Saturday, January 21, 2006

Illustration Friday "Cat"

I started with a pastel sketch from my “reject” files...opened in Photoshop to experiment with colors, filters, layer effects etc. Also, I copied one of my papercut designs onto a layer adding an interesting texture to the image. It's great to be able to create an image like this to use as a thumbnail for pastel, oil or watercolor painting.

22 comments:

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Wow. This is gorgeous.
Are you willing to give any clues about how you started and how you got to this finis?

Lin said...

WOWOWOWOWZA!!! STUNNING!!! I LOVE THE COLORING, the EYES, WOW!!! How did you do this??????? AWESOME!

Gise said...

Wuao!!! Una de las ilustraciones más hermosas que he visto. Love all!

scribblesk said...

Wow! Kaleidoscopic! Beautiful!

marc said...

Beautiful work,marvelous colours.Great.

violetismycolor said...

this is absolutely gorgeous! I love playing with Pshop and Illustrator, too, and just seeing what they can do. very fun.

violetismycolor said...

this is absolutely gorgeous! I love playing with Pshop and Illustrator, too, and just seeing what they can do. very fun.

creative kismet said...

stunning colors! captivating eyes!

cosmos said...

I Heart This!

Terri said...

Oh this is just glorious. Such rich wonderful colours. Beautiful. :o)

Katili said...

The colours are great, fine works with the layers.

Caroline said...

Wonderfully illuminated cat! You clearly had fun doing this and it came out beautifully!

Karen Winters said...

Lynne,

Wonderful use of mixed media to create such a riveting image. The colors marvelously rich too

Teri C said...

Oh my gosh, it is GORGEOUS!!!! the colors are so awesome and it is so creatively done.

Amy Zaleski said...

Wow, really mystical, this cat. Beautiful job!

Aravis said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and patterns. Wonderful!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Loving the emerald green of the cat; usually it is just the cat's eyes that are sometimes green; but this: the entire cat!

Penny said...

I agree with everyone else that this is just FANTASTIC!!! I like your whole blog -- love your paper cut-outs!! Thanks for all the inspiration!!

"Maggie" said...

This turned out beautifully and the colors are so vibrant and rich!

lorigrace said...

Very haunting! Excellent illo.

Marie-Dom said...

Stunning!
MD

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