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djstar
09-08-2004, 10:55 PM
This was a little tricky.
I had a commission from one of my online supporters and struggled over the support. I wanted to do it on a bright color but couldn't find a good piece of the right color sueded board.

I chose a very pale beige and started working it up but got sort of unhappy that the whites were getting lost. I think it was a lot more texture in the fur than I usually do in pastel. I started last night and worked late and all afternoon and evening today to get the glow.

She has "seafoam" eyes.... can we see it on the monitor?
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Sep-2004/1730-inky2.jpg
dj*

khourianya
09-08-2004, 11:11 PM
I'll trade you my real kitty for this kitty! She's purrfect (cheezy - I know, but that's the mood I'm in).

I think she's absolutely fabulous! Love love love those seafoam eyes...great job! :clap:

Khadres
09-09-2004, 12:27 AM
Those eyes are GORGEOUS! Definitely some Siamese in there somewhere. She's a cutie, but sorry she was so much work! Still, a commission's a commission! Congrats on a great job!

Natalie NZ
09-09-2004, 07:02 AM
I think your kitty looks beautiful - I love the wonderful expression you have caught and the beautiful eyes. :clap: :clap:

nancymae
09-09-2004, 12:13 PM
This kitty is sooo beautiful!! What a wonderful job you are doing on your pets!! Keep it up! I LOVE YOUR PAINTINGS!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Nancy

binkie
09-09-2004, 12:21 PM
Absolutely superb!!!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

gwen

Paula Ford
09-09-2004, 02:12 PM
AMAZING!!

Just gorgeous!!

Paula

artpaint
09-09-2004, 04:42 PM
This is just beautiful. If you ever give lessons, I would be the first in line.
Betty :clap:

Rose Baggs
09-09-2004, 05:02 PM
Oh Wow DJ...this is really beautiful. Love her eyes! Amazing! :cat:

Pinecone Conniff
09-09-2004, 07:28 PM
The seafoam eyes and alert expression is incredible!! Your client will be thrilled!! :clap:
You should treat yourself for a job well done...new art supplies or something chocolate??!! :D
Annette

Grasshopper
09-09-2004, 08:20 PM
DJ, you're just too good an artist to be human... :D

djstar
09-09-2004, 09:09 PM
Oh Annette, I have an even better idea. I am going to repair my washing machine!

Thank you all.
Nearly done. Turns out the tabby is silver and black... not really brown as I saw in the photos... with tweak:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Sep-2004/1730-inky3.jpg

I have a memorial picture to do next. I think it may be easier if the kitty is not licking my patron's hand as I paint. Those drat REAL LIFE details... :cat:
dj*

Mikki Petersen
09-10-2004, 12:29 AM
DJ, stunning as always! The blue background was a perfect choice to really push the kitty to the front...beige would have been dull. And those eyes are definitely seafoam even on my laptop monitor! Excellent!