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A long over due commission for a pet portrait card! We decided to do this one in watercolor now that I have good paints and paper, but I'm still not ready to take watercolor commissions. I feel like I need to become more familiar with the medium before that. Watercolor once was my primary medium, back in my earliest days of art school! But boy howdy, there is MUCH to learn about working with these paints that I didn't know back then.

3" X 4" in Watercolor on cold press watercolor paper
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ametueraspirant Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
all of my cats go crazy if given a bendy straws, cats seem to universally love bendy straws, and murdering them.
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Nashoba-Hostina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   General Artist
Oh my goodness, this is adorable... I love the paws in particular!
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a-gu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
woo! u're realy great in watercolors! Lucky u ;-))
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orhinoku Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
HUGE eyes....adorable!
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xSti0 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
How cute cat o.o
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Dauntless-Cookie Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist
nom noming on that string, adorable painting ^w^
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Rivbuscus Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
hey that's a great picture. i love cats and i was wondering how i could get better at drawing animals and well you seem to have a lot of experience with drawing animals so i was thinking you could give me some pointers.
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sure! Try taking a look at animal anatomy, like skeletal structure and musculature. Draw lots of studies of animals with their skin "off" like that, it really helps! By the time you're ready to draw animals with their skins "on" you'll know exactly how to structure them. =)
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WingedSonar Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dunno what you mean. I'd love to own a watercolor that came out with this quality! Watercolor can be a tricky devil, but I still say this looks like you have control on a level that sells right now.
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not really saying that the painting is bad, or not at an adequate level for commissioning, just that I'm personally not ready to use the medium in a paid environment because I'm still learning. =)
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WingedSonar Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally, I'm pretty anticipating of what you can do if you're going to advance beyond even the current value. Watercolor would be amazing to see when applied to your content.
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Bookworm-Ninja Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so adorable! the coloring is awesome :)
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luna777 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the coloring looks really lovely there
great work
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TheBlackAngel07 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's good for water color~
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ZakraArt Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Digital Artist
I love it!!
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Bry1991 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so cute!
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Crickatoo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
How lovely! Watercolors are an intimidating medium and I applaud you for doing so well considering you aren't as familiar with them as you'd like to be :)
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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mysticwolf72 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That cat is so adorable. :3
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're still very good with them, and after practice you'll be darn amazing. Can't wait to see ^_^
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I also can't wait to practice more, I'm planning some holidays gifts that are watercolor so that they are no-pressure sorts of paintings that I can get some good practice on. =)
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Flameear Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
:beautiful: really is great
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MetalWolpy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cats gotta floss too X3

Very nicely done
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