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
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ


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,

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!