The Cactus Cat

The Drunken Cat from the West with the Prickly Chest

Coming from the American Southwest comes Cactus Cat! Larger than your average house cat meow, covered with thorn like hair meow, has sharp bones on its front legs meow, and a branched spiky tail and small horn-like ridges behind the ears meow.

The cactus cat survives by eating the sap of common cacti found in the deserts where it lives. Unfortunately for the cactus cat, this sap ferments and intoxicates the cat. The cat will then stumble off drunkenly through the desert in an alcoholic haze.

Cowboys and other frontiersmen reported hearing the cactus cat at night, wailing in the darkness, and occasionally rasping its bony arms together. If the stories are to be believed, a cactus cat would even occasionally attack humans, drunkenly screaming into campsites and causing much mayhem!

swiped most of this description from here

judgement Is Complete

our judgeOur Judge this week was Steve Gadlin, Comedian, Writer, Developer and Artist in residence at the like minded and remarkably fun iwanttodrawacatforyou.com, pay him a visit have him draw you a cat, and remember his word is law!

 

the Cactus Cat Entry # 8

the Cactus Cat Entry # 8

Man such a welcoming palette for what I’m sure is a very unwelcoming land! Cactus Thunder is pretty fantastic, as are those shimmering heat rays round the sun.

Judge’s Commentary

This drawing was my favorite to look at. I love how drunkenness is conveyed by twisted halos a few inches over each ear – which is exactly how it feels. Well done. This is something I wish I could draw! And I’m sure I’ll steal several of these techniques for http://iwanttodrawacatforyou.com.

the Cactus Cat Entry # 9

the Cactus Cat Entry # 9

Oooh I’m calling best haunches we’ve seen thus far… though for a second i did think the front paws were balls… but such nicely delineated spike rows and the beautiful tongue of a beast not burdened with complexities.

Judge’s Commentary

This drawing most accurately matches what I see in my head when I say the words “cactus cat.” Or at least it will from now on. If this were a real plant, you know lawns across all social spheres would be littered with them. And hopefully there would be a fun little office variety that you could put on your desk at work.

the Cactus Cat Entry # 16

the Cactus Cat Entry # 16

Since we’re talking ratios, this one’s got by far the highest cacti to cat ratio by far. and i swear, startled me a little when i opened it, and that’s kinda fun!

Judge’s Commentary

I’m picking this one because it will haunt me at night for the rest of my life. The image of tiny little cacti for teeth will undoubtedly be the subject of several nightmares. Just now my entire body shuddered as I imagined what they might feel like grinding together, those little cacti choppers, if I tried to chew through a taco. Or some saltwater taffy.

The Cactus Cat Entry # 1

the Cactus Cat Entry # 1

Our first ever Friday evening entry! And he came with his own caption – “So much work for one old fashion cactail” First off, Cactail is funny as hell and second I’m hoping this guy knows to toss his first runnings, cause that looks delicious!

the Cactus Cat Entry # 2

the Cactus Cat Entry # 2

“Half horny toad, half mountain lion, the cactus cat’s long barbed tongue is used to pierce the cacti it feeds upon from a distance, as to not be pricked by the plant’s thorns. It then sucks the juices up through the hollow center of the organ.”

the Cactus Cat Entry # 3

the Cactus Cat Entry # 3

He just wants to snuggle! You’re so long mr Cactus Cat, and sooo adorable. The pleasure bubbles are also much appreciated!

the Cactus Cat Entry # 4

the Cactus Cat Entry # 4

Oh sweet waxy crayon, I can smell you right through this monitor! I like that this one has taken only the cuteness from the cactus side of the family and left the prickly for number 3!

the Cactus Cat Entry # 5

the Cactus Cat Entry # 5

Insert whistling western music here! Lots of good extras in this one, from the cat tail on the “t” to the paw-printed bandana. And those feet are gonna make me chuckle for at least a few more minutes!

