Friday, January 20, 2006

Illustration Friday: Cats


Weird. I did this quick study of a cat skull that I have sitting in my studio just yesterday, and I find out today that the topic is cats. Lucky me. I did it in gouache. About an hour. My dad found this skull in a pasture and thought I should have it. I must say it is in perfect condition, picked clean and bleached white. It looks better in real life.

19 comments:

KaRLa said...

ohhhhhh niceee illustration, the idea is soo original

Alina Chau said...

Love this panting a lot!! Great job!

Drawn From Life said...

excellent work on this blog!!

Anonymous said...

Extremely well done! Skulls are just great to do and you're an expert!

Anonymous said...

WHERE are the CAT TACOS????

Doug said...

COOL! I bet this is the ONLY cat skull that will show up on IF! I have a cow skull laying around... guess I'll have to wait till COW week....

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Julie Olson said...

Good thing you are so psychic. What's next week's topic? So, you had to delete a comment...was somebody mad or offended? Maybe they wanted a flower or two next to it...you know..."no hard feelings" toward the cat. J/K

I think the skull rendering is done well.The shadow on the wall behind it looks a little odd as far as the shape and direction of the brush strokes. But I like the color choice as well...almost monochromatic.

Courtney said...

it's neat-o to see another style, nice color choices.

Doug said...

That deleted comment was mine.... somehow I posted the same thing twice! I just deleted one of them....

... while I'm here... those are really great little drawings for E is for.... I really like 'em...

M. Spalding said...

Nice job. I love the style and colors. Beautiful work.

Jaimie said...

outstanding! I'm a collector of animal skulls and I have a cat skull and it looks just like this. your colors and highlights are very cool.

Don said...

Very "life-like", if I can even use that term here... hmm... anyway, it woul dhave taken me all day and a few throw-aways to get to that look.

Also love it 'cuz I'm not a cat fan. ;-)

maryn said...

you are a far, far better soul than I to attempt such a thing that is called the painting with the Gouache. It is quite loverly. look how fancy you are with the reflected light and all that whosits and whatsits of still life painting. i'm just wishing for some sort of small rodent, dead and pinned to the wall behind it. would be nice, yes?

and no. no nixies for you.

Dennis West said...

Very cool guy. This definitely shows that it takes more than some funny characters to do the great work that you do. You have a real foundation in the basics. That makes all of your other work wonderful.

TXArtcGal said...

Awesome job!! Love the colors you chose as well!

paula said...

My what HUGE eyesockets you have, kitty!

Nicely done, Guy. : )

Aravis said...

This is so interesting, and definitely a cool new way to approach the topic this week! :0)

Corrine Nelson said...

cool
kinda scary
but well done