHING confusing about this scene ... it is a spread of the Weird Virus };-} MWAHAHAHAAA. Thanks for setting the trap ... Love.

    By Blogger Anonymous, at 18:06  

  • This has the flavour of a Peter Max poster. Brilliant. (And I'm being nice for once because I really mean it.)

    By Blogger andrea, at 19:02  

  • i really love this! i think it was worth all the time you put in! love the one that is showing his butt! hilarious and so you... love

    By Blogger ValGalArt, at 20:40  

  • Really well done. A fine collection of colourful cats and I love the way they look "not so cute", I mean the they seems to be having a real cat party - no humans allowed .

    By Blogger Katili, at 04:00  

  • Excellent cats, especially the lewd one in the bottom right ;)

    By Anonymous Giles, at 10:32  

  • i love your zany cats. love.

    By Blogger crosshatched, at 11:22  

  • I am never disappointed in your illustrations but I especially love this one!

    By Blogger Teri C, at 11:27  

  • A frantic frenzy of felines... wait, this week's letter isn't 'f', is it. Still in last week's letter-chasing mode. But anyway, what a bunch of characters here. You shouldn't be disappointed in the results. This is wonderful. Peace and love.

    By Blogger Twisselman, at 11:34  

  • What a smorgasbord, I look forward to getting my hands on each and everyone of them.....they all look tasty to me.

    The Psychotic Turkey

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:15  

  • This is really fun. So many cats - so little time!

    By Blogger IdiotHead, at 12:33  

  • Wow...what fun. The angry looking one in the center is my favorite---or perhaps the one with the happly look in the bottom corner.

    Nice job.

    By Blogger Tony Sarrecchia, at 12:52  

  • Awesome.

    By Blogger Chandira, at 14:41  

  • I keep thinking "worship the Bungholio"..."you must worship"...nice work, one of my favorites - super love XXXOOO

    By Blogger Lee, at 15:19  

  • I do believe this may your most charming illustration yet.

    By Blogger Jane Doe, at 02:16  

  • Wheee!!! what a lot of cats. great job!

    By Blogger Jaimie, at 11:13  

  • This is great! What a fun illo, love it!

    By Blogger String, at 11:31  

  • I agree with anonymous, thi is not bad art! This is my favorite thing you have done! So much to see!! Bravo!

    By Blogger Andrea, at 15:32  

  • oops...i forgot an s...
    worth retyping...
    this is not bad art!

    By Blogger Andrea, at 15:33  

  • very very funny....what a wonderful blacklight poster this would be


    By Blogger kan, at 17:18  

  • more need it ...with that anon on your doorstep....bathmat...bedruffle... ; )

    By Blogger kan, at 17:19  

  • Joli Noir Perle is trying to STEAL my Love! Love.

    By Blogger Anonymous, at 04:47  

  • Sorry, I thought I had left love earlier. Maybe the lecherous cat scared me away.

    By Blogger Janet, at 10:37  

  • I'm back again to look at the loveliness! Bravo, sir...bravo!

    By Blogger Andrea, at 17:01  

  • I just saw the Bungee Cat! I love that pic so much, again, I'm gonna put it on my fridge! :@)

    By Blogger Clo, at 18:11  

  • The variety of cats and facial expressions is excellent! This was a lot of fun to stop and really look at. :0)

    By Blogger Aravis, at 22:53  

  • Okay:

    Buttonhole, Splatter, Turvey, ET, Fluff, Squeak, Smooch the pooch, Alley, Glimp, Stonker, Yo!, Doh!, Sqirty bum, Angus, Annabella, Cleo and Doris, Elem, Trishka, Dot, Plank, Connie, Dove, Tango (that's the big orange one in case you've got lost), Horse (his owner was hoping for something else..), Dingo (and this one's), Flo, Snookums, Tabitha, Charlie, Oxo, Mikey, Ella, Cupid, X (that's the one that looks like you!), Mitten, Lemon, Squelch, Puss, Violet, Zit, Rindo, Slammer, Blast, Fook, Blackie, Whitey, Carlos, Tinker, Little Bell, Soyso (who started this), Beboo and Jeejam, Zoom, Chesheart, Tilda, Snoozle and R J Beam.

