Got Tagged for a Year-End Art Tag!


    Heyo! I was planning on doing a year-end post, but I couldn’t really think of anything special, and was going to just do a random top-of-the-new-year-to-ya art dump. But then Christine Eyre tagged me for the Year End Art tag! So thank you, Christine, for giving me the perfect way to put some art out. I’m so thankful that you tagged me! :3


1.) Insert a picture of your artwork to answer each question.  If, however, you don’t have a picture or scan or don’t have one of good quality, you can describe the piece.

2.) Answer as many questions as you can.

3.) Tag a fellow artist!

Now, into the arts and stuff!

~ First piece of artwork done in 2018

Honestly, I don’t know what my first piece of art was. I really don’t. The closest thing I can find are these little-kid versions of the TLJ stars, which I think were from late January. . . ?

Heh, I have no idea! I do a ton of random sketches throughout the day (and they’re totally not all cats and foxes and Ezras, no, not at all), but I want to say that that was the first polished and actually worthy-to-be-called-art thing I did in 2018. But hey, maybe I did do something different and I just can’t remember. Who knows!

~ Last piece of artwork done in 2018

It’s still 2018, so I’ll just go with this pencil drawing I the other night of my foxes, Chaska and Mina.


However, they technically are plushies and don’t really count as pets, but I consider them so. Lookit em X3 They’re precious. And on that note, I’m going to do a premeditated rant. Why do arctic fox plushes look like wolves??? White wolves and arctic foxes are not the same creature. Wolves are bigger, with a blockier muzzle and thinner fur. And they have bigger ears, I think. But the arctic fox I got to remake as a loth-wolf is just that — an ARCTIC FOX! And it’s perfect to make a loth-wolf from! This is so weird to me. I mean, I should be happy that they make an arctic fox plush at all, since no one makes my favorite silver morph, but it still drives me crazy. Lol and that’s all. Next question.

~ A new medium/style/technique you tried this year

2018 was the year of the marker for me. I found some on clearance at Hobby Lobby, got em, and the rest is Kitten history. They’re my primary medium for coloring now. I love them so much. However, they do take time to get used to –I did this Ezra  when I was relatively new to them, and this set of sketch cards a few weeks ago.

Note the bleeding on Ezra’s eyes, and you might be able to see the splotches where I didn’t blend the ink fast enough. Not only am I comfortable with free strokes now, I also know how to pair colors to create a pleasing palette. I also had a brief stint with watercolors and watercolor pencils (but more on that later). In techniques, I was introduced to the kneaded eraser, a very helpful (and showstopping — my friends all gasp with amazement as the gray putty swipes away lead) way to gently erase pencil. Even though it smells like trash, it’s easy to use and fun to sculpt into Purgill. Yeah.

I also developed the primary style that I use for drawing humans this year. It’s an anime-inspired look, but with simplified hair and usually defined fingers. If you’ve been stalking me for long, you’ve probably noticed this. And to you guys — what do you think? Does it look better? Any tips for a little kitten?

~ A subject/medium/technique that took you out of your comfort zone

And all the Rebels artists yell “ZEB!” XD Seriously, drawing Captain Garazeb Orrelios is THE HARDEST thing. Bit thanks to a certain little style called tracing, I was able to get comfortable with him. Using what are called bases (just the body and sometimes expression of a figure), I was able to have something to work on, meaning I didn’t have go go through the hassle of proportions and style as well as including Zebby features.


But I don’t really want to talk about Zeb just yet. It hasn’t been even a year. . . 😥

So I go back to watercolor. As far as art goes, I have to have COMPLETE control. I hate when my markers bleed too much, or when the eraser makes that weird pink scrape, or when any other variable goes wrong that I had no part in. It drives me crazy!! And that’s why I’ve always hated watercolor. Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s beautiful. And I love making ocean scenes with it. (But that’s because you just make an entire page blue and then make the bottom half darker. *shrug*) But as for painting actual figures, I always had my doubts. I didn’t want to paint straight down without any lines down, but the watery paint smeared my nice ink lines. And pencil shows through the paint!!!

Solution: watercolor pencils.

My mom actually has had these pencils for my whole life, I think. And it wasn’t until now that I noticed them!! But hey, at least I did, and I even got a sticker out of it (subtle advertising — find that galaxy fox sticker in my Etsy shop when I reopen after holiday break!!). There’s something in them that lets them react to water like watercolor paints do, and as long as you don’t dig into the paper, you can erase all your lines and color your image just by adding water to a basic outline. They’re really cool little inventions, but again, the variable that water is makes me use them very infrequently. Besides, it takes a lot of set up to paint, whereas with markers or pencils, you just dump them out. So I prefer dry mediums, but watercolor is okay every once in a while, for special occasions. *next question*

OH WAIT — is the Star Wars Fan Awards a special occasion?


That’s my fully watercolor entry, submitted 3 minutes before the deadline and completed 5 before. It was actually really fun, since there was plenty of room and a small mistake wasn’t that obvious. Anywho, congrats to the winners of that (the art I voted for one, yay!!!), and to everyone who entered!

~ The piece of artwork that others liked the most

That would have to be this one, this boy with an electric violin.


When I brought my sketchbook on a trip with my youth group, all the girls in my cabin ADORED it. Even my brother likes it — he thinks it looks digital. And to be completely honest, I don’t care for it that much! It’s based on the thumbnail art from a sci-fi movie trailer, so it’s not even all my own thought. But it was really fun to draw (and I ended up doing a second one which was way worse, yey) and the shading was better than usual at the time. So yeah :3

~ 3 ways your artwork improved in 2018

Uh, does saying “everything about it” count? ;D Seriously, my art improved so much this year, probably because I followed my own advice and drew pretty much every day. But since specifics are probably what I need to go for here, I’ll mention 1. line quality; 2. hands; and 3. patterning.

It wasn’t until early this year that I started to get serious with my art, and the first thing that improved was the base form of the art itself — lines. Before, I’d draw a square by 4 strokes of the pencil. Down-down-side-side. But now, I’ve learned to overlap strokes and use lighter pressure in order to make a much straighter line. Sure, using so many strokes makes a rough line at first, but going over it with a darker color or pen helps make a smooth and neat line!

Late August, I think, was when I discovered YouTube art tutorials. I had been looking for tutorials on how to draw folds in clothing, but it hadn’t occurred to me that there might be video tutorials. So, once I found this out, one of the very first things I did was look for good hand drawing tuts. And WOW, there were a ton of them! Eventually, I found two that were really helpful (don’t remember what they were, sorry!), and after drawing along with the videos and doing a heap of practicing only hands in a few-day span, I managed to get the concept into my fingers. Now, I can draw hands pretty easily — simple ones with separate thumbs and indexes for quick drawings, and more detailed and accurate ones for serious ones.


(A ramble — one neat thing about the tuts was that one tut was a really measured, blocky style that used size guidelines and analogical shapes to describe the process, and the other just whipped some lines around and it looked like a hand. Both were completely different, and yet I was still able to learn from them both. One taught how to draw technically, and the other visually. So there’s artists out there out there that have the same drawing mentality as you do, and they can teach you how to draw! Just a sudden, spirit of the moment rant. I don’t edit much.)

My last big change for this year occurred mostly just this past November and December, and took place because of an art book my mother found on clearance at Hobby Lobby. Lemme tell you — this book is AWESOME. It’s called (by ), and while it’s written to assist in coloring those mandala coloring pages that are so popular, I found it incredibly helpful in my own art. It’s got stuff about color tones and hues and values and how they differ, and a TON of info on popular art mediums (it taught me stuff about my art markers that I had no clue about, and, without wanting to brag, I consider myself pretty informed on the subject!), as well as my favorite section, simply called “patterning.” Patterning is essentially just filling a space with smaller designs, and while I used to do a lot of this, I slacked off in the summer of last year to focus on humans. But this book — it broke the technique and everything down and made it not only easy to understand, but also incredibly inspiring to draw. I ended up doing a pair of Kylo and Rey mandalas first that I love so much (probably going to shade them and then do them as a monochromatic sticker set).

Since then, I’ve done foxes, cats, more foxes, more cats, Hera, loth-cats, and some other stuff. It’s really fun. But not only did it rekindle my interest in patterning, it showed me how to do it properly, instead of the random placing and scribbling I’d done before. Anyway, highly recommend the book, I love patterning. *grins*

~ Your personal favorite piece from 2018! (Explain why!)

Oh goodness. . . I have no idea! There’s literally a ton of stuff to pick from (I filled about 9 medium to large-sized sketchbooks this year), so that took some thought to figure out. As I thought about this, there wasn’t really anything coming up off the top of my head. So I when I was going through all my sketchbooks to get pictures for the post, I found this really old pencil drawing I did of Rey, Finn, and Poe.


