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The Cat that Walked by Himself by Himmapaan The Cat that Walked by Himself by Himmapaan
‘I am the Cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me’

Illustration for The Cat that Walked by Himself, from Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories, published in a limited edition of 1,000 copies by The Folio Society, 2012.

Watercolour and Chinese ink on Saunders Waterford hot pressed, 265 x 150mm.

There are a few progress stages and a close-up detail of the cat in this WordPress post.

More illustrations in the Just So Stories folder.

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(c) Niroot Puttapipat and The Folio Society, 2012.
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Given 2014-06-15
The Cat that Walked by Himself, an outstanding watercolour illustration by Himmapaan ( Featured by STelari )
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camaseiz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful. This is my favourite story of Just so stories book.
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Maggyona Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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MittAnnexia13 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
Amazing detail for such a small picture. You are very talented!
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PaulineMoss Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the soft quality of this piece and there is so much sensitivity!  :clap:  Congratulations! :love:
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
such lovely work!
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oberon13 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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coywolf99Azada Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Simple, and brilliant.Heart 
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Ayi82 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
I do not know the story but the cat is beautiful!
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is absolutely beautiful!
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keight Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
This is a gorgeous illustration of one of my childhood favorite stories. Thank you for posting it here.
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RainbowCharizard Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just read this story. XD
Lovely art piece, I really like the details in the branches. And that cat has such a cheeky little look on his face. ^u^
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robin64bit Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Has a very mythological feel to it. It reminds me of a Froud drawing from the Hensen era. 
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CyrnaMoustier Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Reminds me of my cat XD
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD my friend!  ;)
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simonamoon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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montygm Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Beautiful work. Love the tree branches and great earthy colours used. Well done.
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Luted Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Read this story a while ago for class. Lovely artwork <3
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ThrowDownYourHat Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh, I remember this story. Love the illustration, it speaks of the character very well.
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
A magnificent illustration!  Very well done, congrats on the DD!
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful illustration. Congrats on the DD!
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Akashyia Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
really wonderful Heart 
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xDoglate Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh!! This is gorgeous! And I just love that story! It's so cute and portrays cats perfectly XD
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KodamaEru Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
I have this book at home and I loved every story :) This illustration is perfect!
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motsart Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Love the branches !!!!!
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BDCrowell Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Excellent work!  It looks like it's popping off the page.
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YemaYema Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
All your stuff is DD worthy, but congrats on this one anyway! It is beautiful! :D
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Congratulations, it is beautiful!  :heart:
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! I really like this work. Very interesting style. You are great artist. Congratulations! :love:
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Aaaaronn Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i love how you did the branches
really great
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JoryRFerrell Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Artist
How much would you charge for an image like this and how long would it take to complete?
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ElionaZale Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I enjoy the use of negative space in your work.
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Black-Sis Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful illustration ♡ You are gifted with luck to get your artwork published.
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FaintSketches Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
This is one of my absolute favorites of yours.. I'm not sure why. I just feel like that cat has so much personality in his face. It's remarkable.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much again, Taylor.
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darkallegiance666 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
The only story that I remember from the old hard-backed copy of "Just So Stories". Well illustrated.
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Hakkatu Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
really cute drawing
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vasodelirium Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
a wonderful story!and great illustration!
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FaDemian Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely piece !! :D
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Fiofiorina Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Charming!
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iam-SHERLOCKED Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured! : [link] :hug:
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TheMianne Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!
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MsStarsea Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
My favourite Just So story, what a perfect illustration.
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skyeraikes Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful :) I love the colours
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ReplicantAngel Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Gorgeous work! I love his clever little expression.
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MyDoodle Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful! ... As always :)
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e-d-u-r-n-e Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
wow! that's nice! good job!
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LadyElka Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
I once played the Cat in a camp production of The Cat that Walked by Himself when I was a kid. I always loved the story!
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flyingfish98 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Wonderful as ever; the cat's expression is perfect.
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voidorcosmos Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the branches, so gorgeous!
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