Sunday, March 22, 2009

Two Cats in colored pencil - finished at last!

I have finally finished the portrait of the two cats. Whew! It was a long process, but I am very pleased with the result. The final image is about 8.5" high X 15" wide, so I had to scan each cat in separately and combine them in Photoshop to get them all in one image here.

I added some shading in blue underneath each cat to give them some grounding within the drawing. I chose blue because it contrasts nicely with the orange color of the cats, and in one of the photos I worked from, the cat was sitting on a blue blanket.

Comments are welcome!


8 comments:

jill said...

i absolutely LOVE seeing the WIPs on this -- such stark contrast that i wouldn't have believed it without the different steps!

Carol Creech said...

Thanks, Jill! I am always sort of amazed, myself, when it all comes together in the end. Glad you enjoyed seeing the steps along the way. I find that really helpful when I look at other artists' work.

Rachel Rump said...

As the owner of the two cats, I have to tell you that your drawing of them is absolutely perfect! You captured the nuances in color and the expression on their faces with such detail. It's as if I am looking at them in the flesh. Thank you!

Laura said...

This is beautiful!
I'm always impressed by people who can create art in colored pencil. I find it impossible! You've got quite a talent.

Carol Creech said...

Thanks, Laura! I really appreciate the compliment.

Marie-Dom said...

What an absolutely beautiful painting! Just gorgeous!
MD

Carol Creech said...

Thanks very much, Marie-Dom!

mrana said...

I love the finished drawing! Wonderful.

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