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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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:iconjessywyldwood:
JessyWyldwood Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Student General Artist
Amazing! This is so powerful :O
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconglasslinger:
glasslinger Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great job!..
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconoriginalnick:
OriginalNick Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
This is so great!!!!
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)  Some interesting stuff going on in your gallery too!
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:iconkingofthorns101:
KingofThorns101 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
CATS IN SPAAAAACEEE!!!!
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His five year mission: to seek out new litter-boxes, new cans of tuna, to boldly go where no cat has gone before!
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:icontsbuilderboyonda:
tsbuilderboyonda Featured By Owner Edited Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my God I thought that was photoshop art! I didn't realize it was oil painting! This is amazing!
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconfirelabaise:
FireLaBaise Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018
Amazing ! :D
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconklatuk4u:
klatuk4u Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool concept!

Altho... if real the cat would be eating from the plate :P

Very nice!
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)  That stuff is SO twenty mintutes ago!  Why doesn't someone throw it out and put something fresh at my feet?
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:iconklatuk4u:
klatuk4u Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Lol~
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zombiedanceprod Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018
This will sound a little weird but a couple weeks ago I had an idea for a story that I started, just a short paragraph, but it is almost exactly what you portray in this painting. Although I didn't know of you or your work when the idea struck me it gave me goosebumps because of how similar the concepts are. Cheers!

docs.google.com/document/d/1d3…
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!  I suspect that the idea behind the painting is one that a lot of artists and writers would eventually stumble across and develop...kind of like a bunch of people inventing the airplane at the same time.  To be honest, I am a little surprised that nobody else thought of it first....or maybe they did and got lost in the shuffle.  Good luck on the story! :)
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Teejxamanbinnojol Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I appreciate the 1970s look to it. Like something out of Space Odyssey.
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I first saw 2001 in 1969...my life has not been the since!
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AllTheGoodUsername Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  New Deviant
I made an account on here so I could tell you how much I love this. I want this in my house. 
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  The painting has a good home already.  Still, there's lots of nice work out there.  I hope you find another one that speaks to you. :)
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Doctor-Sinister Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
I absolutely adore this picture so much.
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconlady-pilot:
Lady-Pilot Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
Awesome concept!
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  At some point I would like to explore the subject of pets in space a little more. :)
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:iconlady-pilot:
Lady-Pilot Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
Go on! I guess that especially on long ways, animals would be great for emotional support and wellbeing of crew. On other hand, it would have to be low mainteance animal, to be able to survive changing conditions, dont take too much resources and dont stink, so the candidate list would be narrow...
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perhaps has the technology advances, more and more animals will be recruited to join the adventure.  I am currently trying to come up with an idea that my pet bird (green-cheeked conure) can pose for.  I think she would do well as an astro-bird.
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Lady-Pilot Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
Do you think birds would be able to fly in zero g? 
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think they could learn how.  Kaylee's wings are clipped, so she uses me as her mode of transportation and is an agile climber.  She also loves to play with/destroy things that I am using, like remote controls for the TV and the computer mouse, so I am not sure what kind of havoc she would create aboard a starship.
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Lady-Pilot Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
I guess that climbing would be more effective than flying, because if Im not mistaken (im miserable physicist), birds fly because of uplift force and if I remember correctly, its gravity dependent...
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes: there needs to be a downward force balanced and manipulated with the lift generated by the wings.  A bird in micro-gee would find her instincts useless and would , I guess, have to learn how to "swim" through the air.  I suspect that the parrot related birds would be quick to adjust as they are very intelligent.
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josephinpacifique Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
forgot how lovely this painting is. One of my favourite pieces here on deviantart! never delete this pls!
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.  I will leave it up! :)
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:icontriskelion19:
Triskelion19 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder what the cat would be thinking.
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There has been a lot of conjecture about that....my usual line is:"I think he's wondering where all the birds went".  Judging from the cats I've known, I think he's just enjoying being a cat in a window in the sunlight and probably doesn't want to ruin his enjoyment of the moment with complicated thoughts("when is dinner?") and schemes ("How can I break into the ship's aviary").
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mcmiguel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Student General Artist
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jaqi0nightshade Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
Love it!
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Thank you!  
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SiminaArt Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool :D
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconsatb2010:
satb2010 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
Wodeful dipiction of a space kitty.
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)  Thank you!
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Tomasgd1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
Amazing!
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  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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TigerDorothy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
I love this, wonderful ship's cat... 💋
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:iconkeithspangle:
Keithspangle Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)  Thank you!
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