One cat, two styles

A while ago, i got a commission for a cat portrait, and this print is what i came up with. It's a mixture of pencil drawing, painting, printing and a collage technique on the computer. By putting the sketch and the colored parts together this way, i can change the colors and play with them or change the textures in certain parts of the picture. I only use my own textures though, to keep it personal and true to my style.

To  illustrate this, i'll show you another version of the cat here - a green and blue one, with a softer fur:
 The second one is closer to the photo i got, but the client preferred the first one. Which one do you like better?


  1. Dear Martina,
    I think they are both fabulous, but I prefer the second one... I really like this technique!
    Wishing you a beautiful day.

  2. Hi Martina,
    wonderful Cats! Well, I like them both, but I would prefere the second one. With the light colours the Cat seems to be more friendly ....But I alos love the Colours from the first picture .... difficult decision ;O)
    Happy week to you,
    Love and hugs,
    Claudia xo

  3. Hello Martina,
    long time no see and so much to catch up here :) I like both of the paintings, but if I had to choose it would be the second one. I love the colors in that one. Have a wonderful week, xo Monika.

  4. How fun! they're both great but i might like the green a little more : )

  5. You have really captured a nice expression on the cat's face! I love both of them - they would be nice hung together - maybe 4 of them with different 'seasons'! xo Karen

  6. These are beautiful, I like them in both colours as well. Such gorgeous eyes and I can agree with this quote as well, we do, do as we please :))) xo

  7. Oh my....Martina!

    I was running late yesterday so I missed ALL my favorite blogs! But this is so great....I can't draw cats, especially a full-front view, and you did a magnificent job here. I love them both, but the expression in the second one is really great. He is looking up at you at just the right angle. LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY!!! Have a super day my friend. Anita

  8. Oh how I love these kitties! Truly, you are amazing, Martina!

    I just saw that you visited me! You know my friend, I too had a terrible headache on Sunday that just came upon me! But by Monday morning, I was all better. A colleague of mine had the same thing, as well as a student...there is a virus going around us!

    Thank you for visiting me, and for sending me a virtual rose from your garden. This has been such an extraordinary autumn with sunshine, warmth, and beautiful colors in the trees. Enjoy it all....and thinking of YOU! Anita

  9. Hello Martina,
    I think they both look amazing!
    For me it would depend on the season for which one I would select. Right now I would choose the top painting, due to the Fall Season coloring. I tend to be influenced in that way. The flowers remind me more of Spring or Summer months. :) I rotate my photos and artwork in my home according to the timing of the seasons.
    Thank you for your faithful visits to my blog. I am a bit behind there. I have been helping watch my grandchildren quite a bit.
    Have a beautiful day!
    hugs, Gloria

  10. Gorgeous work on the kittens, dear Martina - both having a different flavored texture and mood. If I were to pick one, I'd pick the second - she's more the kind of a cat I'd like to be friends with! :))


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