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In Memory of Snickers

Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by CALz AyrWKz, Oct 27, 2018.


  1. CALz AyrWKz

    CALz AyrWKz Moderator Mod

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    This is a painting that I started for a client who asked that I paint her daughter's cat on clouds with angel wings and a halo. So I'm thinking, how do I do this in a classy way. Still working on it. But here are a couple of pictures of my progress.

    Snickers 2a.jpg

    Here I sketched in the foundation for the wings and had some fun with the start of the background.
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    Here I airbrushed in the values of the fur in the cat. Tiny dagger strokes and dots, not being careful at all. Just laying in the foundation. Building depth in the wings as well.
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    Second layer of fur. Building some depth, adding shadows and form.
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    I forgot to mention. This is on gesso'd 10" x 18" canvas. I'm using wicked paint. The client asked that I add Snicker's collar and bell.
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    I love it Cheryl, The composition is good, and you've done the fur really nice, I presume that the top pic is the actual Snickers, so you've captured him/her well. It's funny I was only talking about my old cat yesterday. I still wan't to paint my Bibs but I may have to be a bit creative as my pics aint the best. Anyway I digress, Great work, keep us updated and it's nice to see you pop in again. tc

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    You just have reminded me, that if we do the commission we need to cope with the customer needs - whatever it takes.
    I think you doing very well.
    It’s all making sense, the cat looking as it should, and the whole atmosphere of the painting is very likeable...
    I know the client will be very pleased with your art.
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    That looks awesome Calz. The feathers are fantastic.
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    Looks awesome Cheryl and I think you did the little girls cat justice.
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    @jord001 Thanks Lee. Yes the first pic shows my cut out stencil I made to preserve the white canvas which is the original desaturated picture of Snickers.
    @PogArt Yes, I wanted to do a nice painting of Snickers without it looking tacky. My daughter loves what I did so far.
    @SiRoxx Thanks. I pretty much just sketched them out and went from there. I think they work for what the client wants. I didn't want them to take away from the cat which is the focal point and purpose of the painting.
    @Mr.Micron Thanks Herb. It's good to be painting again. Like I've told you this summer was miserable and just too hot to do anything. So I took a break from everything.

    Thanks for the nice comments everyone.
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    Definitely doesn’t dominate the picture, the composition is great and the cat is really nicely done.
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    @SiRoxx Thanks. I did some more work on the painting yesterday, but need to take some pics and will do so for the internet before I proceed. I'm up early today to go to a car show, so when I come back, I'll post up another progress picture.
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    More progress. I did some more airbrush work on the feathers and white areas of the fur. Then I worked on the eyes, ears and nose. I also created the little bell for his collar.
    20181028_155814w.jpg
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    Halo, shadows and clouds are done. I also added some back highlights. I need to add whiskers. I always forget to do the whiskers. :)
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    Very majestic looking...suits a cat to a tee...that slight attitude look..lollollol
    Great job...Love it
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    Thanks. I just have to do his whiskers and seal it. They will be picking it up on Saturday.
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    Fab Cheryl, happy customers guaranteed!
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    Thanks Squishy. They've already seen a picture of it. My daughter said they cried.
    This was one of the kittens my daughter saved. The people who took him had some boxes stacked in their dining room. Apparently, Snickers climbed on top of them. They think he fell asleep up there, fell off and broke his neck. They found him at the bottom of the boxes. Poor baby was only one year old. The painting is for their daughter's birthday.
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    Awesome piece Cheryl, minus the whiskers lol The pose, attitude and feel of this piece will definetly do him justice!
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    Very nice and cute! I love the idea with the angel wings!:thumbsup:
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