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05-11-2003, 06:51 AM
Hi folks,
I needed a complete change and decided to try a miniature. The paper is 2 x 2.5 inches so it's a really tiny pic, (smaller than it appears on my monitor.) It's my first attempt at such a small painting, and my first cat pic, so I'm quite pleased it's turned out as well as it has.
It's watercolour and some white gouache. Took me about 3 hours altogether.
Advice and comments welcome.

Minky :cat:


05-11-2003, 09:58 AM
looks great! For the tiny size you got a lot of detail in the fur and in watercolor nevertheless! On tiny nitpick- I'd like to see just a touch of lighter color as a catchlight in the eyes, as right now you can't tell s/he has eyes :)

05-11-2003, 10:24 AM
Oooh, I love it!

05-11-2003, 11:14 AM
That is amazing! and SO small.
One small suggestion would be to ground the kitty. Right now he looks like he's floating in the blue abbis. Just a suggestion of ground under him is all you need.

Are you cross eyed after doing this?;)

05-11-2003, 11:33 AM
wonderful mini kitty....
I agree..needs a drop of light in the eyes..& could use a hint of something under it.....
otherwise...super fantabulous ..not easy to do detial on a teeny weeny.......

Paul Hopkinson
05-11-2003, 02:15 PM
Wow Minky this is superb! Just a sugestion, next time used a postage stamp..............it would be easier!


05-11-2003, 03:11 PM
Beautiful kitty! Wow, it's hard to believe the painting's that small! :clap:

05-11-2003, 06:55 PM
This is Very nice!! I have painted a few minis I know that they can be a challenge..but they are Very Fun!!

05-11-2003, 08:58 PM
Awesome! Painting mini's can be a welcome change. I get into a mini-painting frenzy every now and then. They are fun to put into greeting cards as a little surprise. :)


prairie painter
05-11-2003, 09:28 PM
Very sweet kitty! The eyes show up fine on my computer, btw.:cat:

05-11-2003, 10:56 PM
Thanks guys - glad you like her. Thanks for the suggestion about the grounding. I agree she is an amazing puss with lots of talents but floating isn't one of them!!:D

Her eyes actually stand out really well in the original - very bright blue with white highlights on the pupils and on the right side edges. It's hard to catch it properly in the scan.

Heres a close up digi pic

05-12-2003, 09:07 AM
To have that much detail in such a tiny piece of art. Terrific job!!!

05-12-2003, 10:05 AM
This is a seal-mitted Ragdoll isn't it? I have a seal-mitted Ragdoll and she looks just like this! I am amazed at the detail you could get in this tiny portrait! It is beautiful ! Wonderful job!

Leslie Pz
05-12-2003, 10:09 AM
Very cute! Wonderful detail. Very nice piece.

05-12-2003, 10:42 AM
What a cute kitty!

Heck I can't even write small let along paint small :rolleyes: :D

Well done!


05-12-2003, 05:21 PM
Thanks for the nice comments everyone. I really enjoyed working small and think I might do a whole series of these little cats - all different species.
Lahree - she is a blue point Birman.


05-12-2003, 05:38 PM
:) Very nice tiny little cat!

05-13-2003, 12:41 AM
She's gorgeous! I love her. You did an outstanding job!

05-13-2003, 01:42 AM

05-13-2003, 02:38 AM
Very well done Taminka ! So little so details

05-13-2003, 09:33 AM
Lahree - she is a blue point Birman.

Lol! Well, I was close! A Ragdoll was "created??" in a great part from Birman's and have a very strong resemblence. No matter what breed she is, she is beautiful and your painting is very very well done.

05-14-2003, 12:12 PM
They say good things come in small packages.
Wonderful job Minky

05-14-2003, 01:46 PM
Thanks guys - glad you like her. Thanks for the suggestion about the grounding. I agree she is an amazing puss with lots of talents but floating isn't one of them!!
LOL! i agree with Twyla about grounding her, but other than that...i think this is great! such detail in such a tiny painting...wow!!!:clap: :clap:

05-15-2003, 02:21 PM
Wow, such detail! I can't believe it's that small :)

06-17-2003, 02:10 AM
Fantastic!!!!!!!! Go for it!! Miniatures can be a joy!! I really like this one. Jaef

Sandra B
06-17-2003, 06:25 AM
I love it too. I know a few mini artists and am amazed by the patience they must have painting with a "three-hair" brush. I refuse to paint anything smaller than 16 x 20 !! and with nothing smaller than a #2 filbert to boot! Lovely job. You should print it on note cards.

06-17-2003, 11:14 AM
OMG, this is absolutely gorgeous! There's no way I could do one that small with so much detail. Incredible!

06-18-2003, 07:49 AM
Wow, that's amazing to be that small with such detail. I don't know how I'd go at such a tiny pic.

06-18-2003, 05:15 PM
This is the cutest tiny cat I've ever seen!!! - Wonderful work!!!:clap: :clap: