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Kendo sketches by JessKat-art Kendo sketches by JessKat-art
Old art from 2007.
It's been such a long time since I've drawn Kendo or meerbats in general, I don't think the majority of my visitors now even knows who he is. Which is kind of a funny thought, considering meerbats were basically how I earned my spurs as an artist on the web. It's how I managed to make a name for myself, sort of. I still haven't actually gotten around to writing out any stories Kendo appears in (thus far they only exist in my head), I don't have any official profile description of him anywhere, yet amazingly he's still got a small but loyal fanbase. People hardly know his personality but seem to think he's cool nonetheless. It amuses me.

Part of the reason I haven't been drawing him much lately is because my style has changed over the years and I found it harder and harder to keep pinning down his looks. I was so strict on getting it just a certain way that it actually limited my expression. My style has become more free-flowing over time and Kendo's old design was more restrained. More perfectionist, like I used to be. It actually made my wrist ache trying to force myself to painstakingly trace the old look when my style just wasn't the same anymore.

I finally decided to allow myself some more freedom in adapting his design to my new style. Not that there's much difference now, I'm still working on it. The most noticeable thing is his eyes/eyebrows which are bigger and more expressive now. Kendo may be a serious person, but in order to keep him fun to draw, even he needs to learn to emote.
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tdickensheets Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
That are Meercute! Heart 
tdickensheets Featured By Owner Edited Jul 7, 2014
I like you drawing.
Wakko666 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
it's beautiful.

id like to be good as you one day at drawing
projectautumn Featured By Owner May 8, 2008

Just... wow.

Your style is just... unbelievable.
GlitterQueen Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
Hello there Kendo long time no see!!!
I love the meerbats I use to look at them from a different website you had :)
Hekima Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
I think about your meerbats at random fairly often. I think it's just because I just like bat things. I hope you draw them more often. Your style has only gotten awesomer!
AleaIshikawa Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
That is one bad-furbutt mutha!

I agree with you on the "loose" style. It's odd, but you can tell when someone is really comfortable with character design because everything just -flows-. It's neat to see.
SweetSummerSoul Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I just love kendo...
I think I've seen every pic you've done of him..^^
weloveyouGantu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
I always loved your Kendo art Jess, he was always a very fasinating creation to me. ^^"
Myrcury-Art Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
Its because he *is* cool! I mean, *look* at him!! :D I think he rocks. Always have. :D Its good to see him again!! Very very much :heart: for your sketches, as always, with the amazing expressions and poses! :heart:
Rachel1987 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to see more of Kendo in the future. I always loved looking at your meerkat/meerbat stuff on your site. I'm glad to see that you have tried drawing him again.

Keep up the great work!
KatneySK Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
Ahhh, the wonders of meerbats... I've SO waited for you to have some fan fiction of him! And those comics you used to draw of them were adorable. :heart: He looks awesome here, I barely notice a difference in the style, but either way he's still hot. Hope to see more of him and that you don't get any aches drawing him.
scoots Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
I remember him! :D Great work, JK ^^
ServantsofJustice Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
beautiful work as always :nod:
sharpenr Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
Eyes and expression are the first thing that riveted me to this.
Vixenmon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
I still remeber him and he's still hansom as ever.
sharyamato Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kendo *_* I've missed him!

I love the second sketch of him looking back <3
jennymstead Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I saw this character on your website before,... I love how you've developed his character! :D
kuroryushin Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg its so awsome to see him again ^^
Genbe89 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
he's awsome
rodrev Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah!!! Kendo! His back :D
katikat Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome back, Kendo, i missed you ^__^

He's great character :) he's look little more realistic meerkart than on your early pictures from him.
LobbyReal Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
OMG yeah XD More meerkat art from you^^
I admired them already at T.A.A. ^^
Aeolus06 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Student Digital Artist
wicked kewl :D its nice to see him again :nod: love the sketches
1Robin-Lover1 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
you have some crazy lion king-style skillz!
selenlanoir Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
i love the expresion <3~
BabylonSabby Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Student General Artist
Wow, your style's changed a bunch. O.O I love it. I haven't seen Kendo in forever! *glomp*
P-Kitty Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
this is the very first time I've seen this, but it is very good indeed
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