02 February 2018

2017 Christmas Presents - Jeremy Cat

Ink and marker on smooth Bristol, 2.5x3.5", Completed December 2017

We're down to the second-to-last "You as a Cat!" ACEO Christmas present that I created in December 2017.  This one is based on another close high school buddy, Jeremy.  I had a pretty hard time finding a relatively recent, well-lit, and complete reference image of Jeremy, but I finally settled for a somewhat older photo that showed his hair blowing epically in the wind.  I tried to replicate that effect with the cat's fur :3

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Making art as Christmas presents is always a tougher challenge than I expect it to be (no matter how many years I do it!). Sometimes throughout the year, I feel lonely and friendless, but when I put together my recipient list, I realize I actually have quite a few good, close, cherished friends and family!  Five, ten, or fifteen close relations doesn't seem so big a number until you sit down to make five, ten, or fifteen individual art pieces before Christmas hits!  This year, I may start my present-making at the beginning of November to give myself a good head-start and plenty of breathing room...

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful work. I think that it's normal to feel like that as a artist. I know that I feel like that alot myself. It's always good to know that nobody is alone in that. :) Anyway, outstanding work. :) Thanks for sharing it.
    Namaste

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    1. Thank you for confirming that I'm not alone in my feelings! I always tell myself that, but it's so much more powerful to hear it from another. Thank you for the kind compliments, too :)

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