I was listening to the soundtrack from Dear Evan Hansen a lot during the time (end of May or early June, I think *coughthatsareferencecoughcough*), and the song “You Will Be Found” was, and still is, my favorite. (Side note, there’s a few songs in there that are. . . just. . . not good. Read the lyrics before you listen to “Anybody Have a Map” or. . . um. . . especially “Sincerely, Me.” Just do it first if you feel like listening to the soundtrack. That’s a rabbit trail, though.) And the lyrics reminded me a lot of Rey and Finn and kinda Poe, and how they all found each other. At the time, I don’t think I cared much about Kylo — that changed — so he’s not in this, but I feel like he would fit here better than Poe. Anyway, I don’t know how to explain it without copy-pasting all the lyrics to the song and then some of the Wikipedia article on the (show) background of it, but eh. I just saw it and was like “huh, when did I do that? It’s cute!” so I’m going to call it my favorite. Honorable mention to this cat, which I randomly drew when I was bored.


Her name is Bluestar.

~ 3 things to improve in your artwork in 2019

I most CERTAINLY need improvement — the most important thing to me is getting actual art done. At the moment, I just do sketches and doodles, none of which can do anything to improve my art, since I’m just drawing what I already know how to draw. I’m planning on having a monthly focus (like focusing on backgrounds one month, facial expressions another, animals a third, and so on) to keep me getting better, but of course, I’ll still doodle a lot. A lot.

Backgrounds, realistic clothing (as in “people would actually be able to find and wear this), and perspective are my biggest pains right now. I mainly doodle because I can’t think of a proper background, so I don’t see a reason to finish it. I have thousands of foxes drawn, but maybe two have backgrounds. It’s just easier for me to leave out backgrounds, but, as I was looking into animations (to be continued), I noticed that nearly all animations try to have some sort of background. MAPs (Multiple Animator Projects) sound like awesome fun, but they’ve unfailingly all called for background work. And that is why I need to get better at them.

Realistic clothing is something I just realized I didn’t do right earlier this month, so I’ve technically already been working on it. I went from doing figures like this in March. . .



. . . to this a few weeks ago.


Note how I actually gave the second girl shoes? Those are shoes I have. They’re my favorites and I wear them everywhere. No kidding. If you see someone wearing black Rocketdogs and a gray hoodie, it’s probably me. But my old art just had. . . lines. Are they shoes or small socks? What shoes could they possibly be? So you see, it’s important to me. The reason I do that is probably because my art childhood was all based in Star Wars, which means I draw boots. Boots boots and more boots. So I never learned to draw real shoes. Same goes for clothing. I go for the dramatic, not the practical. Which is ironic, because I do the total opposite in real life.

But my biggest problem is one many people suffer from: perspective. I just can’t. It’s an absolute beast to deal with, especially if you draw by sight and not structure. It literally took me two stinkin’ years to learn to draw a 360 of an anime face (animatics are the best, so helpful for learning different poses and such). I’m not really sure how I can get better at it, other than tons of practice, so I’m just gonna keep on on the keep on and keep on practicing it. And maybe one day, I can draw a person looking down at their baby loth-cat.

~ 3 new things to try in 2019 (such as styles, mediums, poses, backgrounds, character to draw, contests to enter)

I’m really hoping to experiment with lineart animation next year. Just seeing youtubers like Theodd1sout and Jaiden Animations making their living off animating is so inspiring (and if they somehow see this — hai!!! Thanks so much for inspiring an artsy little fangirl to branch out her art!!! Love you guys and your arts!). I guess I don’t consider art as a legitimate job, as Etsy is finicky for me and local sales aren’t that high. But other people make thousands a week off it. Maybe I can make my living on rambling.

ANYWAY — I got sidetracked. Surprise. The concept behind animation videos like the aforementioned people is exciting — you get to talk to people without being consciously interrupted (and by that I mean WE, the viewers, get the interrupting ads) or having to converse with them! Not. . . that I don’t like that or anything, it’s just a break from it. Yeah. They tell stories while their animated character talks along, demonstrates an action, or becomes a meme. It sounds like a lot of fun (and work!), but I’m excited to try it.

Along the lines of animation, I really want to get a drawing tablet. You know, those things that pros have, that you draw on and it appears on the screen? Those. I really want to get one (as all my current digital art is done with a mouse), but they’re known for being REALLY expensive. A Wacom can be like $600+!!! While an expensive, very nice one would be, well, nice, I’m looking at spending less than $60 on it. Expensive enough to make sure it’s good quality (and so my little sisters will be scared to touch it because WOW it was more than $30), but cheap enough that I won’t have to spend all my money on it. I’m also scared of defects and will probably get a warranty. . . there’s another what, $40? And then my current art program is lacking in technical areas (they literally don’t have a flip tool), so that means upgrading to something paid, not free like Gimp or Krita. Yeesh. Anyway, I need one for animation, and would be very glad to have one for regular art too.

And finally — branching out into other fandoms. You’ve. . . probably noticed, but this blog could really just be called a Star Wars Rebels fanart blog. I do draw other things, but Star Wars is my main subject. And what can I say? My art grew up with these characters. I wasn’t even regularly drawing when Rebels aired, but here I am now, 16 and writing a year end post about all the art I did. Anyway, SW is very special to me and I’ll always love it, but I need to draw other fan art too. Did you know that I’m a newbie Marvel fan? Yup, I’m a little baby Spidey fangirl now. Through Spider-Man, I’ve grown to know some of the other characters, and I’ll probably be getting to know them better by next year. *insert grand idea on how to be an awesome Marvel fan* I also love the Big Hero Six anime series that Disney did — seriously, I won’t spoil it, but as goofy as the show seemed, it had one of THE BEST overall season theme, and the SECOND MOST BEST season finale I’ve ever seen (you who know me know the best one Rebels season 2 cough cough). Really. It was epic, go watch the series. Bye.

Back to the story.

There’s Lego’s multiple series that I like, such as Ninjago or Hero Factory (I never really got into Friends or Elves, despite however cool Elves was supposed to be). And of course, who could ever not love Tom and Jerry or Looney Tunes. Who couldn’t??? As for book fandoms, there’s a series by Shannon Messenger my friend introduced me to called Keeper of the Lost Cities, which is a sort of Lord of the Rings/original story thing about a girl named Sophie who discovers that she’s an elf with a very important destiny (LotR comes up a good deal). It’s actually way cooler and less cliche than it sounds (cuz I can’t describe books, you gotta read em for yourself), and I really like it. Currently, there’s 7 out of 9 books released — and they’re HUGE books, 800+ pages usually — so you’ll be able to read most of em before you get to a real cliffhanger. Note: the author, like a certain Cowboy Hat Guy, loves cliffhangers, harming beloved characters, and/or doing something that never should have worked but did perfectly. Both master storytellers.

ANYWAY, long rabbit trailing me is trying to explain that I have many fandoms and many many MANY things to draw other than Star Wars. And that’s something new I want to try. Drawing stuff that isn’t SW.

~ What do you enjoy most about creating?

The fact that I get to express myself through something more widely relatable or likable than just yelling out at the moon like a lunatic wolf (aihai, see what I did? Luna, moon? *winks*) is my favorite part about creating. The wavy, flowing lines that I prefer to work with give so much of my own emotion into the drawing — I can be dramatic, but my love for it manifests in my art, not my behavior (mostly). And to me, that special way that drawn or sculpted art captures emotion is very different from animation. Although animation would be fun, I don’t think that it’s as special to me as my stationary art. It takes time and effort to create the look of movement in my drawings, and as fun as animation is, the moment isn’t really that exciting, because it’s animation and you expect it. With art, the deep color palette, glowing moon and eyes, flowing cape and wind-tossed hair conveys greater emotion and passion for the medium than animation ever could. And hey, art’s my first love. Soft-sculpture, traditional, and digital — I love it all so much, and I’m so glad that I have ways to share it with others.

I don’t really know who else to tag here. Honestly I don’t. So I guess I’ll just say “hey, come here and tag yourself.” If you do, please let me know cuz I wanna see your arts too! Comment down below with your favorites, your funny art stories from this year, and your hopes and dreams and pizzas for the coming year! (Are you paying attention?)

That’s all for now, till we meet again, Kitten out!

Everybody Say “Spidey-Cat!”

Did ya say it, hey?

Hehehe, hiya peeps!

I have some bad news. I’m not going to be doing the sticker sheet of the Star Wars-Spider-Man Loth-cats after all. I hadn’t realized how expensive it is to make sheets, nor the work I’d have to do to make them. Also (ramble alert), I feel like this new Spider-Man anime/manga/animated movie is going to bring a lot of new fans in to the Spider-verse, but the problem with that is the new character designs. Unless I update my art to match a little closer, chances are that no one will know what I’m selling. Now, there’s always those few people who will know (and I love you guys, you’re my loyal fangirl friends!), but that’s a chance that’s far too slim for me to want to spend a good bit of money on.


I will be doing a sticker of this guy, right here.




I am SO HAPPY with how the highlighting came out!!! Honestly that was the hardest and longest part of the entire thing (and I literally had to redraw the whole thing), but it was so worth it.

While I’m sorry about not having the sticker sheet, I am happy to say that this guy will be available to purchase sometime soon as an awesome single sticker!

