Three Feline Hat Fanciers (click to enlarge) Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen Black background and text added digitally
It’s been a slow art week because my regular job has been busy. Which is not my favorite kind of week! Fancy cats seems to be my fall back position at the moment. I guess I can deal with it though I feel the need to mention (again), that I am in fact a dog person. A dog person who likes cats. Cats are cool. But the world may need more dogs in fancy clothes so I am going to try to switch!
Three Cats and a Bontebok Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liner, gel pens
Pierre Gruyere, Ragdoll Prince with Royal Ward, and Duchess Bontebok. I may need to dial back on the ruffs. Sometimes they come out much better than other times! But I do not feel the same about the snood (the hairnet kinda thing on the Duchess). Partly because it’s called a SNOOD. Next time perhaps there’ll be a wimple!
Lots of progress pics! I’ve been asked several times how I do the slideshows. It is a free* WordPress plugin called “Portfolio Slideshow”. I have been using it for almost two years and I like it. Though I’ve been thinking I should do a video.
Princess Violet and Fiona Riona Bologna Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen
The Princess Violet was a difficult sheep child, a source of rarely ending exasperation for Fiona, her governess. When feeling particularly cheeky or impatient with her studies, Violet would sing little songs about a wise old fruit seller called Fiona Riona Bologna who sometimes played matchmaker to a succession of curious characters in a small Italian village.
Lord Stinkeye 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen
A fine person called Sarah (The WonderStrumpet!) posted a pic of her dog Tigi in a discussion about fancy clothes, so it seemed clear she was hoping he would end up in some. And so he has. (Though his nose is too big in my version, arrrgh.)
Side-by-Side Chihuahuas Two photos by Sarah, with Lord Stinkeye between (Also, I cropped the photos.) :)
Not too bad! He doesn’t look like a Stinkeye, but perhaps he was more ornery in a misspent youth. (And to be fair, she didn’t say he WAS a stink eye. Only that he gave her one. And who hasn’t given a stink eye or two?)
Lady Mrowr, three stages 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen
Lady Mrowr is my latest and favorite fancy-dress art card. She is a cat similar to a Peterbald type (with somewhat narrower ears). And now I think I will do a whole bunch of animals in fancy clothes ATCs*. (She was done a couple weeks ago but hadn’t made it to the blog yet!)
I included some earlier dressed animals below.
Four Animals in Fancy Dress (click to enlarge) Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen
Here we have Harrington with Ascot, The Theurgist Tarabelle, Fox Maiden and Vincent Mundy. You probably know by now that I really like to name things. The two dogs above are probably my favorite dogs. (And they still live at my house!)
Thanks for stopping in!
*ATCs – Artist Trading Cards, size 2.5″ x 3.5″. Lots of folks sell and trade em!
Forest Grace and Afghan Hound Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, ink
On the left is another spirit mask. And at the risk of tiring all my kind visitors, below are the three spirit masks with the animal faces and botanical crowns which I am now calling the Forest Graces.
The afghan hound was created for a “Dogs” swap. Bit of a new style, with less black and mostly brown fine liner. From this reference photo. I like him! I am going to try to incorporate more hatching. Perhaps I’ll go find some hatching instructional videos. :)
Three Forest Graces Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen
I like to look at at these particular spirit masks all together. Maybe a couple more and I’ll do a set of some sort. Or a print. Or cards. Hmm. Thanks for dropping in! Lots of progress pics.