Sarah Berge

Top Cat: My top 5 favorite feline designs

Hey, everyone! You may remember from my previous Best in Show blog, I mentioned that I would try and come back with another listicle of my favorite cat designs. Well, here it is! This time around, I’ve collected and ranked 5 of my favorite feline designs that are currently featured on our site. Now, I know I pointed out the fact that I’m an animal lover in general, which is why I wanted to do this series, but I’ve had cats my whole life and they hold a special place in my heart. So, you can imagine how tough it was for me to pick only five favorites. 

The designs listed below each have a special personality and energy about them, which I’ll talk about later on, that consistently makes me do a double-take each time I scroll past them on the site. The colors, creativity, and postures play a key role in how I rank these five designs, just like the dog post. As always, if you like what you see or have another cute cat design in mind, be sure to let me know if the comments after you’ve read through this post!

Let’s get goin’ with the showin’!



5. Biggie Smalls

 Design by Angry Fox

“I love it when you call me Big Poppa! Throw your hands in the air, if you's a true player!” Since I’m a lover of both cats and the original Notorious BIG, I had to add this to my list of favorites. Simply put, Angry Fox’s Biggie Smalls design is every bit as cool as the figure that it represents. While I wish that the background was a little different, I think that the cat itself has the perfect position and expression, which channels that same feeling you get from the famous photo of the king of rap himself! 



4. Skinny, Floofy, Nakey 

Design by Inked Gaming

This one comes straight from the imagination of our own in-house artists and has been a favorite of mine since it first appeared on our site. Together, Skinny, Floofy, and Nakey make one of the cutest cat patterns I’ve seen...anywhere. What I like most about this particular design is the fun and playful feeling that it gives off each time you look at it. Just imagine how cool they look on one of our playmats, mousepads, dice bags, and more. Kudos to our artists!


3. Catbird in the Garden

 

Design by Kate Becker

Well, if I could accept a CatDog, I can certainly accept a Catbird. How about you? Not only am I impressed with Kate Becker’s use of color, creativity and imagination, but I’m most impressed with her willingness to craft something totally outside of the box. I mean, I’ve never seen a Catbird before or since laying eyes on this beautifully vibrant design. This certainly puts a new meaning on the expression, “when cats fly”. Seeing this winged kitty perched on that tree branch is probably one of the cutest and coolest things I’ve witnessed.


2. Waterfall Lava Cat

Design by Allanvre

We’re switching things up a bit at #2. While Allanvre’s Waterfall Lava Cat design is more scary than sweet, it still has a way of melting my heart, if you know what I mean. I love big cats, too. I like the combination of opposing elements (fire and water or hot and cold) and how it plays a role in the cat’s overall form. The detail in this piece is marvelous as well. In fact, this is one of those designs that allows you to notice a new detail each time you look at it. This almost made to my #1 spot.

1. Amon Cat Design by Jessica Helsdon

I guess I have a thing for cats with wings! Actually, I was a fan of Egyptian history in 7th social studies (must have been because of the movie, The Mummy). Aside from that, I just thought that this Amon Cat design from Jessica Helsdon had a royal and elegant way about it. There’s something peaceful, yet menacing about this piece that really seems to capture every time. I don’t know if it’s the wings, the rich dark colors, the posture, or all three, but this art seems to give off a powerful energy, which is why it’s my favorite cat design.


Well. I’ve shown you mine, now I would like to see yours. If you have a favorite cat design on our site or on this list, be sure to post it in the comments section below. Also, since I’m beginning to like this series, I might consider continuing it with some more cute creatures. What kind of animal would you like to see next? Let me know in the comments. I’m totally open to suggestions and ideas. Again, with so many awesome animal arts featured on our site, we can keep this series going for quite a while!


Until we meet again,

Vince the Prince



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