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03-17-2017, 10:28 PM
Mainly done with pastel pencils and a few others on pastelmat. I found the fur very challenging. Do you think I should do more in the background? The photo has a blurred tree. I think the colour is a bit brighter in real life than this photo. C&c welcome.

03-18-2017, 12:33 AM
Aww, lovely painting, Lucy. Maybe a faint hint of foliage and sky in the background?

03-18-2017, 05:49 AM
I think you did a real nice job on the fur texture. I do not think I would do too much in the background. As suggested by Cristel, just a hint of something. Maybe another value or two of the same color so the background is not all the same. Maybe just a little darkening above the foreleg where drops over the log.

03-18-2017, 08:23 AM
I added a hint of foliage.

03-18-2017, 11:50 AM
Wow what a lovely piece of work. The hint of foliage works really well. I love that little paw dangling :)

Vivien Maloney
03-18-2017, 01:33 PM
Yes the hint of foliage is enough and I wouldnt put in anything else. Beautiful painting!

03-18-2017, 02:38 PM
Charming and so sweet! Most excellent work!

03-19-2017, 12:19 AM
Cool! Love it.

03-19-2017, 05:47 AM
The changes work well. Didn't not notice before but love the luminous eyes.

03-19-2017, 09:06 AM
Fantastic detail and wonderful piece to look at!

03-19-2017, 08:36 PM
Thank you everyone for the kind comments.

03-20-2017, 08:48 AM
sweet :)

chammi kaiser
03-20-2017, 11:29 AM
Totally appealing and the soft background with the hint of trees works well.

03-20-2017, 03:11 PM
Great painting! I love the expression and you've done a great job of the fur, especially the ears. After seeing your first post I was going to say leave the background, but after seeing the second picture I think what you've done works perfectly. :)

Equus Art
03-20-2017, 08:01 PM
Loved this over in the Pastel Forum and still makes me smile over here.


03-22-2017, 05:53 AM
Great work on the fur:cat:

03-23-2017, 05:02 PM
I love his expression and eyes. Very good fur!

03-23-2017, 06:18 PM
I would be tempted to put tiny white catch lights in each eye and call it finished. A very nice piece!


03-24-2017, 08:17 AM
This is a lovely piece like the playfulness of it. It does bring a smile to your face and I too would not do too much more in the background

03-27-2017, 11:18 PM
A very nice finish.