See, this is why I don't trust cats. One minute, they're all cute and chasing string; the next minute, they're hunched over a map of the world, ready to unleash feline hellfire.
Inspired by three distinct sources:
1) The fantastic art of *wingedsiamese
2) Baroque painting, which is awesome in a way that I will never be
3) The book "Bad Cat" by Jim Edgar
I highly recommend "Bad Cat" for anyone who enjoys drawing cats. The photos are hilarious, and I have never seen such wonderful expressions on a kitty before!
I used one of those replica antique maps as a reference for the map the kitties are using. I will never do this again, as painting that map is a horror which will live with me for the rest of my life. UGH.
I entertain the vain hope that you'll full view out of the goodness of your hearts.