There’s a few more digitally-colored Catshine Craft stickers in the works (for those of you who are new to the Kitten’s place, that’s my lil Etsy shop where I sell my fangirl and fox and cat and — basically all my creations. You can go there and get yourself a loth-cat too, the deadline for Christmas delivery lothies is December 1st! That was a long ramble. . .), such as Christmas-themed Star Wars characters, foxes foxes foxes, and maybe a Miles Spider-Loth one too, idk. But hey, keep an eye out for that!

I also did say that I’d be giving a coupon out for the sheet — I am still going to do that once I get the preorder up, via Etsy’s Shop Updates and also here on da blog.

But anyway, just wanted to share that with y’all! I hope you guys had a great time with family and friends this past week during Thanksgiving (I certainly did!), and that you were able to get some sweet deals with black Friday stuff!

That’s all for now; ’till later, Kitten out!

Happy Thanksgiving + Rebels fic

Hullo and happy Thanksgiving! Hope y’all are all having a wonderful day today; hopefully this little Rebels Thanksgiving fic will make you smile!

Despite all coming from different upbringings and places, Ezra made the discovery one day that every person on the Ghost had, at some point or another, had Thanksgiving as a part of their culture.
He’d mentioned it to Hera one day during his piloting lesson.
What if we all celebrated Thanksgiving together, on one day?
Hera had thought it to be a wonderful idea.
So the Rebel Thanksgiving day was born.
Zeb loved their Thanksgiving – especially the food. Zeb loved food. Especially jogan sauce.Ezra had taken all of the jogan sauce, and that made Zeb slightly angry. He forked up a large mouthful of dressing and contemplated the table. They were all squeezed around the holo-chess table, plates and glasses shoved together to make room. His crewmates, tightly packed as they were, roared with laughter as Kanan missed the table by a mile and dropped his cup onto Ezra’s lap. Even Kanan laughed. Sometimes he did “blind person” things as a joke. This, Zeb suspected, was one of those times.
“Har har har, he really got ya, ay kid?”
Ezra pretends to glower but failed, his laughter carrying above the others. Sabine’s hair, dyed crimson and gold for the occasion, glinted under the light as she tosses her head.
“Sometimes I wonder who’s really the brains of this operation — you or Hera, Kanan?”
Kanan sighed and nudged Hera’s elbow. “Questioning leadership again. I thought she’d grown out of that.”

Hera grins. “I don’t think our Sabine will ever grow out of that.”
Sabine pretends to pout, causing Ezra to break into another fit of laughter. He pounds the table with his fist. . . and Zeb watches in dismay as his hand misses the table, smacks into the edge of his plate, and catapults the whole dish into the air. Mynock, jogan sauce, greens, and oatbread fan delicately over the table, suspended from the sky for a long moment, then snap back into time and splash with a plop.
All over Zeb.
Ezra’s blue eyes widen.
“Ummm. . .”
All eyes turn to Zeb as he stands to his full height over poor Ezra. He reaches a long-clawed finger into the kid’s face.
“What are ya gon’ do ’bout this, huh?”
Ezra squirms.
“Ummm. . . ask why jogan sauce somehow improves your complexion?”
A collective snort of laughter sounds from the others.
But Zeb doesn’t laugh.
Well, not yet.
He still towers over Ezra, thinking this through for a moment.
Then, he laughs.
“Ha, guess you got me there, ay kid?” he cackles.
As the table breaks into relieved laughter, Zeb takes his seat.
Thanksgiving is about being thankful, not complaining.
And hey, he does have all of the jogan sauce to himself now.

Inktober Est Done!


Hiya peeps! It’s da Kitten!

I’ve FINALLY finished Inktober — can you believe it?! It’s such a relief to call it finished now. . . but finishing cut into my NaNoWriMo work. . . *sigh*

Anyway, let’s do a quick prompt reminder and we’ll head into the arts.

The official Inktober 2018 list, Lilaeleaf’s PlantInktober, and FurryLittlePeach’s FLPINKTOBER. (And Pomrania’s Loth-tober, which we’ll get to soon.)

Now da arts!


Day 25: Prickly Strawberry Day


Strawberries are already kinda prickly, so I gave this Strawberry Fox some spikey-er fur. It’s Strawberry day!

Day 26: Stretch Algae Night


Here’s a water fox, stretching after a long, long sleep on the bottom of the ocean. Algae coats his fur, but he doesn’t mind after seeing the friendly light of the moon.


Day 27: Thunder Gardenia Birdhouse


This one was a little stranger to piece out — I really wanted to do an Imagine Dragons reference with Thunder, since I like that song, but I eventually decided on a Storm fox checking out a little birdhouse in a gardenia bush. Y’all. Gardenias are the best flowers. They smell SO GOOD!!!


Day 28: Gift Clover Map


The map was a nice gift, but this little fox knows nothing about map-reading. The clover charms are supposed to help her, but she’s not seeing how.

Day 29: Double Vines Fast


Every Vine-fox has her opposite, and this girl seems to have a sea-dragon of a fox shadowing her pace.


Day 30: Jolt Split leaf Bread


Needless to say, that bread will be met with a jolt of surprise when that hiding fox pounces from her split-leaf hiding place.

Day 31 (YAY): Slice Bones


With a bone knife clutched between chattering teeth, the pale fox stares at the oncoming wolves. He’s torn their prideful banner, and now tears spill down his face and drip onto the ground as he watches them advance.


Sorry for the weird descriptions. But I’m done. Inktober is over. I loved every moment of it, but I’m glad it’s done. Now, I’m just going to upload my Loth-tober art as a slideshow tomorrow, keep working on the Loth-Spider-Cat stickers, get a new sketchbook because I’ve solidly filled this month’s, and keep school from eating me. Goodbye, dear friends. . .

I’m being dramatic today, sorry.

How’d your Inktober go? Please somebody tell me they procrastinated too ;3 Are you happy with the progress you’ve made with your art this month? Shout out below — till then, Kitten out!

Well This Just Happened. . .

Okay, so I mentioned at the beginning of October that I was doing an Inktober promplist called Loth-tober. Where you draw a Loth-cat every day. Y’all remember dat?

‘Kay good.

One of the prompts was ‘Superhero’. Before September, I probably would have just stuck a cape and a mask on a Loth-cat and called it quits. I’m not a superhero person.

Correction, wasn’t.

I’ve made a new friend.

His name is Peter Parker.

You might know him.

Or hey, you might know him better as. . .


Eyup, I’ve finally succumbed to the Marvel fandom. Or at least to a little part of it.

Quick story and then I promise we’ll get to the announcement.

So I started watching Marvel’s Spider-Man about a month or two ago, and it’s really cool. I’ve heard now that it’s not entirely ‘canon’ (like The Freemakers in the Star Wars saga), but does have plenty of tie-ins to the original Spiderman universe. And I still ain’t quite sure how the whole thing works. And I probably won’t be seeing the movies anytime soon.

But I love these guys regardless.

So now. . .



Meet Peter, Miles, Gwen, and Anya. (I’m a bad fangirl and can’t remember Anya’s last name :T)

But they’re Loth-cats. Yup.


Here’s Spidey. . .


And Miles (can’t remember his Spider-name at the moment. . . *facedesk*). . .


And Gwen. . .


And my sweet Anya. Anya is my favorite I think, along with Peter.

(And then I liked that one episode where Ms. Marvel showed up. I watched Uprising Initiative and Secret Warriors too, dunno if that counts as real Marvel though XD)

I love these little guys!!!
But the announcement bit. . .


You’ll be able to find it in my Etsy shop for preorder in a few weeks or so. Right now, I have to digitize them and touch up little details (like the marker on their faces bled into their poor little eyes!!!) before they can become stickers. I’m also still debating how big to do the sheet (currently thinking 7” x 5”) and how many to do, but that’s just technical.

So you guys are the first to know (unless you were smart and decoded my INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND MESSAGES a few posts back XD), and for that you get a coupon! It’ll be released in a shop update when I finish getting the images ready for printing, so keep an eye on the shop! It’ll only be released IN THE SHOP and you generally can only see shop updates in the shop, so check in a lot! Don’t worry, I’ll notify you here beforehand, so don’t bug me about it or anything XD

As always, comment below with any remarks, fangirly squeals, questions, or helpful tips that Kitten would extremely appreciate! Looking forward to getting to work on these babies — till then, Kitten out!

(And because I’m not going to sleep tonight unless this is said: I FINISHED MY INKTOBER STUFF. It’ll be posted Monday I hope!!)

Soooo. . .

I failed Inktober. Did no art this week. I’m ashamed. It’s been a busy week.

I’m taking the weekend to catch up. So mebbe I’ll have the finished arts up Monday, maybe sooner.

I’m also working on a bunch of entries for a local fair (like a near-life size silver fox plush) and they need some help getting finished. So we’ll just see how everything works out. In the meantime, I’m very sorry to not have art for you guys today. But I do have a special surprise to debut tomorrow that I know will be very exciting for some people (that MARVELous thing I mentioned last post), so stay tuned for that! Till then, Kitten out.

