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New Illustrations and Doodles

First Coffee

I’m currently on my first glass of coffee, iced coffee, but the above picture is an accurate representation of how I currently am. If you’ve followed my art over the years, you’ll know there’s a very strong recurring theme of cats and coffee. Two things I cannot, and will not live without! I also love the spooky side of things. Though over the years my “spooky” has been more cute than boo, but I feel like with drawing on the iPad, maybe I can get a little closer to the spooky side. I tried to draw the white cat above as a ghostly kind of cat, surrounded by cobwebs, in the background hanging from the shelves and walls.

Not A Morning Ghost

Not a Morning Ghost was an idea for Twitch emotes, or rather updating my Twitch page emotes. Then I scrapped the idea but still liked the cat. Then I had the brilliant idea to try adding text again. What kind of text? Should I write it? Should I use a font? What font? I didn’t think any of the ideas worked so I scrapped the text. I need to buy some post-it notes so I can make a note to stick on a monitor, “NO TEXT.”

That’s a nope.
Cat and Jack

Another favorite theme of mine to paint is cats and autumn/Halloween. Trying a more muted approach with two kitties and pumpkins, I’m not sure I could actually paint these in acrylics, but I like the softness in the illustrations. Sometimes, I’ll illustrate things first, or doodle them, then later paint them. I’m not sure how many of my recent illustrations will make it to acrylic on wood, but there’s a chance some will be painted.

The Pumpkin Carver

As always, if you’re interested in prints of any of these illustrations, you can find them in my Teepublic Shop! Any and all feedback is welcome as well. What do you think about text on art shirts?

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Happy Lefthander’s Day!

The Left Handed Cat

It’s our day! We get a day! Go forth and smear some ink, fellow lefties! Raise your left hand in the comments to let me know you’re out there celebrating today!

Like my lefty cat illustration? You can buy it over in my Teepublic shop!

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Zombie Cat Illustrations!

A new little series of illustrations for Halloween! Zombie Cats! Something I started doodling a zombie cat as I was waiting for an order of acrylic paint to arrive, and also while putting off de-glittering my workspace. I figured I needed to play on the iPad a bit. I cracked open my preferred app, Adobe Fresco, and started doodling. That’s how this little series came about! (I should point out that as I was working on the first two, I was staring at an empty glass of iced coffee, so maybe *I’m* the zombie cat?!)

Braaaaaains! Fiiiiiish braaaaains!
Zombie cat wants noooooodles!

The last one I finished is the lumberjack, which was a request from a great friend of mine. I have made him with and without the axe, but currently the axe version is up on my Teepublic shop! I hope you enjoy these creepy little kitties. Click on the image to go to my TeePublic Shop where you can purchase prints or t-shirts!

Fish braaaaaaains! Better watch out, zombie cat is coming!

Oh, and a bonus ghosty cat with some iced coffee because it’s honestly all I drink these days and it’s iced coffee season! Jk, it’s iced coffee season all year!

Just because you’re a ghost, doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy that iced coffee!
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Oh No! Kitty Was Ghosted!

I get a lot of random ideas after morning walks, this was one of them. 😺👻 (No actual ghosting happened, just ftr.) I also realized I forgot the tail version in my reel, which you can see it being drawn out in the link! Hope you all have a great day!

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Space Cats!

A little doodle I drew out the other morning. Kitty loved spending time in the arcade, trying to beat his high score in Space Cats! pew pew pew! This artwork is available on a myriad of items in my RedBubble and Society6 shops!

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Happy Pride Month!

Happy Pride Month! Available on select items in my Society6 shop!
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Happy National Cat Day! (and other illustrations!)

Make sure you follow me on Instagram @kilkennycat_art to get first peek at animated digital illustrations I make!

Good Morning!
You know it’s coming…
Autumn bicycle ride.
Autumn kitty in a pumpkin.
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Happy Feline Friday! New Art: Black Cat Lady

© Ryan Conners

I’m pretty sure I thought the same thing last Friday but, how is it Friday again?! This week has flown by. I think this is going to conclude my “digital art only” week because I’m not sure I can go a Caturday without painting with acrylics. I have had a lot of fun getting more used to creating art on the iPad vs traditional painting. This is how I started, teaching myself Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightwave 3D, and 3D Studio Max during my down time working as in IT in the Navy. Of course I’ll still create digital art in my down time from painting, but I won’t focus a whole week on it…I don’t think. Well, we’ll see. I hope you have enjoyed my pieces this week! I had a lot of fun making them. As always, all the new digital art pieces are available on a variety of items in my Society6 Shop!

Ok before I end this post, I have a request. I started this more as a self-portrait with my typical attire and might have made my hair a little more blue than black-but that was totally to separate it from the cats and top. Anyway, I thought it was too much, and I needed to brighten it up, hence the orange. My Mom insists she likes the original darker version, what say you? Leave me a comment below with which you like more! Also I didn’t add a background to the first one since I changed it completely. 

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New Digital Art: The Yogurt Thief

Willow, actual yogurt thief.

My cats don’t eat ‘people’ food, and even though I paint a lot of cats drinking coffee, tea, boba, etc., that’s more about me and my obsession with coffee. I can sit down and enjoy a meal without kitties staring me down, willing me to feed them what delicious food is in front of me…unless it’s yogurt. Yogurt or skyr. My cats (specifically Willow) go nuts over these things and I’m not 100% sure why. If yogurt is left unattended for a even a second, Willow is there stealing a lick. So that is the inspiration for the latest piece of digital art I created for this week. The Yogurt Thief. 

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Calico Mom and Kittens

Calico Mom and Kittens
“Playing Between The Potted Plants”
-Painted with Golden acrylics.
– 10″ x 8″ Mounted Birch Wood
-Topped with two coats of matte varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!
Fiona was watching her kittens playing around the potted plants!
Copyright © Ryan Conners