Monday, January 23, 2006

Cat


Someone from a knitting company emailed me; she said she liked the work I post here and wondered if I would be interested in doing some illustrations for one of their products. So I made some pen and ink sketches based on what they said they were looking for, scanned and emailed them, but never heard back from the knitters.
Q. So what to do with unused sketches? And how to apply them to this week's topic?
A. Paint a picture of a woman knitting scarf and booties for her miniature cheetah.

Acrylic paint on art board.

25 Comments:

At January 23, 2006 1:55 PM, Blogger Leezy said...

I think this is quite lovely, and your colours are so rich. very nice.

 
At January 23, 2006 1:58 PM, Anonymous sarah c said...

oh i love it!!!!
i wish scruffy would let me make scarves for him! what a good kitty to keep her company while she works on her hobby.
wonderful!

 
At January 23, 2006 2:10 PM, Blogger Jim said...

very cool! you definately have a unique style. Keep up the good work!

 
At January 23, 2006 3:10 PM, Blogger steve said...

Neat-a miniature cheetah! Nice abstracted style and colors.

 
At January 23, 2006 3:51 PM, Blogger creative kismet said...

I love the affectionate miniature cheetah and that they are both wearing knittes green carves. Spectacular!

 
At January 23, 2006 4:03 PM, Blogger kay susan said...

You have a unique eyecatching style and I think those knitters were just plain rude!

 
At January 23, 2006 4:51 PM, Blogger Sally said...

I wish my cheetah would hold still long enough for me to measure her feet for socks.

 
At January 23, 2006 5:22 PM, Blogger Caroline said...

Excellent use of knitting picture! And gorgeous colours as ever!

 
At January 23, 2006 5:33 PM, Blogger ValGalArt said...

this is such a unique idea and of course your signature warmth and colours are the greatest!!! I think they are remiss in not getting back to you... I could see this and your work as art and impetus that would make knitters want to get creative!!!

 
At January 23, 2006 8:11 PM, Blogger Anonymous said...

Hot ... not cool! Hheheeee the scarf and socks would be toasty in your environment. Adorable cheetah!

 
At January 23, 2006 8:26 PM, Blogger Alina Chau said...

Great lovely painting! Stunning as always!

 
At January 23, 2006 9:54 PM, Anonymous Rachelle said...

Awww, that's so cute that he's wearing a scarf! :) I love all the vibrant colors. It really makes your pieces so unique.

 
At January 24, 2006 5:35 AM, Blogger carla said...

Oh, I love this! You have a way of making the unusual seem quite normal...I mean, doesn't everyone have a miniature cheetah? The woman looks so content making a little outfiot for him/her.... Always such gorgeous colors!

 
At January 24, 2006 10:58 AM, Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Your work is always intoxicating and fantastical....I particularly like this one. Great use of already sketched work, too. I hope the knitters return and see your lovely work.

 
At January 24, 2006 12:54 PM, Blogger andrea said...

Hmmm... wha kind of product can I schlepp so you'll do illustrations for *me*!! It's your style: you stamp your work indelibly and it's so appealing.

 
At January 24, 2006 5:30 PM, Blogger vfm4 said...

again those splendid colors! really great!

 
At January 24, 2006 6:27 PM, Blogger Twisselman said...

A scarf and booties! He (or she) will be the best-dressed cat on the savana. And, yowzah!, there are those wonderful colors again. Cool cool.

 
At January 24, 2006 7:09 PM, Blogger Dee said...

Fantastic colors as always. I like how it seems peaceful, even with a dangerous animal like a cheetah.

 
At January 25, 2006 6:40 AM, Blogger Toni said...

I just had a lovely romp through your blog. What wonderful illustrations. I love your color pallet and style of painting. Great imagination with this piece.
Awesome.

 
At January 25, 2006 4:20 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

They should have gotten back to you because this is lovely!

 
At January 25, 2006 8:32 PM, Blogger anthony said...

great color and texture. the spotted scarf is a great touch.

 
At January 26, 2006 11:33 AM, Blogger Joe said...

Man I love the colour schem! Very magical!

 
At January 26, 2006 3:18 PM, Blogger Aravis said...

I love this! I don't think a miniature cheetah would be a comfortable pet, but it would be an interesting one. I really like your use of color, too.

 
At January 26, 2006 4:57 PM, Blogger Katili said...

I love this one, the colours are fab and the gestures are great.

 
At January 30, 2006 10:06 PM, Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

Lovely watercolor technique!!

 

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