Inktober Weeks Three and Four

Hullo strangers! I’ve decided to post my last two Inktober posts on Thursdays because the 31st is next Wednesday, and I need time to compose a post and upload images and all that.

A quick reminder of my prompt lists: Official Inktober, Lilealeaf’s PlantInktober, and FurryLittlePeach’s FLPINKTOBER.

Now, without further ado. . .



Day seventeen: Swollen Cactus Mustard


This day literally baffled me. I’ve said before that some of these days were weird — but MUSTARD IS NASTY. And swollen just can’t be done gracefully! Finally, I decided on doing a cactus fox with yellow patches, swishing his swollen tail angrily. I tried.

Day eighteen: Bottle Sunflower Volcano


Okay this one more than made up for yesterday. This one was fun!!! I was inspired by the idea of bottling starlight or moonlight, but instead, it’s lava from a volcano fox being bottled. In a way, I guess she’s having some of her winter coat brushed out! And I understand that those are NOT sunflowers. But no one said that it had to be literal sunflowers, did they, eh? So these are flowers from the sun to grace the lava princess.

Day nineteen: Scorched Jade plant Sticks


Poor Jade, her fire has gone out, and she’s alone. She’s a red fox with the uniquely shaped jade plant leaves in her thick fur. Not sure where this idea came from. I’m never sure anymore. Inktober, you’ve ruined my brain!!! XD

Day twenty: Breakable Croton Letter


I honestly just love how this one came out. Maybe it’s that I almost succeeded at drawing straight lines in perspective, or that it looks rather story-bookish, but I really want to color and make a sticker of this one. The fox is a glass paperweight, hence the ‘breakable.’

Day twenty-one: Drain Venus fly trap Cloud


Again, another strange day. I’m very specific about not drawing cheesy things (in my eyes, I guess, because my drama comes across as pretty cheesy to my friends sometimes), and a venus fly trap fox seemed like that to me. I could have gone really creepy and done a Venom-like set of chompers on a fox, like an ugly grin, but I honestly hate drawing things like that. So instead, this fox sits under the clouds that drain overhead, surrounded by venus fly traps and their blossoms.

Day twenty-two: Expensive Chamomile Tonic


Oiiii, this day was FUN! Tonic isn’t a word I hear often, so I looked up the meaning. The specific would call for a remedy or something, but I found wiggle room when a secondary meaning referred to it as something soothing. What’s more soothing than a cup of hot tea? Chamomile tea, to be exact! This rich fox wears gems and gold aplenty, and her cup is studded with diamonds.

Day twenty-three: Muddy Cherry blossom Forest


So many pretty designs would be possible with this one! I (at first) did a cherry forest with a pond, but that seemed too ‘uncreative,’ if ya know what I mean. So I started over and did a forest fox like day one’s, only with thinner twigs and cherry blossoms instead of mushrooms. Another one I’d like to do a sticker of. . . (speak of, at the end of this post, I have a question for ya regarding this matter.)

Day twenty-four: Chop Iris Playground


Okay, okay, this one really is breaking all my personal Inktober rules, but it was FUN. I’d seen some Rebels fans interpret Chop as Chopper from the series, and I honestly loved it. Though Chopper doesn’t really fit in my fox theme. . . so I bent the rule and created LOTH-FOXES! They’re bigger than Loth-cats, but far smaller than Loth-wolves. Around the size of a German Shepherd or related dog breed, I’d say. Anyway, Chopper’s wires, arms, gadgets and other fun things make him a playground for the Loth-foxes. And though irises probably aren’t the most swarzy flowers out there, they’re scattered about the art.

NOW. I have a question for everyone out there. I’ve seen where some Etsy sellers are selling originals and/or prints of their Inktober work. While the size of my arts (literally around 4”) makes it so that I can’t sell the original, what would y’all think of my doing prints? (Inktober and otherwise.) Commissions are also something I’m thinking of starting as well, and maybe custom-to-buyer stickers. Drawing is a huge part of my art life, and I hate that I can’t really show that as much through the shop. Just throwing around some idears!

Also, in relation to Inktober, one of my Loth-cat prompts was Superhero the other day. That brilliant prompt lead me to create a new sticker sheet of some pretty MARVELOUS character-inspired Loth-cats!!! *coughmightbespideycoughcough*

I should be posting the last prompts on the 1st (November), and sometime that week my Loth-tober art. How went this week for y’all? Did your art turn out beautifully or did ya just hang on? How went the week in general? Love ya guys — Kitten out!

Inktober Weeks One, Two, and Part of Three

Wow, Inktober is so fun that I utterly forgot to post it!!! Well, sorry about the wait. . . *coughtwoweekscoughcough*

So I decided to do something really challenging. I’m doing four prompt lists this month.

Three of them at once.

I’m doing the official Inktober prompt, Lilaeleaf’s Plant Characters prompt, Furry Little Peach’s FLPINKTOBER prompt, and (posting these separately at the end of the month) Pomrania’s Loth-tober prompt.

And my theme is foxes. Every day I draw a fox interpreted in link with the prompts.

It’s kind of a big deal, if ya know what I mean.

So, quick excuse as to why I haven’t posted my arts yet. . .

I was on a trip with my church youth group and managed to forget all my prompts. Thankfully, one of my friends had decided to do FLPINKTOBER and brought her list, so I did art just from that prompt for three days. Art that I might post some other time.


On to the arts!!!

DAY ONE: Poisonous Mushroom Pebble.


So this one was fun. I actually just drew it for poisonous and had completely forgotten about the other two prompts, but (thankfully!) it matched up anyway. This isn’t my first time drawing this guy, actually! He’s something I randomly drew sometime in the Spring that I figured would work perfectly for this prompt! He’s a forest fox, a fly agaric mushroom fox if you want to be specific.

DAY TWO: Tranquil Bamboo Key.


Funny story, I actually forgot about tranquil this time! And again, it worked out fine (sleeping fox is pretty tranquil, methinks). So this is a red fox (though with the little spot above his eye, you could technically call him a kitsune) in a heart of bamboo. When I saw the prompt ‘bamboo’ I immediately remembered seeing bamboo grown into a heart shape locally, and wanted to try it. This was my first time drawing bamboo, which I suppose partially explains why it looks less ‘realistic’ than the rest of the art. Behind it is a Chinese key. I knew that a regular old key wasn’t going to work for this, so I looked up old Chinese keys and was fascinated. They’re so pretty! I’m actually not sure (the reference was a little vague) but it might also/or be a coin.

DAY THREE: Roasted Conifer Outer space.


This was a weird day. I mean, how to draw outer space and roasted??? Eventually, I decided to be literal and drew a silver fox next to a roasting chicken in a pine grove, looking up at the stars.

I did not like this drawing.

Therefore, I drew something else.

Below the first one, you can see my ‘official’ day three art. It’s a space-fire-fox (not a Vulptex!) rather like my galaxy fox Selene, only this one would be closer to a lava or fire planet color scheme than Selene is. He’s jumping around a pine forest and (perhaps unintentionally) setting his pawsteps aflame.

DAY FOUR: Spell Snake Plant Peach.


This was one of those days that I really just didn’t want to draw. I was working on my candy-corn loth-cat, and figuring out how to draw a snake plant and a spell and a peach all FOX-LIKE was not appealing to me. But as I began to draw, I think it became easier. It’s a really weird drawing, and I’m not entirely sure I like the snake plants at all, but it turned out far better than my sleepy and art-blocked mind thought at the time. Of course, I still want to redo it, but I can’t really do that now, can I?

Enter my youth trip. From here until I mark otherwise, all the following arts were done on October 11th, after I had got back and unpacked and all that junk. I promise, I did draw while I was there. So I’m not really disqualified, right?

DAY FIVE: Chicken Maple Camp.


The presence of the chicken made this a really strange drawing. At first, I thought that making the fox scared (chicken) would work, but maple and camp weren’t helping with that. So here’s another silver fox (my favorite fox color morph — did ya know there was more than just the red fox?) meeting a chicken in his fire pit. Maple leaves crackle underfoot as he curiously sniffs the plump feathered creature.

DAY SIX: Drooling Blueberry Mountain.


. . . and the internal fangirl screamed BLUEBERRY in my internal ear. Therefore, we have an Ezra fox, panting after a run, with Lothal’s curiously unique mountains providing excellent scenery behind his noble head. I know I meant not to draw any Star Wars this time around, but when I saw Blueberry sitting there on that prompt list, I couldn’t resist. Totally not the reason I picked that list. No, it wasn’t. But still.

DAY SEVEN: Exhausted Aloe vera Ice cream.


This one was pretty fun. I knew that aloe vera on a fox would make him look sorta dinosaur-y, so I went with that. This lil guy has aloe ears and tail, with the wedge-shaped type of aloe forming scales on his back.

