Exercise: Visual distortion

Exercise: Visual distortion

I really tried for long time to catch my cat in a pose which shows her quite well: she has a total black fur (just a little white patch on the chest) and it is quite difficult under a certain light to distinguish her contours.
I draw her from a picture, trying to keep the portrait quite faithful, as the exercise asks in the first place.

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A second step consisted in drawing a cat with five lines, which I thought was quite fun.

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But the funniest part was actually to make a collage: while making it I realised how most of the time I am so tied to reality that is difficult to let my mind go. That is when I placed aquamarine long, curly moustaches on the cat’s face and climbing rope for her tail.

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Having used dried palm umbrellas texture for part of her fur, an image came to me of this character hiding in the middle of a haystack (or actually being an haystack!), trying to catch a little mouse with a treat placed in the middle of her lazo-tail. The cheese smells so good…but wait…something greenish is suspiciously poking out of the mass…!

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I had so much fun with this exercise and made me realise that infinite possibilities can sit before our eyes, we just need to let ourselves go and materialise them.


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