Saturday, December 10, 2011

Aye Aye Cap'n

Captain Amelia from Treasure Planet, a loose interpretation of Robert Lewis Stevenson's Treasure Island...and a very atypical flick by Disney standards.  Normally I tend to shy away from the anthropomorphic (furry) stuff, but, yeah, this one was a little hard to pass up....for obvious reasons.

Original Sketch by Roary
Colors by Phillipthe2


  1. Oddly enough, pronounced feline/canine muzzles and/or full-body pelts (e.g. the "Minverva Mink" look) are my primary deal-breakers when it comes to partially-human vixens...anything else (head-tendrils, wacky skintones, tails, etc.) is generally OK by me. That said, don't expect to see my fugly mug on Animal Planet's next Gator/Cat/Snakeman: Extreme Bod Mod(TM) expose'.

    Can't say I spent much time visualizing this particular catlady in a non-PG context, but she was one of that flick's less annoying characters. Apparently the animation team for TP also had a hand in Disney's "Tarzan" derivation...which, six degrees later, leads us to an occasional DA yuri piece hooking the Cap'n here up with Jane. Gotta love the Net.

    Oh, right, the pic: not my usual bag, but this artist has a pretty solid grasp of anatomy. You'd think a catgirl would have slightly pointier cuticles, though.

  2. Actually, she does have slightly pointy cuticles...on her hands. Or would that be "it's" hands...who knows these things? I just chose not color them in the usual, gaudy, look-at-me fashion. It's the little details that make or break (most times break) a pic.

    Oddly enough, I noticed the yuri Jane-Cap ones a couple of years before I found this one....fascinating combo to say the least without straying too far down the dark path of bestiality. I've never been the biggest Tarzan fan, so naturally I gravitated towards the feline half of the equation.

    True story: The majority of the old Tarzan movies ('30s-40s) were filmed at various locations along the Silver River and the St Johns River here in FL. Naturally, some of their "extras" escaped and now (um-teen generations later) there are small colonies of monkeys (Rhesus macaque) roaming central FL.

    Pic-wise, this is the third attempt at coloring this over a period of two years. So solid is Roary's grasp of anatomy that, well, fuckin' up his hard work is really easy to do. My two previous attempts will never, ever see the light of day.

  3. Hey, at least third time was the charm. Come to think of it, I can visualize how toe-talons would inconvenience the hell out of any shoe/sock-wearing humanoid, so partial declawing just makes sense here.

    I kinda inhaled ERB's pulp paperbacks (and 70's DC/Marvel comic spinoffs, dug outta my local shops' quarter bins) during middle school, but pretty much missed the entirety of the Apish One's film career, save for Disney's entry. Kinda wish the animated version had more lost civilizations, less Rosie O'Donnell...then again, at least Toon!zan has a shoulder to pick ticks from whilst his ex is cruising the galaxy.

    Ah, imported species making themselves a little too much at home...while I was vaguely aware Florida boasted a notable feral-monkey population c/o zoos & wildlife parks, I had no clue it went back quite that far, though again it seems obvious in retrospect. Gotta wonder how often our fellow primates run afoul of FL's apparently exploding Burmese python populace.

  4. Anon: The big constrictors is more of a south Florida / Everglades thing. We get them here in central FL, but it's rather rare...usually household pet escapees / releases. South FL on the other hand stems mainly from Hurricane Andrew. Two metro zoos and a like number of private reptile parks were obliterated in '92. If it's not the big snakes down there, then it's the wild hogs the Spaniards turned loose 500 years ago up here. Hell, there is even a heard of Bison introduced just north of here decades ago....though they were actually native to FL until northern settlers killed them off in the early 1800's.