Sunday, January 25, 2009

Milky Way~Completed

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*


Anonymous said...

I can see where Raven leaped through the Milky Way, ready to poke her head out in just a bit. Just wait you will see her.
Great fun Billie.

Billie Crain said...

thanks, Robin! the bottom cat was inspired by your Jackson. it doesn't look exactly like him but the colors are close. anyway, i had him in mind when i did that particular cat. maybe that's Raven in the clouds on the left side?

Costescu said...

lol love it! I looks like TJ is totally giving it his all!

Billie Crain said...

Yup, Tracey. when it came to food, TJ always gave it his 'all'. LOL

vivien said...


and fun :>) and who knew - your name is cat in Hindi :>D

Billie Crain said...

thank you! yes, Vivien...isn't that odd about my name? i thought it was kinda cool actually.