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jeaneade2001
07-31-2009, 02:36 AM
Hi, I'm back again! I bought a little set (12) of Art Spectrum tonal grey pastels - 5 warm, 5 cool, a black and a white - And wanted to see what I could do with them. I've used the warm ones on Puff because of the black background, and apart from nose, ears, tongue and bowl and some AS Flinders Red Violet in his shadows they are all from the tonal set. On 8 x 10 Canson MiTientes smooth side.

So here is Puff - totally deaf and spoilt rotten!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jul-2009/71788-puff_2.jpg

I feel I could have put more reflection in the bench top, what d'ya reckon??

Any C&C greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Jean.

kennychaffin
07-31-2009, 06:59 AM
Love it. I think the reflection is fine. More if you want.

Susan Jenkins
07-31-2009, 08:05 AM
Yes... I like the subtle reflection as is.... This is just wonderfully done. The fur is very convincing and the light is handled beautifully.

love this kitty!
:) susan

Donna T
07-31-2009, 08:37 AM
This is really wonderful, Jean! I love the way the light travels over Puff's back and highlights the way the fur lays on his body. The translucence of his ear is also very nicely done! He looks like he deserves to be a spoiled kitty.

Donna

granddad
07-31-2009, 08:45 AM
Excellent work, Love the colors. James

IMaybe
07-31-2009, 10:39 AM
:clap: Just love the soft and subtle greys in the fur---pinks are espeacially beautiful. The gentle feeling is great, with the strong slanted-action line of the cats back to the nose in contrast with the hozritonal format. Its a winner to me!

bnoonan
07-31-2009, 11:10 AM
Very fun! It's just a lovely painting of the fur - and textures.

barb

Deborah Secor
07-31-2009, 11:39 AM
I agree with the others. This needs no more for me. Very nice composition and technically very well done. Gotta love those grays!

Deborah

DAK723
07-31-2009, 12:19 PM
Very nicely done!

Don

Ruthie57
07-31-2009, 04:19 PM
Very good! I love the way you've done the fur and the shadows. You could add more reflection if you like but I don't think it needs it.

crazywoman53
07-31-2009, 05:43 PM
I think this is wonderfull..I'd leave it alone.

mudfish
07-31-2009, 08:23 PM
Really nice job. I'd like to see the pretty blue eyes in one too.

claydesigner2156
07-31-2009, 09:21 PM
Jean,

Puff Cat is stunning. Wouldn't change a thing. The fur is sooo believable, you just want to pet him. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Yvonne

Tracy Lang
07-31-2009, 10:15 PM
Oh he looks so sweet. I love the lighting and wonderful fur texture you achieved!

Tracy

jeaneade2001
08-01-2009, 04:37 AM
Goodness! Thank you everyone for all your lovely positive comments - I rather liked the sketch myself, and it only took about an hour.
Deborah, I just love what that grey set did here. I'll have to try the cool side of the box too.
Mudfish, Puff's eyes are not blue at all, they're a weird, pale lemon-yellow colour shading the pale green around the irises. Not your usual white, deaf, blue-eyed cat at all!
Not that he knows he's deaf, he talks all the time and has the most amazing vocal range of trills and carolling songs.
A strange, spoilt cat!
Thank you all again.

Jean.

mississhippi
08-01-2009, 05:09 AM
This is really lovely. I like the reflection as it is - very subtle. His ears are just wonderful.

kennychaffin
08-01-2009, 06:28 AM
Sounds like an interesting cat. Is that him in your avatar as well?

jeaneade2001
08-01-2009, 06:52 AM
No, Kenny, that was just one of the standard avatars here at WC. Puff is actually fluffier at the moment than in the painting - The original photo was taken in his summer coat!

kennychaffin
08-01-2009, 07:18 AM
I see. Thanks! No wonder he's called "Puff" :)

One of mine is "Dusty" cause that's what her coat looks like. :)

jeaneade2001
08-01-2009, 07:39 AM
This is Puff in his winter finery!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2009/71788-BILD0033.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2009/71788-BILD0045.JPG

His eyes look darker here than in real life.

kennychaffin
08-01-2009, 07:50 AM
:) Pretty cat!

Lisa Fiore
08-01-2009, 11:46 AM
Gorgeous cat and painting! I like your idea of using a limited number of pastels and it certainly worked well for you!

saramathewson
08-01-2009, 02:10 PM
Really well done. It goes to show how a more tonal approach with just a hint of color can really work.

Sara

rudiratlos44
08-01-2009, 02:18 PM
Wonderful colors, excellent wort. I like it very much.
Regards
Rudi

Merriel
08-01-2009, 03:11 PM
Beautiful...

merriel

Elain
08-02-2009, 12:14 AM
Terrific fur. I like how you have caught the light through the ears too.