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Old 07-25-2019, 10:26 PM
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Title: cat portrait
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I'm not very good at backgrounds, what kind of background would you suggest for this? I don't want this to look stiff like my portraits have been in the past--maybe adding like a curtain or leaves or something would help give it more life?

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Any anatomical mistakes worth pointing out? Plain background or detailed? Feel free to comment any other thoughts and ideas
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Old 07-26-2019, 01:27 AM
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Re: cat portrait

Was happy to see the torso as I scrolled down. Only anatomical thing would be the curved line under left (for the viewer) ear. It suggests a forehead narrower than the eye sockets. But then, cat anatomy escapes me, I have a greyhound.
I think a bizarre, maybe elaborate, background of some sort would be fun...
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Old 07-26-2019, 11:39 AM
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Re: cat portrait

Haha! This makes me laugh.
This portrait looks quite formal and 'posed,' like the cat has paid a lot of money to have it done. Usually for a formal sitting, the background will show things that elucidate the personality of the subject. What would this cat want to say about itself and its life?
Also, consider moving the cat just a nudge to the right? I would also like to see its 'hands,' so that the head doesn't wind up looking pasted on.

The anatomy looks spot-on to me.

I would love to see what you do with this!
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Old 07-26-2019, 02:00 PM
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Haha! This makes me laugh.
This portrait looks quite formal and 'posed,' like the cat has paid a lot of money to have it done. Usually for a formal sitting, the background will show things that elucidate the personality of the subject. What would this cat want to say about itself and its life?
Also, consider moving the cat just a nudge to the right? I would also like to see its 'hands,' so that the head doesn't wind up looking pasted on.

The anatomy looks spot-on to me.

I would love to see what you do with this!
Thank you! Its been a tradition for me to do a portrait of one of our cats every year. I actually don't know much about this cat compared to the other ones since he's a stray and hasn't warmed up to me yet. He's pretty vocal but other than that he seems laid back. So I guess water and some vegetation reflects that somewhat.
In the updated version, I did move him up so you can see more of his arms, I don't really know what pose to put him in if I included his hands. There definitely are a lot of those cat portraits where they do simply just paste the head on there and I definitely should try and make it clear this is not that. I'll see if I can scooch him aside more towards the corner too.
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Old 07-26-2019, 02:01 PM
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Was happy to see the torso as I scrolled down. Only anatomical thing would be the curved line under left (for the viewer) ear. It suggests a forehead narrower than the eye sockets. But then, cat anatomy escapes me, I have a greyhound.
I think a bizarre, maybe elaborate, background of some sort would be fun...
Thank you! I'm definitely set on some kind of detailed background for sure.
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Old 07-26-2019, 02:05 PM
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Here's the updated version of the sketch!
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Old 07-27-2019, 05:19 PM
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Hey everyone! Here's what I've gotten done today. Is everything still looking good? I've never painted fur before without using a fancy brush for it, so that arm was a challenge. How did it come out? Any suggestions?
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:11 AM
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Re: cat portrait

The arm looks good. I had to zoom in a bit. I like how its coming along with form as well, eyes are really nice. Keep going!
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:25 PM
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Hello everyone! I'm back from the dead. C&C greatly appreciated. You can disregard the face since I haven't really been working on it yet.
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:44 PM
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Re: cat portrait

Glad to see more of this. The white fur looks great, I like how you brought the color of the vest into it a little.
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