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wellywellard I made pancakes and this little cretin decided she would try and steal one off my plate as I was getting my cutlery. Thankfully only a small piece tore off as she legged it away. I didn't even know she liked pancakes. This is her hiding amongst the plants after being told off #cats #catsofinstagram #cat #naughty #naughtypets #petconfessions #tabby #tabbycat #pet #animal #preyontheweak #ninjacat #toofunny #shemakesmelaugh #bestfriends #canon #canon_official #portrait #photographyislifee 6min

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  •   grimnar1999 If you dont mind me asking, what sorts of islamic influences did you find that were inspiration for this character design? =] 2h
  •   ali__amiri @grimnar1999 I have a same question ! 2h
  •   anthony_francisco_art @grimnar1999 @ali__amiri hey guys, I was watching kingdom of heaven and got inspired by Saladin and the paintings of Jean Leon Gerome , he has some amazing paintings. The black and red palette gave that assassin feeling that I liked from Arabian warriors, its mostly cloth with very little metal armor. There is also the hood I placed on the character that was influenced by the veils and chain mail of that culture . It drapes over the shoulder and onto his back creating folds that are remenicent of a turban or hijab . I also wanted him light weight because he is an assassin . And I was also watching 300 so I am sure that influenced me in some way :) ... I hope this answers your question. It's hard to type this down its easier to draw and illustrate the parts that I used but and do a comparison , maybe in the future when I have time. But thanks guys for the questions and feedback :) 56min
  •   ali__amiri @anthony_francisco_art First , thank you for your answer , you are a great artist but please please do not judge about everything by watching Hollywood movies my friend! Your draws are amazing but if you really want to get some true influence, exploring the history from Reliable sources is a better way and hey I'm not telling your paintings are wrong , they are all right , I'm just a bit worried about the wrong information about middle eastern-specially Persians- and influence that movies like 300 are transferring to people :( thanks for your attention 45min
  •   anthony_francisco_art @ali__amiri thank you, and yes I was inspired by that movie, but I still also referenced Jean Leon Gerome and he painted directly from the source material , he traveled to the middle east to capture it. And you have to be able to do good research, I watched a lot of documentaries and read books on not just costume but history and religion. I don't have one source. And in the end it's still gonna be a remix , I will take what I like and design it to my taste. But still try to keep the feeling or mood of that culture even tho it does not really look like it :)... I hope I succeeded , that is always the struggle 9min
  •   ali__amiri @anthony_francisco_art I was just mentioned it but anyway it seems I was wrong about you and I'm sorry I like your way to express your art very much ... Wish the best for you ... Thanks 4min

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blade_the_black_cat Happy tongue out Tuesday peeps. #tacotonguetuesday #ttt #tongueouttuesday 6h

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jamiegrant89420 One very uninterested cat........
BOSS
#cat#blackcat#ninjacat#bosscat
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miekemeek My clever kitty can open doors hahaha #Ninja #Ninjacat #cat #cats #kitties #talented #openingdoors #cattricks 7h

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pipagraphics Escape plan #379 failed, and now I'm stuck... #Mia #BritishShorthair #Ninjacat #NotSoNinjaAfterAll #HangInThere 8h

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beetheriault Monday is almost over, you can come out now #catsofinstagram #neenathecat #kitty #catoftheday #ninjacat #mondayvibes 14h

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