This one is done! I debated what the cats should look like and finally settled on a variety of colors and markings. The leaping cat was inspired by TJ, my oldest son's cat who passed away two years ago. I would've liked to have paid homage to Raven, my beloved studio cat who passed away last summer but a black cat just didn't work with this piece. I used soft pastel sticks and pastel pencils to finish the cats and also added a bit of soft pastel to the Milky Way in places to soften it a bit.
I had a devil of a time photographing this piece. I couldn't seem to get a nice clear image. After sharpening it in my photo editor it occurred to me that maybe my camera lense was dirty! The colors are also a little 'off' but it's a cloudy day so what can you do. *sigh*