I finally found the perfect mouth reference!

I have been wracking my brain for forever trying to figure out exactly how I want Nyarth's lips to look like.... Of course, I settled on the idea of a more real-life kitty mouth. But I had no idea where to find any actual references for what I wanted.

I'm watching The Fifth Element right now, and I realized something as I see the scenes with Gary Oldman playing the main villain, Zorg.

His lips are exactly what I envision Nyarth's to look like! The top one's drawn up a bit so it kinda looks like a :3 mouth. Check out this Google search of Gary Oldman's 5th Element days, and you'll see what I mean.

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I think it's perfect! Whaddya think? I'm very pleased.