But, you ask, what about the ice cream?
It totally doesn’t go with aloe. But it’s there anyway. See it, on his back and the top of his not-furry head? Hehe, I had fun that day.

DAY EIGHT: Star Peace lily Music.


This one I actually started on the trip (because I’d looked up peace lilies before I left, so it was in my head), and it honestly just isn’t my favorite. I wish now that I’d incorporated the music notes and stars (the little sparklys) better into the fox herself, rather than scattering them around. However, I probably will draw that lily-fox again!

DAY NINE: Precious Apple Island.


Simple. Fox on a small island next to a golden apple tree. I was tempted to draw something Lord of the Rings related, but fitting that with the other two prompts eluded me at the time. Now, of course, there’s plenty of idears in me head. . .

DAY TEN: Flowing Succulent Statue.


Okay question: how many people have seen a flowing statue? Yeah, me neither. Goodness, I was stumped here. And then I thought — why not do one of those kitsune statues and let it be floating downriver? And I think it worked!

DAY ELEVEN: Cruel Orchid Rocket.


The hardest thing here waas rocket. It really killed some of the drama of the art (I mean, you might believe a fox with an fox-brush orchid for a tail, but one with a jetpack is weird!), but I’m okay with how it turned out. Note those lil claws!

DAY TWELVE: Whale Lilac Flag.


I seriously wanted to skip the fox theme for a day and just draw a Purgil with a rebellion flag. Seriously. But. . . consistency is key here. . . *sigh* so here’s a fox-whale. Not a merfox, b’cuz that’s half fish, half fox. This little guy is half fox, half whale. So there ya go. (Reference to Kanan Jarrus’ shoulder pauldron on the flag pole ;D)

DAY THIRTEEN: Guarded Planet Moss.


This one was pretty easy for me. It’s a planet-sized stone fox with mossy patches, curled protectively up into a ball. Millions of beings live in the forests of moss that reach higher than the tallest tree ever to grow on earth!

DAY FOURTEEN: Clock Citrus Groceries.


There’s great days like #2, easy days like #9. . . and then WEIRD days like #14 — this day. I mean — GROCERIES. How you draw anything of interest with GROCERIES??? So I did muh best — here’s a pet fox snooping through his person’s newly-bought produce. . . hopefully, he’ll know not to eat those lemons.

DAY FIFTEEN: Weak Poppy Koala.


Call me crazy, but I’ve actually never drawn a koala. I’ve never drawn a skunk or a panda either, but that’s beside the point. So this day was a learning experience, to say the least! Looking at it now, I wish I’d used a thicker pen on the koala. . . but the rest I’m pretty okay with.

DAY SIXTEEN: Angular Rose Confetti.


Finally — today’s prompts! This one was simple. You’ve seen those geometric animal things before, right? I wanted to do something like that, but my skills at drawing straight lines and specific angles aren’t quite up to that. So I simplified it a bit and did this straight-line fox, with a few roses dotted with a generous sprinkling of confetti.

Phew, that was a lot! Maybe it’ll teach me to make good on my word and post weekly instead of on a random Tuesday. . . but anyway. How’s your Inktober going? Are you liking it — if it’s not your first time, is this one better or worse than last time? All my friends new to this, are you having fun; would you be doing it next year? Are y’all working daily?! Shout out below — until then, Kitten out!

Guess What Today Is. . .


Can you guess???

That’s right, my friends, it’s. . .


It’s officially October now, and all us artists out there know that October is really Inktober! Here’s the official prompt list, along with a few I’m considering combining with it. All rights to you respective prompt owners, @inktober, @lilaeleaf, and @furrylittlepeach!


I’m so excited for this month-long challenge — this year, I actually have Micron pens for inking instead of Sharpies, and also a much better grasp of working in black-and-white (though I do plan to try to color some). Should be posting meh arts weekly *gulp*, or at least biweekly. And I’m considering actually following a theme this time around. . . something that will knock me out of my thinking-only-of-Star-Wars mold (though, of course, who said that was a bad thing???) and force me to be more creative!

For me, Inktober is something that helps with my art skills — drawing every day for a month?? Are you kidding? That does wonders for your art. . . as long as you don’t rush through it, that is. But it also gives me a reason to not procrastinate. I’m not sure about you guys, but I’m a terrible procrastinator. I mean really, look! I waited till the first day of Oct/Inktober to post my HEY I’M DOING INKTOBER TOO post! But it’s helpful for getting into a habit of doing something every single day. Y’know, it takes 28 days of doing the same thing once a day to form a good habit. And this is 28 plus 3 more! So if you’re like me and have trouble procrastinationing until the last minute before the deadline, I highly recommend you find a pen and sketchbook and draw along with us!

Here’s a slideshow of my art from last year’s prompt. . . looks very not-like-my-current-style by now!!!

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Are you guys participating? Yes? Yay!!! I have a friend in this madness! What are your materials? You got any special ideas flowing because of those prompts? Are you using any other prompts instead of/alongside the Inktober one? Any other prompts you’d like to recommend? Shout out below!

Now, I have to go start my first day of Inktober!!! ‘Till we meet again, Kitten out!

Resistance Arts and Excuses

Okay I know I haven’t posted in like forever. Sorry. Inktober’s coming soon and I’ll be posting weekly then, which should cure me of inactivity for the rest of the year.


That said, I’d like you to turn your attention to a galaxy far, far away. See that little brown-haired girl with the red-and-blue flight suit?


Torra Doza

That’s Torra Doza, from Star Wars: Resistance. She’s an Flying Ace for the Collosus, and I love her so much.

Fun fact: Torra Doza has a pet. I’m not sure what its name is, or what it is, but the fandom agrees — it’s ADORABLE. Torra also has a collection of stuffed animals. A puffer pig, a bantha, a wampa, and a. . . purgill? Mynock? Space bat? It’s purple anyway.

But, I digress.

The featurette for the Aces of Collosus came out today (at 12:30, if you want to be specific) and I think I’ve found a new favorite Star Wars character. Well, Sabine is still my favorite, and Ezra next, but Torra definitely deserves to be on everyone’s list.



As soon as I saw the video, I grabbed my sketchbook and started scribbling away. This happened each time a video came out for Resistance, y’know. Us artists and drawing as soon as we can. I’ve actually seen art of Torra’s pet floofer already.

This is what I drew.

Torra and Co.

It was so fun!!! The perspective was a challenge and I didn’t quite ace it but a fun one. Since everyone needs one, I gave her a Porg plushie too, and a special pink BB unit. Did ya know there’s going to be MOAR BB’s in Resistance??

But anywho. That’s that. I love this Torra being already, and I think Kaz is gonna be a lot like Ezra (or at least the clumsy, loveable dork that the fangirls see him as). I’m warming to Tam and Neeku *dodges tomatoes*, but I just don’t like Yeager yet. At all.

I’m sure I’ll like him better by the time the show starts. Won’t you?

Until we meet again. . .

Kitten out!

I don’t own Torra, Star Wars, or Resistance! This is mere fan art that I worked hard on! Please comment for permission to repost! Thank ya!


Marker Time

When I went to Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago, I was in search of a new sketchbook. But when I saw sets of Prismacolor Premier Art Makers sitting innocently in the clearance section for around a dollar per marker, that sketchbook got sideswept.

I have art markers, people, and I am in love.

The first thing I did was fangirl. Because really. Awesome art supplies for super cheap is a perfect excuse for an artist to squeal. Then I tried to draw with them. After testing each color out (and happily informing my family that the flesh-colored marker would, indeed, be good for drawing Ezra), I drew a few OCs. Then I tried something bigger. That something bigger. . .


My first marker illustration that mattered. . . *heart*

. . . was one Ezra Bridger. Again, the first attempt, so do please excuse the quality of the strokes. Marker art means you have to work really fast.

After that, I was on cloud nine. This is a wonderful art form, my friends.

In case you haven’t noticed, I draw Ezra a lot. But the colors I have prevent me from drawing Sabine very well, and I tend to never have the right greens for Kanan and Hera. And then Zeb is. . . a nightmare. . .

But those are Prismacolor Premier art markers (fine and chisel double ended tips, for the curious ones). I have since aqquried three Copic brush-and-chisel tipped markers, as well as ten or eleven Winsor & Newtons. Personally, I like the Prismas best, in terms of color vividness and bendability. The Winsors are rather dull in comparison (though I did get neutral and dull color tones), and the Copics were okay. I probably need more of them to properly judge them, as I know they are supposed to be the high-quality markers of these three. But for Kitten’s art, she likes Prismas.

In related topics, I have done two step-by-step picture processes of my techniques in marker-drawing Ezra, which I plan to write words to and post as tutorials of sorts. But for the time present, enjoy these arts!
~ Kitten

Sunshine Blogger Tag


Hello, me friendlies. . . long time no see! I’ve got something new to try today — Christine Eyre of Overflowing Mind and Pen has tagged me for the Sunshine Blogger tag, which is something that sounds super exciting, but I’d never tried! Christine, thank you so very much for tagging me; it’s been a blast to answer all these questions (I really liked the first one; great thought there!), hopefully I’m doing this right!

