Scater by vincenttrinidad translates a very modern cat into traditional Japanese art, combining an iconic style with the kind of silly, fun lolcat stuff that people today really respond to. I love the rascally look in the cat’s eyes, narrowed and shifty like he’s been skateboarding somewhere it isn’t allowed and he’s daring you to challenge him on it. He’s tougher than the average feline, with tattoos placed (nonsensically, but amusingly) right over his fur and a karate-style headband hinting at martial arts skills. Even the skateboard has been tricked out to match the theme, with a koi fish bursting through waves on the bottom of the board (definitely the kind of design a cat would choose!). The final flourish might be the best one- a single paw print nestled by the signature. Very complete and well fleshed out.
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