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nepthaphis
« on: December 02, 2008 01:21:45 PM »

I've not been painting or drawing for ages and it's really hard to get started again, but I've been doing some illustration work for the local Humane Society lately (designing T-shirts), and they asked me to make them a picture of two kittens to use in an adoption campaign, so I set to it.

This is the result, which I guess is passable  Smiley Aquarelle painting.


TwoKittens by nepthaphis, on Flickr

(Of course my boyfriend thinks the fluffy kitty in the back is trying to put the moves on the tabby in front... *lol*)

Being on a kitty-painting roll, I deccided to try painting something to use for an Xmas card this year too, and ended up with this which I feel quite happy with. Kind of a stylized white kitty with a bell on her tail (and a small head - I know..) Aquarelle painting touched up in PhotoShop (mainly fading the edges) and printed on heavy paper. I used a transparent glitter pen to add some highlights, but it doesn't really show up in the scan. Gave it a bit of a festive feel however  Smiley


xmascard08 by nepthaphis, on Flickr
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Jehnaier
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008 01:46:09 PM »

These are great Smiley I'm jealous, I wish I could draw cats that well.
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lylacfey
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008 05:51:13 AM »

I love them. I don't think they are passable at all.  I thought they were perfect. 
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