Okay, so here we go!

  1. What’s something simple and mundane that you get excited about?

Watching ants. Seriously, if you’ve never sat down next to an ant bed and fed them a small piece of food, you’re missing out! I’m blessed to have four different types in my yard: fire ants, yellow meadow ants, these small, hard, matte black ants, and large, shiny black ants. It’s so cool to see how different each type is! The yellow meadow ants are my favorite, because they physically cannot bite me. Honestly, they can’t.

     2. What’s your newest favorite song?

OWL CITY’S NEWEST SONG CALLED CINEMATIC — IT CAME OUT JUST A FEW DAYS AGO!!! Or maybe that’s because it’s got Star Wars references. Um, but my newest favorite probably is Owl City. Or Sky Sailing. Or Port Blue. . . or Adam Young. . . or. . .wait, that’s all of them. Hehe, I’m not sure, really. There’s so many songs that I love, and so many that I call my favorite, but let’s see about maybe a list. . .

“Shadows,” by Red;

“You Will Be Found,” from Dear Evan Hansen;

“Love is on Our Side,” by Capital Kings;

“Young Skywalker (May the Fourth),” by Matthew Parker;

“No Filter,” by Britt Nicole;

“Something Wild,” by Lindsey Stirling;

“Light It Up,” by For King and Country;

“Bird With a Broken Wing,” by Owl City;

and “Never Giving Up on You,” by Matthew Parker.

And most other Lindsey Stirling instrumentals. Dubstep and violin together is pure epicness.


     3. Favorite cake flavor?

Chocolate :3 Always has been, always will be. Especially chocolate cakes shaped like BB-8. Because I am a fangirl, and I will be stubborn enough to make myself try new things, like cake decorating. Thankfully, the BB-8 scheme turned out well (and delicious)!

     4. What inspired your blog name?  (Borrowing this one from Chelsea because it’s a good question!)

My obsession with needle felting. It’s probably my most uncommon ability (that sounds weird), and I’ve been lucky enough to teach some of my friends how to do it! Hehe, it’s something I picked up when I was looking for a My Little Pony plush pattern, and never really quit doing. Essentially, needle felting is done by stabbing wool roving (or almost any other fiber — there’s even rose and banana fibers!) over and over again. Soon, it begins to condense, forming a thick mass that can be coaxed into a shape. You can make flowers, beads, even figures out of it! There’s a Loth-cat I did a while back named Ca’tra, who’s probably my favorite of my own needle felted creations (you can find her for sale in my Etsy shop, CatshineCraft). She has a rotating head made from a Lego turntable, which is the most functional (and funnest!) thing I’ve ever done with any of my creations. And then of course “kitten” because I love love love cats!

     5. What blogger has inspired you the most?  (Also borrowing from Chelsea.)

Ummm. . . well. . . sheesh. . . there’s three: Shay, Audrey, and Christine Eyre. And they’ve all inspired me! Shay, from The Elven Padawan, was the first person I met here, and she’s the one who basically got me to stick around. She’s such an outgoing and friendly person who is so welcoming to be around! Without her fangirly self, you’d probably not be seeing much activity from this kitten. Audrey is also from TEP, and she writes the literally most amazing things about her fandoms — Middle Earth and Star Wars! The way she applies her characters to her faith is awesome, and I wish I could write like she does. Plus, both Shay and Audrey have Rey cosplays, I have a Rey cosplay, we all three love cosplay. . . you get it XD And Christine Eyre does the most incredible REALISTIC art of the Star Wars Rebels crew, crossovers included! Her writing style and general good spirit never fails to make me want to draw or write — or hey, why not try both at once? I’m kidding; unless you’re an octopus, don’t try. But that’s what I feel like doing! All three of these wonderful girls are such a bright light, and it’s so nice to get a break from the messed-up ideas that dominate so many fandoms today and see their sweet writings and art. I love you guys :3

     6. Favorite Middle-Earth race?  (Elves, Dwarves, Hobbits, Men, Ents, etc.)

Ohhh, yeesh, is this a trick question? Nah, really they’re all amazing, but for the very present moment, I kinda want to say men. Sure, they fall a LOT MORE than the other races, and tend on the evil side, but they’ve always got a good head on their shoulders, and loyalty seems to be a commonly found trait in them. Sure, they all seem a little greedy (and reckless), but it’s understandable. But before I read LotR (I started with The Hobbit), I’d have said Elves. Because who doesn’t want to be immortal, and have like an entire synchronized army to fight for you, and be a great singer, and live in trees? In The Hobbit, they sang a lot; teasing and laughter were the norm. But as I learned more about them, I found that, though they are undeniably epic, they seemed in the LotR trilogy to be isolated, cold, distant; as if they believed they were better than the rest of the races. And that there is a lot more than I’d like to dissect. I’m only beginning to step into the realm of Middle-Earth, so my knowledge is probably flawed, and you guys can probably step right through holes in my logic. But that’s what I’m seeing as of now.

     7. What is an art medium or hobby you’ve always wanted to try, but haven’t yet?

Oh gracious. . . gracious. . . wood carving comes to mind, as does leatherwork. I have tried those, but never seriously, and they definitely did not turn out very well! The wood carving probably went wrong because I never started it. Usually I’d just collect wood and junk to “eventually” work with, but nothing ever got done. *sigh*

     8. What’s an aesthetic that really moves your heart? (E.g. starry skies, or a stack of books with a cup of tea, or a lamppost in a wood.  )


Ayuh, ayuh, most definitely either galaxies or sunsets over water. Galaxies and nebulas and all that are just so epic — the thought that these things are even further away than the farthest of our planets is so mind boggling, yet they were still made by the same Creator, in the same way our galaxy was formed. Plus I’m minorly obsessed with stars at the moment (it started by learning about the binary stars Mira and Mira 2) so anything with a galaxy design makes me stop and stare. It’s almost as if it were a firefly. . . which I should probably not mention. *laughs* I love water, and when the light hits it, it gains the most stunning and ethereal colors. . . it’s beautiful, and I could stare at it forever!

     9. Favorite color combination?

ANYTHING WITH BLUE — except for orange, that’s . Kidding really, it’s hard to say! There’s so many pretties. . . again with the water thing, the color of a sunset on water is stunning. I like the coral and blue and orange look, all swirled together but not quite mixed. . . that’s what I love, that there! Well, at least for today.

     10. What’s an obscure topic you know a lot about?

Old canon Star Wars. Basically I‘ve accumulated a freakishly large amount of old Star Wars knowledge. Comes from reading a lot of old Legends books. But everyone who bothers to look at my art knows that I am a fangirl for everything from the galaxy far, far away. So something NOT Star Wars would be. . . *drumroll*. . . needle felting! Wet felting is pretty common, but needle felting (or dry felting) is one of my trades that makes everyone stop and ask a million questions. But since I am known for asking so many (sometimes dumb) questions that I completely don’t mind others asking what in the galaxy am I doing.

     11. Do you have any relics from your childhood that you’re never throw out?  (E.g. plastic horses, an old Winnie-the-Pooh bear, or your first pair of glasses [and yes, these are items I’ve hung on to through the years. ])

Ohhh. . . so many (Kitten is maybe a bit of a packrat). . . um, there’s a balloon I was given when I turned twelve. It was a foil My Little Pony balloon. It was very crinkly. Plus my cat really liked it. Hehe, it’s happily residing in a drawer of stuff I like to call the “special things drawer,” despite that the occupants of the drawer that have to other home. I also have a REALLY REALLY REALLY old plush cat that my adult cousin gave to me when I was five or so. Her name is Callie. Technically speaking, she’s a TY beanie baby, the calico named Chip, but I’ve NEVER called a plush by its given name. ;3 She had gotten it when she was quite young, and passed it down to me when she was perhaps 17. Callie is around 20 years old now, I’d say. Fun fact: she has a twin sister, the same version of herself, that I found in an antique shop a few years ago for $7 — plus a smaller version of the same cat, the miniature one, too! Callie, Patches, and Sunbeam are their names. I love them X3

Callie & Patches

Okay, so apparently I must needs to tag five people. Goodness, that’s hard. . . but let me see. . .

Shay (of TEP)

Audrey (of TEP)

Olivia.eirene (of The Olive Branch)

Now, for your questions. . .

  1. What is the most interesting pet you’ve ever had? (Box turtles you kept for a few hours most certainly do count!)
  2. What object in your preferred surroundings (i.e. where you like to be the most) inspires you the most?
  3. How many words per minute do you think you type? How many do you actually type?
  4. What was your first fandom?
  5. How does that fandom affect the ones you have today?
  6. What is your favorite color, and how is it relevant to your personality?
  7. Your favorite movie (or TV show or musical or whatevs) — what was the biggest pet peeve you had when you first watched it?
  8. What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you in the last week?
  9. Your favorite song suddenly comes on while you’re at the store. What song is it, and how do you react?
  10. Stars are pretty and all, sure. . . do you have a favorite one, besides our own Sun?
  11. Quick — there’s a giant angry Wookiee coming your way!!! You have a wooden spoon and an oven mitt (food isn’t gonna cook itself) — what do you do?

