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June 28, 2013
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Better Light
Model Super6k
Shutter Speed
1/24 second
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 19, 2013, 11:51:40 AM
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11.0 Macintosh
My Jimmy by Heatherzart My Jimmy by Heatherzart
Scratchboard and Ink
16" x 20"

OK .... so here's My Jimmy. It's a bit of an experiment - not my usual composition but I had this great photo and I wanted to do something different with it. Honest opinions are welcome! Some will love it and some will hate it. I'm really interested in your opinion on whether it works.

Got photo file from the professional photographer - colors are accurate now.
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What can i say other than praise? I think the end result is very cute, surprising and unexpected! I don't think I would go with this style for every piece, but for this drawing I think it works very well! It throws in a little something new to your gallery! You could even use this style as a mini series with multiple animals sticking their noses through a tight space! It looks like this could have been from a real photo too, poking his head out of a small window in a wall at a zoo?

My only critique (which can be good or bad) is that the blue looks like a matte board you would use for framing. This is a different approach and I think i works very well, but it may be that i need to get used to that idea. It surely is the cause to the surprising factor!! It is leaving me guessing however, is it a window or a matte board? If it's a matte board it gives it a sort of mystical feel to it especially since the leopard looks so real and alive! The whiskers definitely help make it seem so 3D. This is most definitely a very nice addition to your portfolio!! As always, your technique and skill are flawless. Nothing that I can say there!! Congratulations on a very well executed piece!
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bigbird66 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As always- beautiful. How you get the depth and definition is truely amazing
jupiterjenny Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing!
drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The way in which you so precisely expressed the pressure against Jimmy's face really accentuates the visual "Let me see if I can squeeeeeze through here" aspect.  Truly in LOVE with all your work and this is just 2-2 cute.
ashigaru Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think it's beautifully done, with a great composition! :D
CindysArt Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awww so cute!!! :clap:
JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
IMHO it works really well! That it is a cat trying to get through there ist just so typical and fits perfectly. Also the colours are stunning and I love the whiskers!!
all4u Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd like to see it with a frame around the outside to really get the feeling for it. Right now I'm mixed as to whether I like this direction or not. The execution is as always amazing.
VioletRosePetals Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awe, looks like he's saying "pet me pet me!" :giggle:
ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Stunning work as always! Beautiful eyes & composition! It works!!
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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