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Ship's Cat by Keithspangle Ship's Cat by Keithspangle
Oil on canvas: 16" X 20"
This is an idea for a painting that I decided to finish and show. I like the idea better than the painting.
music:www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9xHMM…
11/11/15: I have decided to "enable" this image for printing.  I had intended to do a second version of this painting that corrects its mistakes, but I cannot be sure when the second painting will be finished.  
1/19/16 I finished the revised and (hopefully) improved version of this painting:  fav.me/d9omhig   I will leave this version up for now.
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:icontomasgd1:
Tomasgd1 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Amazing!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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MetalGrom Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
Mmh.. so evocative .. there could be so many stories in this canvas .. waiting to be discovered by one´s imagination
And the cat, the food triggers a feeling of home and comfort, of something common - maybe it is my food and I´m standing right behind my pet
Watching the spaceships float with us.. maybe we are on the same type of space-cruiser (looks somewhat military to me)
And there could be someone on the other ship looking out of the window too..

Who knows maybe someday it will be just like in the picture for real
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope it comes true some day.  I am sure that cats, and other animals, will adapt themselves to space travel.  I suspect that future space travel will more resemble Noah's Ark    than The Enterprise, but that might just be wishful thinking on my part.
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TheBoyWhoCriedPanda Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing on sooo man levels!
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Theank you1 :) It seems to have struck a nerve with a lot of people, which kind of surprised me.
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:icontigerdorothy:
TigerDorothy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
I love this, wonderful ship's cat... 💋
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)  Thank you!
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:iconbroberus:
broberus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
soooo cute and greatful i rela like it ^^
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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SnowFallsSlow Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
Hey, not sure if you saw this, but someone has used your artwork as the base for a .gif and posted it on tumblr (at the very least). I'm not sure if this user is the one who created it, or if the person who created it had your permission to do so, but I thought you'd like to know.

dar-irl.tumblr.com/post/137161…

This is one of my all-time favorite pieces of art so I recognized it immediately, even in part.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)  Thank you!  I saw this earlier and actually thought it was pretty cool....kind of Ship's Cat Meets Blade Runner.  I'm ok with it, and I am sure Gomer (the cat who modeled for the painting)would be ok with it too.
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WyvernPixie Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
! :D
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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WyvernPixie Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
! :D
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Hannibalpjv Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
It would be nice, if the cat would be bloating in the air in strange position :-)

I like this though, very Star Trek with artificial gravity, but I like more of those ships that don't have gravity or have gravity by rolling, because there will be areas where there is no gravity, or the gravity is less prominent. It would give a picture very space like punch, when things are floating inside the space ship!
Expecting to see more Space cats ;-)
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I decided to keep it simple and just illustrate the IDEA of pets going along for the ride, as opposed to getting into what it will probably actually look like.  This allowed me to also place some everyday objects beside the cat...like a simple cozy home scene that is set in space: our new home.  I am thinking about more work a long this line of thought: kind of like illustrating 18th century sea travel, where the mechanics are well understood and commonplace.  The story shifts away from the technical details and the vastness of the surroundings and starts to focus on the travelers: their hopes, dreams and day to day lives.  
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Jokerboxer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
I have no words for this, sir. Have a favorable day.
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meow maybe? :)  Thank you.  Have a good Christmas!
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JanK33 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i wonder what that cat is thinking.... or maybe cats took over humanity and went to space :P
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They needed us to build the ships and open their cans of tuna.  We are the staff!
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fyrenwater Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So much worldbuilding just in a single painting. I want to learn more about this world!
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)  Thank you!  I will just take you to the front door of this universe....let your imagination take you the rest of the way!
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BlueberrySentinel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A Grand Dream
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Let's hope it comes true :)
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RedPhazon75 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
What a creative and thought provoking piece! Love it!
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I like the Jupiter collection you have on your front page. :)
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gutgutgut Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
Brilliant art piece. I wonder if my cat would react the same way to the infinity of space... :)
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I got the impression with Gomer (who posed for this painting) that he wasn't watching for anything in particular.  Rather he was daydreaming about whatever it is that cats daydream about. :)
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gutgutgut Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
Hehe. :)
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:iconatomiccolm:
atomiccolm Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it man... Great work!
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)  thank you!
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ElementalB Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this! Great job!  
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconkacperfill:
kacperfill Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
that is absolutly glorious! keep working it's great!
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I hope to renew my efforts as soon as my new studio gets fixed up
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TheUnsquishedGoomba Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Can't imagine there'd be any rats aboard a ship like that, would there?
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Who knows?  Rats are pretty smart and would probably find a way in! :)
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TheUnsquishedGoomba Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You make a good point.
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would imagine that rats would enjoy becoming space rodents
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TheUnsquishedGoomba Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Now I've got an image of a rat wearing a mini goldfish bowl as a helmet.
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good idea for a painting :)
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0Shortie0 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Read the description and I just have to say, I love this painting!
It makes me think of someone in Star Trek having a pet cat.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can see Picard with a cat....not so sure about Kirk, although Spock would probably have one.
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0Shortie0 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Exactly. Logical beings like Data would have cats, of course. Cat Bullet Black 
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I believe he did have one in a few episodes.  I would like to see him with a very smart parrot
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TheShadowCabinet Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Student Photographer
Really cool painting I like it!
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Glitterwater Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute
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