Hopefully you guys enjoyed this post! Since I only have the three tagged peoples, if you’d like to be tagged, just say so, hey? I’ll update the post with your name and site in it. Ciao for now!
~ Kitten

Sabine Cosplay Resources!

Hai everyone!! It’s been awhile since I updated that Sabine cosplay o’ mine, hasn’t it? There’s still a few things that need finishing up before I post the finished kit, but it was wearable in time for the event! I’m fine with having lost the cosplay contest though. . . because I lost to a 7’ Chewbacca! There were also the “wait, are you Jango or Boba?” things to laugh about. . . and I got my favorite candies for participating — rock candy and JAPANESE KIT-KATSSSSS!!! So yeah, it was fun! Anywho, I was asked if I could share a list of my resources on this kit. So here ya are, me friends, RESOURCES. I managed to find most of the things I used, and even a few helpful extras ;3 If there’s any questions just fire away! Read More

It’s been over 3 months now since the finale. . . and I miss them. . . and I really want Ezra to come home to Lothal NOW. . . I dunno fangirls, how bout we all get together and make our own portal into the World Between Worlds and SAVE THE BLUEBERRY, eh? But in the meantime, enjoy the epic SpaceSiblings as Loth-kitties. . .

(Star Wars Rebels fan art by Kitten. NO stealing; do please repost with permission! I don’t own Star Wars. . . or there’d be an ANNOUNCED spinoff series in the works now XD Love you guys. . .)

JacenLil Jacen, all grown up. . . since I don’t see him as force-sensitive, he’s gotten in cahoots with one Han Solo and is a little smuggler. . . hey, you can be born to fly AND pilot a junk pile, right? He looks a little bit like Poe though. . . *sigh* I’m still working on it! And of COURSE I gave him curly hair. That green fluff HAS to be curly. . .

Star Wars Rebels fan art by Kitten. No stealing or reposting without permission! (I like to know where my art is going!) And I’m sure you know it by now, but I may as well say it — I DON’T OWN STAR WARS!!!


Ezra thinks waiting on Sabine to find him is hard. I thought lineart was equally hard. Nope.

Star Wars Rebels fan art by Kitten. NU STEALING I WORKED SO HARD ON THIS ONE!!! I don’t own Star Wars!

Some Galaxy Loth-Cats and Sketches. . .

It’s STAR WARS DAY, people!!! And this gave me a shove — done plenty of art, why not SHARE IT for STAR WARS DAY??? So here y’all are, some arts!!!

I’ve gotten back into the digital arts lately! I saw some (mostly) cute loth-cat stickers on Etsy, and I thought I could try it myself. The result was that I got a new art program (GIMP is so awful compared to Krita!!!) and did a TON of loth-cats!

Here’s the first five, my favorites! As you can see, they’re all the same pose; that’s something I learned from my My Little Pony days as being called a base. Bases mean you can easily make multiple variations of the same pose! In any case, here’s the last five. . .

Cute little stinkers, ain’t they?

Also, I did my two color chibis. . . which I introduced here. . .

Sabine will always be my favorite little mango, no matter what.

There’s a few more lothies!

Also. . . I’ve been saying for a while that I’d be posting some Jacen Syndulla art. Oki, I suppose I’d better do that at some point. . . maybe now?


And here’s some more. . .

I promise, that’s only a fraction of it. I haven’t yet uploaded most of it to the desktop yet. . . I’ll update the post when I do though! (And yes, those are fireflies. I love my Owl City, okay?) And finally, here’s some random sketches and stuff. Just cuz.

Thankies for stickin’ with me in my inactivity, y’all! I’ll have some more Jacen and some cosplay updates up pretty soon, but for now, I’m gonna spend Star Wars day touching up on some projects and hangin’ out with my fam! May the force (fourth too!) be with you all! BUT WATCH OUT FOR REVENGE OF THE FIFTH

Star Wars fanart by Kitten. No stealing; ask before reposting! I don’t own Star Wars (or this would be an official schools-out holiday!!! ;P)





Anime Star Wars Series Announced!!!

Look — I know we’ve gotten a whole load of Star Wars lately, and I know we’ve been spoiled by it, and I KNOW we’re all gonna be really sad when they decide to take a break, BUT THIS IS EPIC!!!

(Spoilers to the Star Wars: Rebels series finale will follow!!!)



Let me tell you, “Resistance” looks like it’s going to live up to the Star Wars standard.

“ is thrilled to announce that production has begun on Star Wars Resistance, an exciting new animated adventure series about Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. It will premiere this fall on Disney Channel in the U.S. and thereafter, on Disney XD and around the world.”

“Featuring the high-flying adventure that audiences of all ages have come to expect from Star Wars, Star Wars Resistance — set in the time prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens — will feature the beloved droid BB-8 alongside ace pilots, colorful new characters and appearances by fan favorites including Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, voiced by actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively.”

Mr. Cowboy Hat guy himself is the creator; due to his amazing work on Rebels (and Clone Wars too), I’m guessing that this is going to be great! I have seen (already pessimistic in the, what, seven hours since it was announced?) that some fans believe it will be a “updated” version of “Forces of Destiny,” and while that would be neat, I’m thinking this is going to be a bit better than that (at least in the animation part). Just look at BB-8 up there! Anime is something I’ve been practicing lately (well, loosely) and been finding fun. . . it would be really cool to see Poe and Phasma in anime form!

Of course, my reaction at first was “oh, yey! New Star Wars!” But then I realized — with this pre-TFA era, we are highly likely to see some tie-ins to our dear Rebels friends! At this point, Jacen (Hera and Kanan’s son, whom I plan to share my opinions, headcanons and arts on soon) will be around his early twenties, and Sabine, Ezra, Hera and the others are well into their later years as well. I’m especially wanting to see Sabine (and no, I’m not biased at all); if this is before she finds Ezra, I’m wondering if this “Kazuda” fella would be interested in helping her. . .

Overall, I’m really excited for this, both for the story, the art (and someone care to give us a trailer, so I can fangirl over the music?), and the characters! What did you think when you saw it? I know I wasn’t expecting the announcement so early, nor the premiere date to be so soon! Any special characters you’d like to see make an appearance (or a return)? Well, ’till we meet again, may the Force be with you!


(By the by, Rebels fans, I WILL be updating my Sabine cosplay very very soon! The helmet is very close to done, and everything is finally coming together! Keep an eye out!)

I’ll Find You







“I’ll Find You” by Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly

It works so well for these guys. . .

(And on the subject of Star Wars music. . . “Young Skywalker (May the Forth Be With You)” by Matthew Parker (my fav! ;D) is INCREDIBLE)


Wow, I’ve done more writing lately than art. That’s new. . .

This is a quick short (drabble, I’m told. . .) featuring Ezra and Sabine and CANDYYYY. I was inspired by Owl City’s “New York City” music video (link at bottom of page), and wrote this up real quick. It doesn’t really make much sense, it’s really just fluff. Fluffy space siblings. I’m thinking this is set somewhere around late season one, early season two. Back when Ezra’s teasing made Sabine mad (and/or before she learned to make a good comeback).

While I don’t often get spicy chocolate (cayenne caramel is EPIC), I LOVE 90% dark. . . needless to say, my siblings don’t eat it. So you could say this is inspired by my life too. Whatevs. Read More

Maneki Neko Loth-Cat!

I saw a sweet little loth-cat pin awhile back, and thought this would be cute. . .

Maneki Neko Loth-CatThe figures are traditionally modeled after the Japanese Bobtail, which (as the name states) has a lil bitty bunny tail. So it can’t be seen from the front. Anywho, this is extremely simple art. Literally just coloring in the lines. No shading, no nuthin. But it turned out pretty cute.
The positioning of the paws and choice of colors represent various things. I gave my loth-cat the tri-color Bobtail coloration, which generally signifies luck. Ezra’s either gotten very lucky with his connection to these critters, or the force wanted them to help him, so I figured that’d be a cute color to do her. The bib and bell signify protection for the cat, and the tablet in the left paw (Loth-cat’s left) invites people, rather than wealth. These kitties took care of Ezra (literally risking their furry lives at times) without any hope of reward beyond a pat on the head. Such wonderful beings. . . The tablet traditionally has a Japanese phrase written on it inviting wealth into the building it “protects.” On mine, I’ve written “Oh, credits” in Aurebesh. Sounds like something Hondo would say, eh?

I’d recommend checking out this post for lots more helpful information on Lucky Cats!

Star Wars Rebels fanart by Kitten. No stealing; please ask before reposting elsewhere! I don’t own Star Wars or the entire budget would go to animating thousands of loth-cats!

