On the Drawing Board – Hobbes

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HOBBES

Hobbes 3-001

This beautiful cat lives in Kuwait. I am thinking maybe he is called Hobbes because of the Hobnob biscuit but I could be wrong.

Am really looking forward to this one because I love the composition; the photo is very clear, the head at a good angle plus he simply looks so cute but intense all at the same time. Will include the ring in the portrait as it is such an important part of the overall look.

Starting to find all the basic areas of light and shade, am liking the way the dark of the ring gives definition to the head.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAContinuing downwards. Hobbes is A3 size, so allows me lots of space to get the detail in.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANow and again you come across a portrait where the composition works so perfectly, this is one of those. I knew from the beginning that it would work well – just hope the clients feel the same.

Have now completed all the basics. The clients don’t actually need this one ready for Christmas, so am dragging myself away from it so that I can complete any portraits that are Christmas presents first. Will look forward to putting in the detail later.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAChristmas portrait presents complete, back with Mr Hobbes.

Am now refining the detail, have started at the top left ear and am working downwards. The differences are difficult to capture with a camera because they are so small, maybe only noticable if you look very closely. Am going to leave the eyes to last.

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Final Portrait

Below is a scanned image of Hobbes – intense but sweet!

Hobbs final