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February 18, 2012
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Mauve by herringbonnes Mauve by herringbonnes
another one of those assignments with only one word to tell you what to draw (white/transparent) ENTIRELY too vague in my humble opinion… At least it’s over… /tragic sigh
Being rebellious and trying to go against the actual meaning of the project in all its white-ness I wanted to try and push something that was completely the opposite and juxtapose the image, so I chose one very black symbol; the cat from Steinlen's Chat Noir poster. Seen here: [link] , of course, and represented as being "alive" in my piece (I tried.. not successfully, but I tried)
On a side note, in my original sketches she was eating and egg instead of holding a cat and my teacher thought it was too "playboy" so I wanted to sort of secretively keep that edge by adding "le chat noir" since it was a poster for a cabaret ;D
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LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Striking composition.
Blossom-Lullabies Featured By Owner May 25, 2013   Photographer
This work is my favourite, your style is absolutely breathtaking, especially in this piece. The colours, again, well chosen, and this mix between black, white and grey tonalities is just stupefacting in the way it looks :clap:
gothic-lollipop Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Toulouse-Lautrec Black Cats? Nice!
Lindblut Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great art, but don't you think you should give some credit to the actual picture for taking so much inspiration for the cat design, especially the one sitting in the front?
herringbonnes Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
oh my gosh, wow, I was completely unaware that I did not say anything at all about Steinlen's poster. I remember talking about it directly in class and how I wanted a direct and obvious representation of something black, as well as the cabaret it represented (since the theme was "white") I guess I was so into it during the critique it completely slipped my mind when posting it. I honestly do no know how I forgot that, that is not like me. Thank you for bringing it back to my attention, I feel really bad now!
Lindblut Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's okay, don't sweat it, I forgot to give credit a lot of times too but thankfully remembered it usually a little while after uploading so I can fix the descriptions accordingly :)
herringbonnes Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
hahaha, I usually do too! Thanks for catching it for me ugghh
I'm that guy on tumblr that's always going on about sources and credit, too xD
Lindblut Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, sorry for not uh, being more thoughtful and actually writing a note instead of leaving a comment. It's kind of a bad habit!
herringbonnes Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
no, no it's okay! I think it's better that way, then other people that see the comment can all converge and destroy! hahaha
nightblue1991 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I love black cats :heart::heart: good job I love it :heart::heart:
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