A New Friend

Remember that Loth-wolf plush I did? I said I’d give a reference page for him. . . as well as give him a name. Hehe, well that took a bit, eh? Here he is. . . the spotted Loth-wolf, Dave! Since he’s not a humanoid, I place him in different eras throughout the Star Wars timeline; but for the moment, he’s living on Lothal while Sabine keeps watch over the planet.




Some Loth-facts:

He’s named after Cowboy Hat Guy himself (duh).

He’s a special lil guy, being slightly smaller than the average Lothie (don’t count Dume, he’s much too big to be a normal wolf. I’m still wishing they wrapped up his arc). While a normal wolf is around one Ezra-height at the shoulder, Dave is probably short enough to fit through an ordinary doorway. I’d say about 4′ at the shoulder or so.

That spot pattern is a unique thing to him alone. Normal loth-wolves (heh, I say normal but what about these guys is normal?) do not have any markings beyond the raised ridges on their face, legs, and back, but Dave has these varying spots and ticks like a German Shorthaired Pointer (albeit an odd one xD).

The eyes were the best part to draw. They’re yellow, if you want to call it a single color, but have a heavy shade of orange on them too. If you looked very closely at him in person (or, well, in wolf), you’d notice little hazel and brown flecks too. They’re really small, and don’t show up in drawings of him.

Unlike his loth-wolf kin, he has an insatiable sense of curiosity. Now, he’s not goofy like a loth-cat, nor is he an air-head. Like the normal wolves, he can appear/disappear, but instead of doing this to threaten, or add mystery, he will sneak up on, say, a shiny object (more on shiny objects next). This works, in a way, like Bilbo Baggins’ ring, only I think that Dave has always been adventurous.

The things that capture his attention most are #1: Shiny Objects; #2: People who Throw Things*; and #3: Anything that is Dangerous*. Oh, and loth-kittens.

For the most part, Dave is easy to be friends with. Though other wolves view him as a sort of Jar Jar in their midst, humanoids see him as a connection between the species. He serves in much the same place as the white wolf Ezra Bridger met, back in the Rebellion Era.

So that’s my loth-pet. I’m drawing him everywhere. But please, PLEASE note that very little to none of this is canon. I’d hate for someone to watch the show just to see the non-existent spotted loth-wolf. . .

*Both of these, of course, reference Sabine and her feisty temperament.


‘Lil update on Sabine. . . as I have said, my helmet is in. Absolutely gorgeous bucket. I’ve gotten the primer and silver coat on it now, and am now waiting on a non-humid day to do some more painting. In the meantime, I’m hunting down some steel wool to buff the rangefinder stalk with, as it’s a aluminum cold cast that will have a metal effect. . .

Also, a quick story about spray paints.

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Did a few totally canon sketchies on the TLJ stars as little kids a while back. . . I have yet to do Rose and Finn, but here’s Poe, Kylo, and Rey along with POOOORRRGGGS!


PORGS and Rey



Juice box for Kylo



Poe has ForceBand

Sorry. I’m rather excited. Remember all that looonng time ago when I was actually working on a Sabine cosplay? Well, that’s about to make it’s new year debut. CUZ I HAVE GOT ME HELMET NOW!!! Now hopefully I can at least get it painted and all that before the season starts back up. . . that would just be great. But I’m happy as is.

sabine fans

Oh, did I mention I had my first snow awhile back? Yup, first snow I’ve ever seen! It was so awesome! Of course, took a few pics with the action figures and such in the snow. . . mild spoilers for TLJ ensue. . . Read More


And all I have to say is yikes that’s a big wolf, Daughter had a convor on her shoulder and Ezra knew it, and KANAN AIII!!! His hair — that’s the only style he’s ever had that I liked and Hera so rudely is a hater. . . but anyway, why are you reading this??? GO WATCH IT!!!

(And then come back. . . I might show you my spotty loth wolf plushie. . . if I remain active, that is. . .)

Also, the episode names and release dates (along with bar none, my favorite SW poster EVER) are available here. (“Wolves and a Door” promises to be interesting. . . I’m just wondering where my Mango is in all this. All I saw of her was her with — wait, with Ezra’s lightsaber. . . hmm, could this possibly mean something bad for Blueberry? I’m so EXCITED Y’ALL!!!)


So I’m back — not sure where I went for a week, but I did do some arts. Forgive the quality in them, my camera hates me. MILD SPOILERS FOR THE LAST JEDI AHEAD! I’M WARNING YOU NOW! I MIGHT DISCUSS SOME OF THE SPOILER-Y THINGS!!! WATCH YOURSELF!!! OKAY? You’ve been warned. . . Read More

Little Rey with all her fluffy friends on Ahch-To. . . don’t tell me this isn’t canon!


Let’s see, we have a Lothwolf, a Lothcat, a Convor, a few Porgs, a Fathier, and a Vulptex. Lots of cuties!

Tomorrow I am lifting my spoiler ban, so go ahead and get ready for a ton of theories, opinions and otherwaywise craziness most likely to start tomorrow!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi fanart by Kitten. No taking, stealing, or otherwise use without permission! I don’t own Star Wars, Rey, or any of these precious critters!

(That’s a ancient Jedi text  pretty book Rey has there! 😉 . . . I said no spoilers. . .  that’s not a technical spoiler. . . or is it. . .)


I’m bout to leave to go see The Last Jedi!!! AND I CAN HARDLY WAIT!!! I’m officially declaring this place SPOILER FREE until the 31st so others can be here without being spoiled. After that, I will give heavy warnings before listing spoilers. I’ll probably be doing lots of porg and icefoxie! art in the next few days!!! ~ Kitten

I was not lying when I said that I’m going to drop a whole ton of SnowBean art on you. I have two pages now of pencil sketches yet to be uploaded, two digital arts in the works, and. . .


I can totally see Sab in a tacky sweater. Obviously, cuz I drew it. . . eh.

Star Wars Rebels fanart by Kitten. NUU STEALIN’! I work hard on each arts I do! I don’t own Star Wars, but I do wish I knew who it was that decided tacky sweaters were cool. . .

Three Weeks ‘Till Christmas!

Yup, and only THREE DAYS TILL THE LAST JEDI PRERELEASES YUSSSS!!! PORG! AND ICEFOXIE! Ahem, at any rate, the SpaceFamily Ghost crew shall begin celebrations by making various faces and expressions. Today: the holiday season sneaks up on a fruit-snatching lil Blueberry. . .ezra ahhhhhhYou could also call this Kitten’s abruptly scheduled, middle-of-the-month, totally random Christmas Outburst. Yeah.

A Quick Hey + Announcements

Heeelllllooooo! Happy new year everyone! It’s. . . been awhile. I’ve been really busy, what with a new semester of school, updating my Etsy shop, and some other general life stuff.

But I did get something really really awesome last week that I want to tell y’all about.


Aii! Yup, I now own a Huion INSPIROY drawing pad, which I’ve been saving up for for a while now. It was a bit challenging to learn to use it at first, but it’s actually really simple and easy to set up and everything. And me, being obsessed with digital art lately (that’s my monthly focus for January, a concept I mentioned last post) was incredibly excited to start drawing with it. I’ve been drawing free-hand with my mouse and Krita’s stabilizer for a while now, so I’m going to first show you how that looks. You might remember this art. . .


Hey, it’s Spider-cat! Hehe, I’ve been exploring the Spiderverse a lot lately. So naturally, when I was designing some art for the shop, I decided to include this next piece, done today with the tablet.


Tada!! This is Miles Morales, from Into the Spiderverse. I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m hoping to soon — all these awards and nominations its been getting, mah goodness! The animation style looks incredible and I’m really excited for it. Anyway, the kinda theme song of the movie is called “Sunflower,” and while I don’t particularly care for the song, I couldn’t resist the idea of giving one of the characters a flower crown.

Note the tapering and natural lines of Miles here — much better than the mouse and far quicker. I worked two, maybe three days on the Loth-cat, but this was all done this afternoon.

I’ve done a bunch of art so far, which leads me to the next announcement. . . I’m going to be taking digital commissions! For a while now, I’ve been considering the idea of offering commissions in the shop, but never really knew how. So over the break, I looked into it and I think I’ve got a pretty good idea on how it works. Basically, I’m just going to be offering services where you can commission me to draw your favorite character, your OC, or fursona. There will be guidelines in the listing as to what styles you can pick from, what palette (if any), and also to make sure your character is one I will draw. I’d advise you to contact me through Etsy’s conversations with your references before buying the listing to make sure that I will be able to draw it. Some things I can’t draw, and some things I won’t draw.

I rambled, sorry. But yay, commissions! They’ll be affordable, and I’ll do my best to work with you through Etsy for the best experience and results. I’m so excited to get the listing set up!

Sorry this was brief (and gah, I still have comments to respond to, sorry to those of you who are experiencing my procrastination!), but I’m working on a much (MUCH) longer post about a certain group of distant-galaxy beings and songs that remind me of them. . . look for that soon! Until then, tell me how you’re doing in the comments below! How’s your art going this year? Have you done anything really awesome that you’re really proud of? Any new milestones already made in 2019? Shout out below — Kitten out!