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gecko99
08-04-2013, 07:27 PM
My youngest cat, various pastels on Pastelbord, quite a different surface to work on...

Nicole

NRC
08-04-2013, 09:30 PM
Your youngest looks like he/she has a sense of humour; lovely cat smile. Gorgeous eyes. Can you tell us more about the Pastelboard? Was it challenging to work on?

Terry Wynn
08-04-2013, 10:40 PM
This is lovely, Nicole. Love the way you have used the pastel, the blue touch in the ear and the way the chest fades out. Nice, nice!

Terry

artsask
08-05-2013, 12:59 AM
Cute

Trudi

Dcam
08-05-2013, 09:49 AM
Hi Nicole: What a lovely cat, and a lovely painting. Just the right pose and you rendered it so well.

Derek:thumbsup:

purplepansey
08-05-2013, 12:32 PM
Maybe it's not what you want to hear but it almost looks photogenic it's so real and beautiful.

Sarah Rose
08-05-2013, 10:02 PM
Lovely! The kitty smile is wonderful!

pastel65
08-05-2013, 10:14 PM
Great painting. Love the eyes. Pam

Peter Forster
08-06-2013, 10:52 AM
I'm a beginner and so not qualified to give crit. However, I can say I like your painting, in particular I admire the way you have faded out towards the bottom and have learned something from you. Thank you, Peter.

gecko99
08-07-2013, 04:45 AM
Thanks guys :)

Nell, the pastelbord is quite scratchy and not very conducive to blending, which is probably a good thing as you have to blend with other pastels or just scumble.

It does hold the pigment extremely well and takes plenty of layers.

Nicole

irmaleo
08-07-2013, 07:52 AM
very lovely!

Lorraine Paris
08-07-2013, 09:32 AM
Lovely work, nice strong light on the right makes it very effective.

lanaballot
08-07-2013, 05:36 PM
The cat is beautiful. What is really special for me here is how you have very realistic textures for the head of the cat, but then it rather quickly transitions into those bold wide strokes at the bottom. It's like watching a magic act performed :)

pugwash
08-07-2013, 10:05 PM
Beautiful! A lovely pose, good light, and an excellent depiction of fur. Makes me want to go out and buy a cat. (no, not really):angel:

Theodorablau
08-09-2013, 04:19 AM
Gorgeous eyes; lovely rendering of the light!

Mettaphorica
09-02-2013, 08:19 PM
I too was taken by the 'patchwork' treatment of the fur fading out on the left; it's lovely. Well done
cheers
Donna

MarvelousSauce
09-03-2013, 06:18 PM
Love the detail in the upper part and the rougher style strokes at the bottom--great job!

My only suggestion is that it looks as though kitteh's jawline on his/her left side looks like it might need to extend out just a little farther to its left? I'm guessing the light in the reference photo, without having seen it, might have made it hard to tell exactly where the left edge of the lower jaw was, but it looks just a teensy bit too narrow there, if I'm explaining that at all correctly...