'Neko Sama' means 'Lord Cat' in Japanese. I had fun creating this character, and playing with the idea of giving him the appearance of being part cat. The picture started as a sketch, which I scanned in and reproduced using Paint Shop Pro. Using vector based graphics, I duplicated the lines on one layer and the colors on another layer. The background is actually a photo I took on a trip to Oregon, at Sunset Bay Park. I used the special affects of my paint program to give it a water color appearance, and altered the coloring to match the character.