Monday, January 23, 2006

Illustration Friday - "CATS"


These two cats are the only Scottish Folds with whom I have ever been acquainted. The big guy on the left, Angus McGee (or "Mac" as he is called), belongs to my in-laws; the curious Calico is my cat, Nugget. Nugget is clearly on his turf. And, no, Mac's ears aren't flattened because he's angry, that's just the breed.

Colored pencil drawing.
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19 comments:

Kelsee Franz said...

nice work! its soo cute!

Ellen said...

NEAT cats!!! Very nice illustration!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work - the fabric and furs look great!

kan said...

lovely illo...you really captured their characters

KaRLa said...

wawww great cats !

Twisselman said...

Great interpretation of cats and their postures. Your curious cat with craning neck... What's in the other room? Very nice.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Mr. Angus looks very substantial. I like the poses and curious character you depicted!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Duh... I didn't read joli's post first, really!

butterfly said...

it is perfect..

creative kismet said...

This is a beautiful colored pencil drawing. You are very talented!!

Amy Zaleski said...

Thanks everyone for your nice comments!

Angus is quite a substantial cat. He's about 8 years older than Nugget, and this was drawn from a photo taken when she was barely a year old. So they were on different wavelengths to say the least.

Twisselman, the door leads to a deck overlooking a lake. There are tons of birds back there, so I'm sure that's what's craning the little one's neck.

Scottish Folds are a very unique breed - very docile, with huge eyes and rabbit-soft fur.

I fell in love with Angus and just had to have a Fold of my own - not easy to find!

TXArtcGal said...

AWESOME! Love the woodwork, and the way you caputured the cats is wonderful!! VERY nice!!!

Jaimie said...

I've always wanted a Scottish Fold! You have a real talent with your colored pencils. These cats and their environs are so well drawn.

zydehkim said...

Beautiful! You captured the poses so well!

carla said...

Beautiful, Amy! You so masterfully created the diffferent textures of the fur and the rug, and i love the sinuous line of the calico cat. Wonderful, wonderful work:>

Fossfor said...

this is a very nice drawing, the markings on the fur are very good, something I always find tricky to do!
i also love your cats doing the housework :)

ONESICKINDIVIDUAL said...

nice work! diggin the attention to detail.

melanienyc said...

the detail, texture, and how you have illustrated the movement are really fantastic.

I LUV CATS said...

I found the cutest photo on your site.