the Cactus Cat Entry # 6

the Cactus Cat Entry # 6

I knew there was a reason I memorized “Intergalactic Proton-Powered Electrical Tentacled Advertising Droid”! So good! and the stripes add a nice dimension!

the Cactus Cat Entry # 7

the Cactus Cat Entry # 7

Full disclosure, this one’s mine. And I’m claiming superiority over all as I have the most realistic nipples. And what is that a 64oz can of Cactus Juice? My lord that cat is gonna get ripped!

the Cactus Cat Entry # 10

the Cactus Cat Entry # 10

Oh i do love when they follow the description pretty much word for word! The “boney feet” are amazing, and i was curious how long it would take to get a tapper on one of these cacti!

the Cactus Cat Entry # 11

the Cactus Cat Entry # 11

Man that guy is adorable. Good paws, great prickle and I always like a little orange… though its possible his spine is broken.

the Cactus Cat Entry # 12

the Cactus Cat Entry # 12

Oh hell! So beautiful! I think I’ve been secretly worrying that we’re drifting too cutesy but this guy brings creepy back in force! From his Mr Burns rubby hands to his jointless limbs and those wonderful soulless eyes!!!

the Cactus Cat Entry # 13

the Cactus Cat Entry # 13

Beware El Loco Kittycabra as he revels in the cactus haze… ArooooOOOOOOO!!! (In my best coyote) I was really hoping we’d get a realistic rendering or two! Amazing how much difference those teeny fangs make!

the Cactus Cat Entry # 14

the Cactus Cat Entry # 14

Pretty funny how a single entry can be both the most innocent and the most perverse. I mean those are some adorable cuddly cats sharing a sip, but that is one hell of a phallic cactus they are nursing from! Nicely played.

the Cactus Cat Entry # 15

the Cactus Cat Entry # 15

Poor Cactus Cat doesn’t remember what happened last night. Ooooh good angle! And that is an amazing eye to mouth ratio all while somehow managing to not turn that anime corner!

the Cactus Cat Entry # 17

the Cactus Cat Entry # 17

Ooh almost like a before picture for number 15! Nice restraint on the stink lines, and that cactus/camel hump mixed with the wee baby hands makes him so pleasingly gross!

the Cactus Cat Entry # 18

the Cactus Cat Entry # 18

I’m pretty sure this guy could have just gotten away with the menu and i would have chuckled but the addition of the taco consumer perspective is fantastic. I do worry that he should do some work with his cuticles though.

the Cactus Cat Entry # 19

the Cactus Cat Entry # 19

Miau. Miau, miau. Right on it’s like a little Ralph Macchio (well 1980s Macchio) of Cactus Cat drawings, so small innocent and fragile that you fail to realize the threat ’til he’s eating your face!

the Cactus Cat Entry # 20

the Cactus Cat Entry # 20

Ooh another phallic cactus! And nice “mittens”… and for some reason with the slicked back ears my brain wants to read this dude as a saw billed platypus, which i’m just going to write off as a synapse misfire!

the Cactus Cat Entry # 21

the Cactus Cat Entry # 21

And in just under the wire! Number 21 afire with an erie Southwestern glow! Great power tilt on the holster and might I add, nice nipple placement! Plus I like that some of you are not afraid to draw right through the “gutter”.

The Cactus Cat Entry # 22

The Cactus Cat Entry # 22

Oh man that is the mustache of a cat who knows a few things about life! I also like that he is very slowly typing a novel on an invisible typewriter, one paw drop at a time…

The Cactus Cat – Drawing # 23

The Cactus Cat - Drawing # 23

See there’s gonna be kinda fun wave here with these old beasts… I mean I have no clue what jokes I already made 3 years back and it’s very un-me to go back and check… so we’ll just assume the succulent cat joke was already played and instead focus on how much i love that lil head blossom… makes em look sorta Hawaiian!

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