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Kendo sketches by JessKat-art Kendo sketches by JessKat-art
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 
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tdickensheets Featured By Owner Edited Jul 7, 2014
I like you drawing.
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Wakko666 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
it's beautiful.

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

Just... wow.

Your style is just... unbelievable.
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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 :)
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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!
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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.
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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..^^
awsome!
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weloveyouGantu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
I always loved your Kendo art Jess, he was always a very fasinating creation to me. ^^"
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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:
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