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kathrynlovespets
09-29-2007, 11:58 AM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/09-29-2007/63261_DSC_0017.JPG


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Pritty Kitty
Year Created: 2007
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 5x7
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Does the cat look ok? (as in mentally stable)<br><br>i'm trying to figure out whether or not he looks angry<br><br>

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
does he look ok otherwise?

Slurps
09-29-2007, 01:04 PM
Or, third choice: bummed out. As if his owner didn't show the proper appreciation and enthusiasm for that sparrow the cat killed and dragged in the house as a trophy.

I'm thinking the cat's left ear (our right) is out of proportion, and the flow of the fur on the face and head seems contradictory. Also, if the head and neck are disembodied as if in a cameo, I'd rather see more of a blurred transition to the background.

I love the color choices here, especially the highlights in the fur. Wonderful tonal range. Other than my nuisance nitpicking, I'm liking this picture enormously. See? Some pet portraits don't have to depict a frisky, happy animal to be kind of special, particularly when they reveal the complexity of emotions in animals we might not consider capable of them. Nice, real nice.

tbezesky
09-29-2007, 02:23 PM
good job! I like all the colors, good form. Youc could shadow the wiskers on the cat's left so they show up.

kathrynlovespets
09-29-2007, 02:25 PM
he does look sad doesnt he?

thank you so much for your observations slurps...I will go tweak it before i send it out monday

kathrynlovespets
09-29-2007, 02:25 PM
yah the whiskers are practically nonexistant on viewers right...

thanks tracy!

Corby
09-29-2007, 03:28 PM
The cat is saying: " But Kate, it was only the tiniest of orange fishes..."

kathrynlovespets
09-29-2007, 03:46 PM
:d

kathrynlovespets
09-29-2007, 03:47 PM
:D i mean

tony1
09-29-2007, 07:21 PM
Maybe it's my eyes, but I think he's saying "you talkin' to me?".

Very well done. I like how you did the white (in this one and the previous dog). Good job Kate.

kathrynlovespets
09-29-2007, 10:25 PM
thanks tony :) i guess it's all in the eye of the beholder
i think it's a sheepish look

Dhuot
09-30-2007, 01:02 AM
Oh, he looks great
I love how you integrated the primary colours in his hair on his head :clap:
The eyes are beautiful.
I could suggest you using something ele then textured canvas, like a gessoed mdf or masonite, for a smooth surface ....... :rolleyes:

kathrynlovespets
09-30-2007, 01:18 AM
yes the canvas does give it a bit of a "too much white texture" look doesnt it?
i never considered masonite before...thanks for the suggestion!

Dhuot
09-30-2007, 01:24 AM
It is more work, but deffinitely worth the extra effort.... :)
I like to gesso it, but that's a pain (boring) to do

tonyjazz
10-01-2007, 10:59 AM
Looks Good Kate: Has a certain look, cant define but, looks good, and BTW Happy birthday to you, .......tj

kathrynlovespets
10-01-2007, 12:02 PM
thank you Tony
and a happy birthday I did have indeed

TTHOMPIE
10-01-2007, 01:32 PM
Love that cat! What a guilty face!

She knows darn well you can't yell at her when she has that face on. Which by the way....is a practiced expression meant to get away with whatever it is she is guilty of.

She is a good girl. She won't do it again. So...you might as well let her get away with it.

This has got to be a female cat!!!

Love your painting! :)

TTHOMPIE
10-01-2007, 01:34 PM
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
does he look ok otherwise?

:)

Can't convince me this is a he and not a she

:)

ejtupi
10-01-2007, 01:49 PM
This cat reminds me of mine when he figures out I'm not going to work today and he's not going to get to destroy things without a witness...
I hope your birthday was wonderful, Kate, and that all your wishes come true!

kathrynlovespets
10-01-2007, 01:52 PM
hahaha
thanks guys
:D