Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Illustration Friday: "Detach"



Is there any creature that appears to be more detached from the world around him than a sleeping cat?  This particular kitty is our Elmer.  I thought he was a "tuxedo" cat, but just recently found out that he is a "cow" or "moo" kitty. It seems he could only be called by the more elegant name if he had a completely black "overcoat."  Speaking of detached, Elmer detached himself from our home two years ago when our cocker spaniel, Opal, came to live with us---we see him occasionally around the neighborhood---guess he's living off the land.

24 comments:

Anna Nadler said...

This is simply gorgeous! What a wonderfully graceful kitty! Love the combination of the pattern of the cat and the pattern of the blanket! Marvelous illo!

Curious Art said...

I love the play of the cat & pillow spots! And yes, they are the epitome of detachment. One of my most vivid memories of September 11 is looking down at my two peacefully sleeping cats & thinking how lucky they were to exist in their detached feline world.

laureline said...

Wonderful sketch. I really like the patterns and shapes here!

Eugenia Gina said...

kittyy! I love kitty.. and this one is baeutiful, love the natural position that you take, very relaxing pose :D

Mônica said...

Great illustration of independent Elmer! I really like your technique, the stippling and the limited palette, it's wonderful. And you've captured his pose perfectly, he does seem quite detached from the world!

lil kim said...

gorgeous illo!

Azulita said...

Thanks so much for letting me know you understand my entry. I was starting to doubt myself. I'm glad you led me to yours. It is lovely. I especially like the way the polka dots relate with his spots.

Emily said...

Hihi…what a charmer! I love that cats are so unimpressed. Lovely blog you have here!

beckasharpe said...

This is such lovely work, great style.

Thanks for coming back, I'm glad you joined EDM too, I've learned a lot from it. Keep smiling :o)

Bee said...

Great kitty and effective perspective. Good choice for the topic :)

Mike said...

Wonderful drawing, and I like the things you said on the side of your blog. Nice work.

Cherryskin said...

Beautiful! Love the stipples. Thanks for your comment, too. :-)

Alina Chau said...

Lovely drawing! The kitty is so peaceful!

murphy girl said...

he looks quite detached! loooooove your post for 'sail'!

Karin said...

Oh, I want to be Elmer! That looks so nice. I really like the perspective, and the colors. :)

Flying Colors said...

Nice illustration, a cat with a cows coat! Very unique twist!
Oh and the soft dotted background is the perfect final touch.
Relaxing and elegant :)

sketched out said...

Oh Elmer! I do love a cow kitty and what a gorgeous rendering of him! I agree, kitties can, at least come off like they're very detached. Such mind games they play, those kitties.

Linda T. Snider Ward said...

Elmer looks so "detached"! We have 4 kitties. Carmen is a tuxedo, a term I just found out about & it certainly fits her attitude. Love your image! Just saw your note on my site--I think with 300# wc paper you probably don't need to stretch it. Love you work & blog.
Linda

Tiddly Inks said...

Lovely coloring and pattern...perfectly detached cat! :D

I love the sail boat from last week too! :D

Elise's Art Garden said...

Thank you for your comment on my "detach". No wonder you like my blog, it's the same design as yours!! You're absolutely correct about cats. Our cat Rose is the most detached I know. How do they manage to look so completely comfortable all the time!?! Love this illustration!

Susan said...

Cats certainly are detached. I love the patterns!!

Deirdra Doan said...

Hi, I am in the doll class too. Looking forward to seeing your doll.
I really love your illustrations. I am working on my first Children's book. You can see some of it on my blog posts in the Spring.

Great to meet you, Happy Doll making.
Deirdra
PS
We visited a friend in Belgium a few years ago. I really enjoyed your country. Very Artistic!!! Went to an wonderful College art show. Coming to Europe in May. My husband plays Harpguitar. www.myspace.com/jdharpguitar
Would love to come and have my husband play in Belgium again.

Amy Sullivan said...

~This truly a lovely kitty drawing~
~When I look at it~ I think of your pillows that you make~
~He would make wonderful embroidery piece~
~Red, black~simple stitches~

~We have a wondering kitty too~
~He has several houses that he stays in our neighborhood~
~Amy~

ROSÁLIA LERNER said...

Lovely cat, work and mind you have !!
Nice to leave a comment on my blog.
Something that I'm feeling about your poetry makes calm inside my soul.Thanks