Friday, April 17, 2009

Two Kitties - Pastel Commission - WIP

I have been working on these two pastel commissions the last couple of evenings. I remembered to scan them a couple of times while I was working and thought I'd post them as a WIP. I still have some stuff to fix on each of them but decided I'd go ahead and post them as is.

They are 5" x 7" on velour. As you can see my initial drawing is just an outline drawing - I never go into much detail in the beginning. I always put the eyes in first - it gives me the creeps otherwise.

I enjoyed working on both of them but the tabby cat is my favorite and it was the one that I had the best photo to work from. White on white is harder and a flash was used on that reference photo so it flattened out everything and I'm uncertain I have the eye color correct - but I'm checking on that.
















































































































Romans 5:1
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6 comments:

Carolina said...

Hello Karen,
These two kittens turned out very beautiful. The tabby one is the one I like best too. I wonder if you could achieve the same strength in the whiskers with white CPs (FC's polychromos)

Sheila said...

Thank you so much for posting the WIP! I just love your work.

Your #1 fan,
sheila

Toni said...

Oh Karen I do love it when you post a WIP. I just love seeing work come alive. They are wonderful. Love your pastels.

Karen Hargett said...

Hi Carolina - thanks! I hadn't put in whiskers in the white cat yet and in person I'm happy with the Tabby's whiskers but thanks for the suggestion.

Hi Sheila - Thanks! I'm glad you stopped by and enjoyed the WIP.

Hey Toni - thank you so much. I need to get back into the habit of scanning my progress. Sometimes with the small ones though I'm finished before I remember. I'm glad you enjoyed the WIP - I'll try to do it more often.

Pattie Wall said...

Awesome kitties!

Karen Hargett said...

Hey Pattie thank you so much!