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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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Inarigamer 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 Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
Flind Nov 6, 2010   Digital Artist
Perfect technique!
SandieBlair Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
spanjebob89 Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work ;P keep up the good work :iconhurrhurrplz:
SandieBlair Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
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.*
SandieBlair Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww...thanks so much! You really made my day with your comment! :glomp: :tighthug:
You're more than welcome, man. *You are amazingly talented, i'd love to be at least half as talented as you. ;D* *lol..i sound like an annoying fan-chick, aye? i sincerely mean every word though. ^^;*
SandieBlair Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's one of the nicest comments I have ever received. You can be my fan any day! lol. Thanks so much! :glomp: :tighthug:
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