Originally Posted by BlackieRat
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.