Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Small Inspiration, Big Results

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Sometimes its the little things that bring the biggest rewards.

Last year I received a small rubber stamp depicting a cat giving itself a tongue bath. I loved the image but didn't use it, preferring instead to let it "speak" to me in its own good time. One day I decided to stamp it in the corner of a piece of scrap cardstock I had left over from a previous project and began coloring it. One thing led to another until a scene began to spontaneously emerge around the cat. It was as if I could see the scene in its entirety inside my head and all I had to do was to put that image on paper. This freehand drawing took several months to complete because many times I would set it aside in favor of other things but I always kept it on a small easel on my craft table so I would always see it and come back to it.

I'm happy to say that I finally completed the scene and am very pleased with the way it turned out. I have entitled it "A Purr-fect Day". It is unlike anything I have ever created before and has taken me a step further in my growth as an artist.

For those of you who may be interested, the drawing was done using Prismacolor and Berol/Verithin pencils. The cat stamp (Bath Time, AAA plate 107) comes from About Art Accents and you can see this little fellow here. While you're there, be sure to check out the wonderful items available on the site and if you decide to purchase something, let them know Gitana sent you.

I would love to hear your critique on my drawing. Please leave a comment so I can get your feedback. Thank you so much.

Ballo ergo sum
- Gitana, the Creative Diva


  1. Gitana, it´s beautiful. I love the colors and the composition... as you named it ...purr-fect.

  2. Love it! Great composition! The cat works great in this scene. TFS! Jan G./OSA

  3. great depth! the cool greens make the warm red cat pop! well done!

  4. Albert - The MineraltritionistMarch 29, 2010 at 4:24 PM

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