Silver Cat and a Cat Card Retrospective

Hector Cat ATC, 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, Microns

A silver cat for the topic “rescue” at Illustration Friday. Hector came into the shelter with his brother Hans, two spitting fur balls about four pounds each. A kind and patient foster couple took them in and eventually adopted them both. Apparently Hans became a lap cat but Hector likes to sit on the back of the couch and lick your head.

And then I thought, these cats I’ve been doing are different than cats I have done in the past. Perhaps it’s time for a cat retrospective!

Four Early Cat ATCS,  each 2.5″ x 3.5″, Copics, Microns

Of these, though I dig the cloaks and Santa hat, my favorite is the pumpkin cat. Maybe because she looks the most like the Peterbald type cat I often use as a reference.

Four Early Middle Period Cats, each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, Microns

Of these my favorite is the first one, because it’s a different style cat that really worked – though I haven’t been able to duplicate that style in quite the same way since.

Three Current Cats!

Of these I am particularly fond of Sleeping Mathilda, in the middle. I think she’s pretty cute!

Do you have a favorite? I love cats but I’m a dog person at heart so I am always interested to get a cat person opinion. (And all the other opinions, too!) Thanks for visiting!

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22 thoughts on “Silver Cat and a Cat Card Retrospective

  1. nini

    huh, hard to choose as your style evolved quite a bit! and I’m very much a cat person :)
    but I am inclined towards your previous cats even though I find the sleeping Mathilda very very cute (she reminds me of my Mucko)… I think it’s because they don’t want to look more realistic (as I think the new ones do) and they are more in your artsy decorative style which I really love and like

    1. The Beast Tender Post author

      I know just what you mean! I will likely continue to use a combination of old and new styles.

  2. Mom

    Of the 3 I love the 1st one in the bonnet! But all are pretty neat-no I am not predjiced!! Love, Mom PS finally got the computer to work after almost 3 weeks! Tomorrow Stanley & I will take Susan out for her BD!

  3. Carol King

    Oh my, who can choose. All your cats have such personality. I’m a dog person too, although I would love to have a cat, but the Husband is highly allergic.

    I have to say Sleeping Mathilda is my favorite, but they are all so unique. Even the eye-patch cat!

  4. hedwig

    Hector looks very respectable. One can see he has endured a bad kittenhood. He has this tragic look. Siamese features. And… he looks so real! I want to stroke his chin.
    Mathilda is just sooooo sweet! purrrrr purrrrrrr

  5. clara nilles

    These are PURRRRfect! Fantastic idea of a cat retrospective……since you are so prolific……
    I also lean towards the early cats because they look more like sphynx cats which are some of my favorite cats…..altho I have a furry calico!

  6. Crotchety Comics

    Well, I’m not a huge cat fan, but I like your drawings of them. We always had Siamese, and our first one was named Suzy. She was the only cat I really liked. I think I like your Santa cat best, but hard to decide.

  7. Rita

    I love your use of the word “rescue” to refer to adopting animals. Clever. I’m not “cat” person. We have a cat but she moslty avoids me. Maybe because she can tell I’m not that into her or because I’m the one that gives her flea meds. I love all your cats but if I had to choose one I’d say I am partial to your Santa cat because my son was born on Xmas day. Hope you are enjoying a lovely labor day weekend!

  8. Leslie White

    I like cute kitties like the one you mentioned liking, Cindy. However, of your cats? I am absolutely drawn to these long and lanky ones you do that seem to capture the movement and the “slink” of their bodies. I love those wet and translucent looking eyes on them, too.

  9. Sal Scheibe

    Oh my! I LOVE LOVE LOVE cats and this is the post to end all posts, lol! What an amazing collection Cindy! I especially love the cute sleeping cat and the grumpy old cat at the beginning. So cute and nicely done. :)

  10. Mom

    Matilde is definitely one of my favorites but still love the “Princess” could hug them both!! Love, Mom

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