Saturday, October 14, 2006

Smitten for Illustration Friday















We were all smitten with my friends' new kitten.
Initial stages in pencil, then ink, below.


33 comments:

annax said...

Such tenderness! I love it!

JO said...

Great drawing, love the process.

Michelle Lana said...

cute kitty! great!

Anonymous said...

So sweet! It's hard not to be smitten by those little guys!

Issi said...

Oh lovely :o)Is it your a cat?
Best Wishes
Issi :o)

catnapping said...

great detail. very well done.

i love cats...kittens, especially when they're sleeping, exhausted.

hehehe

Jana Bouc said...

Beautiful illustration of tender love. Nothing like a sweet kitten to bring it out in even the most macho sort of guy.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

very nice; wonderful perspective!

scribblesk said...

Suffused with such tenderness! superb!

steve said...

very sweet and original take. thanks for showing us how this was created!

Anonymous said...

I love how the cat's sort of sunken into the bed clothes! Thanks for the step by step description.

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Oh, I know the feeling! I can't get over how much I love my felines! Nice work with the strong lines and strong colors, it really illustrates a strong love between the man and cat.

claudine hellmuth said...

smitten with the kitten! I know that feeling, we just got a new baby kitten and I am smitten for sure. great illo.

murphy girl said...

very sweet, lucky kitten!

adi said...

a beautiful drawing.

you've captured such tenderness!

the relationship between the two is just magic.

good on you for coming up with something a bit different and absolutely gorgeous!

Jules said...
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Jules said...

Doh, let me try that again lol. I love the connection you've made between these two. Thanks for your comments on my kitty. I'd forgotten how much fun they are!

HARDWAX said...

Strikinf! The layout and those clean vivid colors are fresh and lend a strong emotional impact.
Your friends face does say 'smitten' with his gentle hand giving a cozy comfort to his new friend.

HARDWAX said...

Not to go on and on, but I wanted to mention the preliminary sketches, I always enjoy looking at those.

the enigma said...

lovely drawing and great expression both!

Ellen said...

Great job, Tammy! Thanks for showing the steps also!

Twisselman said...

Great composition... Peaceful serene scene. Someone above called it tender... agree.

BZ said...

Great bold colors and lines! Very charming!

constance said...

I like how he looks at the cat, with his hand resting/stroking so gently! Looking at this illo has a calming effect on me :) Great illo heartful blogger!

julie said...

I like seeing the work process like this. I like the strong, graphic colors.

Anonymous said...

Miau, miau...

Anonymous said...

fantastic! my favorite smitten submission thus far!

Karin said...

So charming. I feel that way about my Stella too.
Thanks for your kind comments on my Ill. Fri. Art too! :-)

Michael O'Connell said...

your illo says so much… cats have that way with their humans… and you caught the feeling so well…

Melissa Connolly said...

I love seeing the stages of your work. This one makes me want to make a trip to the pound! :-)

Jaimie said...

Oh I love this. I have had cats and kittens since as long as I can remember, and this is such a sweet image. So many times I have cuddled with my kitten in a similar way. Great job

chatree said...

reminds of me and my cat, very sweet. nice work

Julie Olson said...

I'm drawn to the bottom image the most. Nice expression and simple.