March 03, 2011

Finished Cat WIP (Update)

Arches 300gsm smooth paper   10 x 10"



Another update.  The eyes were a little too sad.  Hope this has given Sheraz a look that fits her personality better.   It is a little hard when photos are not very detailed, also working from a few images.

14 comments:

Pat said...

The changes you've made enhance the cat greatly, Dors.

oh isn't it the biggest bane having good photos to work from? I always tell people take the pics of your pet at their eye level.. gives me a fighting chance of getting a good expression! xx

Dors said...

Yeah you are so right Pat. I do try my best but when ref photos are are not good. Grrrrrr it makes it so hard.
My client is so nice. I do hope I have it right now.

AutumnLeaves said...

Well, alas, I just don't see sad in the previous post, Doreen. LOL Typical cat expression though! LOL Still a beauty no matter which way you look at it.

Dors said...

Thank you Sherry. Hugs.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Dors, I agree with Autumn Leaves. A beauty no matter which way you look at it. Great work

shirley fachilla said...

You've captured the essence of cat with this one. The anatomy seems spot-on. It must be even more difficult to work with less than good photos when the cat is black!

Dors said...

Thank you Joan. Your kind words and encouragement is always appreciated.
Hope your having a great painting day.

Dors said...

Thank you Shirley for you kind comment and for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoyed your visit. Your work is so amazing.

Wendy Mould said...

You did a good job Dors. Working with a black cat and poor pictures is always a challenge but you have come through. I do like the change you made in the paw as well. It does make a lot more sense.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

I agree with everyone else, Dors, the changes you made really worked. The finished cat looks great! Working on black like that had to be a challenge!

DEB said...

He's looking good to me..a handsome and well fed fellow!

sue greco said...

Hi Dors,

Beautiful work, and all the more so because the photo was not that great. You rose to the challenge and succeeded!

Sue

Dors said...

Wendy
Barbara
Deb
Sue

Thank you so much for your kind words and so much encouragement. It's always appreciated.

Gary Keimig said...

wonderfull done Doreen. We have aneighbor across the river that loves black cats and have tried several times to have one but owls, foxes or bobcats have made short order of them. I have had bobcat tracks left in the snow on my front deck several times after fresh snowfall the last several weeks.