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Mehitabel by Phostex Mehitabel by Phostex
Mehitabel the Alley Cat, from Don Marquis's series of Archy and Mehitabel poems. I tried to make the stripes on her dress look kinda like the frills on those flapper dresses in the 20s (since that's when the poems were written), and the one stripe on her leg looks a little like a garter.
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J-m-T Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
I love those old poems! The whole concept is very clever and imaginative, and your interpretations of Archy and Mehitabel are spot on =) I like the way you inked them too, it's reminiscent of George Herriman's scratchy drawing style while still bringing something fresh and new to the table.

Thanks for sharing! :heart:
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hermitchild Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very clever! I grew up on the old cartoon, and this looks good.
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ZumbaZyn Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
LOVE IT
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GeriBF Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
She's so cute and funny! Oh and I realy like your writing style!
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CastoroChiaro Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, wow! I really love the style you use. Mehitabel came out looking perfectly devious and calculating. She looks like the kind of lady who's got everyone in the palm of her paw and knows it.

Yep, definitely a cat.
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Phostex Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Really?

In the poems she's a flea-bitten scrounger on her ninth life, supporting her spirits with the idea that in past lives, she was any number of fancy royal ladies served bon-bons on plates and all that jazz.
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ChynaDolly Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
That is really cat. I can feel the cats personality just looking at her :)
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Phostex Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Thank you.
this is weird; I'm a dog person.
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ChynaDolly Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
LOL. I realised I said 'that is really cat' instead of 'cute' I think! :blush:

But your welcome. I like dogs but but not as much! :)
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SolarGomz Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
I love the curves of her body! There's a lot of personality there that reminds me of my own cats, lol! And I like the Garter idea, she has a 20's feel to her!
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