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February 26, 2010
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Alley Cat Eyes by SandieBlair Alley Cat Eyes by SandieBlair
This is only my second oil painting that I did on my own, (without a book to tell me what to do!) I really didn't know what I was doing, but that said, I am pretty happy with it. :) I don't know how to get a good picture of it, my scanner makes it even more blurry, so this is the best picture that I could get of it. Not to mention the fact that it is still wet!
It is 9" x 12".

Anyway, thank you to Valentina Kallias :iconvalentinakallias: for allowing me to use her fabulous photography as a reference. [link] She is an amazing photographer!

I might try this again some time when I figure out what I'm doing! lol.
Thanks for viewing it and if you have any suggestions on things that I could improve on, and ideas or hints on how I could fix this, please comment.
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I really love the layout and structures here! I am a sucker for detail and the hairs are all directional and well layed out. You did a wonderful job creating a focal point to center the piece with the eyes and thier depth and detail. Even your signature hides nicely in the whiskers. Keep taking your time and adding the level of care that you took here to create these! The only criticism I have is that I can't quite picture the nose and it's shading sitting in this. I realize that it is probably how it is IRL but a little highlighting would go a long way here. (just my opinion)
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yumyumcat Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Incredibly gifted u are! Great eye, fur and for ur 2nd time using, wow wow!! Love +fav 
SandieBlair Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
♥  You are too sweet.  Thanks again! :)
yumyumcat Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
I speak the truth xD My pleasure hon  ..can't wait to see more xD
Inarigamer Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a beautiful painting;
the direction of the fur, the detail in the eyes, the color. i'd very well say you know what your doing xD. i can't honestly see anything wrong with it to be brutally honest ( i would say it being too dark however that may be because of it being photographed wet, i can't really say xD). it's quite the spectacular piece, and i wish you luck in your further ventures!
SandieBlair Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
Flind Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Perfect technique!
SandieBlair Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
spanjebob89 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work ;P keep up the good work :iconhurrhurrplz:
SandieBlair Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Turtlebuzz Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
This piece still blows me away. Such gorgeous work.
*i :+fav:'d this awhile back, and came across it by randomly browsing random deviants and their arts.*
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