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Catwoman from Channel Six - April O'Neil by OdysseusUT Catwoman from Channel Six - April O'Neil by OdysseusUT
My nod to the classic TMNT episode:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsK6Jf…

And here's some more interpretations that other great artists have done:
Were April O' Neil by SinisterPinkles Leopard April by Tetra-Triforce Commission - 1987 April O'Neil Turning into a Cat by Amesp April O'Neil - TMNT by AchiKyle April O'Neil cat (request) by nmnumberzero

And even more (dA only lets you have 5 thumbnails in the description...)
'NAOW'
Return of the Cat Woman
Practice Request: Catgirl April O'Neil
April O'neil x Werecat (point commission)


Credits:

April O'Neil photo: Original (License CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Photographer: Ted Reynolds
Model: TheZe Lindze A'la Mode

Cat: Sitting Bengal Kitten Stock 2
Photographer: FurLined

Cat: Bengal Cat Standing Stock 20150125-2
Photographer: FurLined
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:iconoldmanwinters:
Woah, what an impressive photomorph! Your skin layer edits look seamlessly integrated onto the original source. I imagine this must have taken you quite a bit of time! I think the most impressive morph is the top of the lip and the tip of the nose, as you can still clearly see it's the cosplayer's features, yet they are given a distinctively anthropomorphic appearance. And good idea to leave the eyes almost unchanged but for maybe a few lighting touchups, as they are absolutely beautiful already. I wish more movies used CGI this convincing!

If I have one major criticism it is probably the cat ears, as they seem a bit tacked on since I don't see much change in the hair strands as one would expect from such a transformation. Looks like you did tinker with the lighting on the hair highlights to account for the ears, so that's a good start, just maybe needs a little bit more to sell the effect.

Also, the tail isn't obvious at first on account of its darker fur pattern against a dark backdrop, but it's a nice touch all the same. About how long do you think the tail would be in this instance? In the cartoon episode, it looked to be at least three feet long, but it looks considerably shorter here since she's sitting down and it's only barely visible from the side. Guess that probably has a lot to do with the photo source of the cat. Did you consider using any other cat sources besides the bengal kitten?

One suggestion would be to play with the background a little. The original worked well for the context since the idea was that April was being held captive in a warehouse or something par for the course like that. Maybe setting this edit in something like a scientific lab would support the new narrative that she's been experimented upon. Did you have the idea that April has been recently mutated after being captured or that she has been a cat-woman for some time and simply stumbled into a trap, like what happened in the cartoon episode where she snuck into Shredder's warehouse to reverse her mutation and got caught anyway?

I remember Lindze Ala Mode's April cosplay from a few years back, and I've always thought she created one of the most accurate interpretations of Classic Toon April ever. She also demonstrated a authenticity in her facial impressions and careful staging of the original photoshoot. Even in your edit, her original appeal still shines through, which is what makes the image all the better. I hope you showed her the final product, and did she give you any feedback?
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A well done piece that shows a lot of dedication to the source material. While it was a one off episode, you clearly have taken the time to go over the form and material and the dedication shows in the completeness of your end product. I can imagine Renae Jacobs saying the line "This is just purrfect" to herself in the picture.

Now the problems I see is that the character never appears as such in the episode in question, how ever I can see how this would have been a compromise since I don't see a lot of ladies cosplaying as Miss O'Neil in a cage.
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yosegaman Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017
excellent work !
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DEVAINTCATEXE Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017
I just love this! No more to say, fantastic idea and job on it.
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OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Glad you like it :D
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SamAndSal Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this looks freaking fantastic! Never been much into "Cat" April stuff based off this episode, but WOW you did a good job here.
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OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :) I'm glad you like it!
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FandomFoodie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017
Anyone remember the mutations toy where she became a Weretiger?
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monstermaster13 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
A terrific re-imagining of that episode.
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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monstermaster13 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome.
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macguffin78 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh YES!!  Absolutely incredible.  Not only one of your best, but one of the best I've ever seen in this genre!!  Well done, sir.
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OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Did you get my message about joining discord? You should definitely check it out, there's a good mix of animal TF morphers as well as Pinnochia/Nose morphers there and you'd fit right in.
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macguffin78 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did, thanks very much!  I tried to go to the website on my phone but it looks like I need to register an account?  Unfortunately my online time is very limited so I don't have time to do chat sessions, but I'd still like to communicate and share ideas.
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ErnCer Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Easily one of the best ones of these that I've seen and will probably ever see.
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Edited Aug 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D And hopefully it's not the best you'll ever see! I should hope I can keep improving lol
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:iconerncer:
ErnCer Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, of April's cat woman theme, not the best you'll ever make, period. 
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope it will be topped because I think all of us TF fans would love to see it. The challenge is out there now!
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QualifiedQuackDoctor Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
Instant Favorite! 
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :) Do you think you'll ever get back in the game?
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Atlantis0815 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017
Great work. 
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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timbertable Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Faved. Critique maybe later.
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OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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EricVonSchweetz Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Nice
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconlessthanhuman:
lessthanhuman Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Not bad. Not bad at all :)
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. It means even more when I get a comment from one of my inspirations :)
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AngusMcTavish Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017
That's right, that was an actual episode, wasn't it? Excellent job on this!
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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MysticNitekatt Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017
Amazing and Well done!
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!!!

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agamate Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017
You know I will say it is amazes!  You add to her face with not loose her emotion which is a hard one to make. Such a good work!
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OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconoldmanwinters:
oldmanwinters Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017
Lindze Ala Mode does have a DevArt page, even though I don't think she updates it much:
theze.deviantart.com/
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OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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KingSexyStudKitty Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Love your work and watched the cartoon....that was...80's....and bad...
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OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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KingSexyStudKitty Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome:)
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technosasquatch Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017
Nice! :thumbsup:
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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technosasquatch Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017
:)
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SeptemberSignal Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this is my favorite interpretation. I always liked the episode, but the depiction on the show could have been drawn better.

The model combined with your photoshop skills has really come together well. Her eyes are just beautiful. :)
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OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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TransformationHub Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017
great work mate absolutely love it you never fail to amaze. I might even ask the model if i can do a story about her as well
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OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconrkelic:
Rkelic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic! Cat morphs are quite hard for me...
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I think you do them well!
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src4387 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Sweet!
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KillX Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017
Awesome :D
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OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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