On The Drawing Board – Podge & Splodge

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Cat 1 (Podge)Cat 2These two very cute cats belong to a client in Kuwait, they are going to be drawn in two separate portraits as it was difficult getting them to pose together, plus the photograph of Podge (on the left) came out so well. His friend is called Splodge and the client is going to continue to take photographs of him whilst I work on Podge They look such a perfect pair, with their dark sides over opposite ears.

 Starting to put the basics in place, establishing the light and dark areas.

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All the basics now in place, lots of tiny hairs! Will move onto the detail stage, really liking this composition.

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Final stages coming up, need to work a bit more on the face and then onto the easel for final analyses.

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Podge is finished, below is the final scanned image.

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Splodge

The client managed, after lots of perseverance, to get this great photo of Splodge. Love the way he is rolling on his back so trustingly.

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Below is the first stage. At the moment I need to check with the client about his right ear, it looks like it has been tipped; something that is done to cats who live on the streets, as an indication that they have been spayed/neutered to ensure they are not trapped again. However in the other photographs I have of Splodge, the ear doesn’t seem to look tipped. Is it an illusion? Or maybe the tip is folded under the ear?

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Question about the ear answered, it isn’t tipped, so will extend it so that it doesn’t look like it is missing the end. Have also started on the tummy, lots of folds showing the muscle structure.

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All the basics in place, next stage the detail, liking the cute pads on his feet.

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Splodge finished.

He looks a bit lighter in real life, my scanner struggles with white images.

Splodge