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    Cats And Things

    I'm terrible at drawing the human form, so no fan art of MOTU or POP characters even though I'd love to be able to do them. However, I do dollhouse miniatures and now in quarantine I've started painting pictures of feline companions here and past, because in February I lost a dearly beloved furbaby. I hope it's okay to share that art here.

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    Molly

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    Ru And His Boo

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    Patch And Scratch (And Baby Kat, Too)

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    Thank you for sharing.

    I've never had a cat, but both of my parents when they were young would keep cats.

    What do you paint with (e.g. acrylics)? The separation of colours appears to be very clean, which would require a steady hand.

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    All three are acrylic on canvas.

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    Nice. I've been told acrylics is pretty forgiving compared with something like oil, but truth be told I've never painted traditionally ... I tried using oil pastels before (strictly speaking not really "paint"), but it just didn't do it for me. Perhaps lack of skill is the reason, hahah.

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    It takes a lot of practice whatever medium you use, and I had to get used to the canvas, too. I have more pictures on my deviantart account: lauragill. I do all my own book covers and maps.

    Thanks for talking to me. It's easy for a newbie like me to get lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Gill View Post
    It takes a lot of practice whatever medium you use, and I had to get used to the canvas, too.
    This is probably the primary reason for my lack of skill in general. I am just too lazy and the only thing I am keen on is procrastination...

    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Gill View Post
    I have more pictures on my deviantart account: lauragill. I do all my own book covers and maps.

    Thanks for talking to me. It's easy for a newbie like me to get lost.
    No worries. Don't let my post count fool you. I am pretty much a newbie too. Most of the fans here have way more knowledge in all things MOTU and POP than I do. I found your deviantart account and added it to my watch list.

    I am not on there often but will post when I draw / paint something (when I can motivate myself enough to stop procrastinating).

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    New cat picture in progress. Only halfway complete. Still a lot of details to be worked out, but taking a photograph helps me see things my naked eye would otherwise miss.

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    Author of Helen's Daughter, Knossos, Danae, and The Orestes Trilogy.

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    The Christmas Angels painting is finished. Molly (right) was originally supposed to have angel wings to show that she's still around in spirit, but I thought the wings would take away from Ru (left).

    Acrylic on canvas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Gill View Post
    The Christmas Angels painting is finished. Molly (right) was originally supposed to have angel wings to show that she's still around in spirit, but I thought the wings would take away from Ru (left).

    Acrylic on canvas.
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    I like how the cats' tails are pointing towards each other.

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    Your pictures are very detailed and beautiful Laura, my sister and I have a whole family of feline furbabies.
    "Tell me I am beautiful - it means nothing to me. Tell me I am intellectual - well, I know it already. Tell me I am funny however, and that is the greatest compliment in the world that anyone can give me".

    - Julie Newmar (The Catwoman)

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    Starting next year's Halloween costume now? Par for the course. The Demeter headdress, still in progress.

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    Just finished Molly and the Sweetheart Quilt. This is the final memorial picture of Molly which I started last year. Below is the actual sweetheart quilt, still in progress.

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