    Hope that was all of them, my apologies to any who were squeaking too quietly for me to understand...

    By Blogger Caroline, at 08:27  

  • zordis: Ha! "catzy fiesta" That is a term I have not heard before! Funny! Thanks!

    modroom: Yeah, I'm all about fulfillment. ;-)

    sandbox: Bwhahahahaha... Hmm... me thinks I may have been hoodwinked! :-)

    andrea: I didn't know who Peter Max was. I had to look it up. Thanks! :-)

    valgalart: Cat lovers are so easy! :-)

    katili: You are invited to the party because you have kat in your name.

    giles: Thanks! I think everyone likes the butt shot. Hmm... sick-o-s! :-)

    crosshatched: :-)

    teri c: (blush) :-)

    twissleman: Thanks for the encouragement.

    psychotic turkey: Dirty Bird! Dirty Bird!

    idiothead: Ha! Hmm... time for what?!

    tony: I like the goofy one in the corner too!

    chandira: No, you're awesome!

    lee: Hee, hee. Are you Beavis or Butthead?

    jane doe: Wow! Charming! Cool, thanks!

    jaimie: Wheee!!! Thanks!

    string: Thanks! Be careful around the cats! They love string!

    big a: Thanks. Yeah, after a couple of beers and staring at it for a while longer it's growing on me.

    joli noir perle: Thanks. Wow! That would be a cool blacklight poster!

    joli noir perle: Ha! :-)

    sandbox: I smell jealousy. :-)

    janet: Hee, hee. Thanks for braving the cat to come back!

    big a: :-) Thanks!

    clo: Ok! You own me for the copyright!

    aravis: Thanks a lot! :-)

    caroline: Oh, sweet Lord. Squirty Bum and Zit had me laughing so hard I had to stop working. I'm still giggling as I type this. Which is the one that looks like me? I hope you didn't actually count the cats! Did you? Sheesh. Thanks!

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 15:51  

  • Not happy with the results??!! =:-O

    This is brilliant work, man!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 05:52  

  • er...that last anonymous was me.


    By Blogger ~River~, at 05:54  

  • river: Yeah, I think I spent too much time working on it without a break. Near the end I just wanted to get it done. Now that I have had a chance to relax. I've changed my opinion. I like the results.
    love and thanks for letting me know it was you!

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 13:23  

  • Scaredy CAT! Everyone said you couldn't handle my Hellcat Love

    By Blogger Anonymous, at 16:27  

  • and I'm choosing that li'l stripey kitty colored red and green... can I take him home?

    By Anonymous irvine, at 17:14  

  • anonymous: What!? I can handle it. I just need more band-aids.

    irvine: Yeah, I like the grin he has on his face. :-)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 12:04  

  • Which one looks like you? The one with the toothy smile of course! (But no green fur)

    I didn't count them all, I just listened whilst they told me all their names... I can imagine how tiring it must have been to draw them as they are so fidgety!

    Squirty Bum says he's alright now... but some of his neighbours aren't so sure.

    By Blogger Caroline, at 02:02  

  • love!

    By Blogger Caroline, at 02:03  

  • what this picture needs is an old lady in a housecoat!

    By Blogger Catnapping, at 13:30  

  • caroline: This stuff is just too funny. Thanks for the good laugh.
    Thank God/dess you didn't count them all. I was thinking maybe you were... you know... cuckoo! :-)

    catnapping: She is there, hidden behind all her cats.

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 14:17  

  • you didn't put my cat in there

    By Blogger RedT0pMedusa, at 16:11  

  • redt0pmedusa: LOOK HARDER!

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 16:08  

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