i absolutely adore the shading in this! if i turn my monitor just right (which i initially did) i can't see the skull-structure in the face at all. and then a tiny adjustment and *poof!* creepiness. i love it.
the cat from my story is sort of a combination of two inspirations, Pluto from Poe's "the Black Cat" (one of my absolute favorite short stories of his!) and from my own Cat that died in 07, she only had one eye and was prone to following me around obsessively. I've tried to combine the feeling of misfortune and death with Pluto with the memory of my old cat to create the character used in my first year film