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?

11 comments:

  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.
    fondly,
    Penny

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  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

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  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.

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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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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