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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.
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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:
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gothic-lollipop Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Toulouse-Lautrec Black Cats? Nice!
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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?
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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!
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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 :)
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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
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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!
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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
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nightblue1991 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I love black cats :heart::heart: good job I love it :heart::heart:
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Down-a-Rabbit-Hole Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
though i hate cats i do love this picture
the colour scheme is so striking!
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caffeinetooth Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Oooh! This is so cool! Such a great approach to the prompt! That is super vague. I really like how the cats are painted in a different style than the girl. They look so cute. The one in her hands is all "donotwant". X3
Is that Le Chat Noir?
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herringbonnes Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
thank yoouu! :D
It's not meant to be le chat noir exactly, but it was my intention to make it look like that cat in particular, yes <333
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Oktanas Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the cats.
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TrickyCreature Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaw, that's a cute one! I so love kitties! Meeeooow! Purrr!
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samvolturi199 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Hair looks like silk. ♥
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Laitma Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh wooooooow, well I do have to say, what you choose to do with such simple prompts will never fail to blow my mind, my gosh! I absolutely adore the compositions you come up with, they're always so dynamic and it really brings your paintings alive, ahhhh, teach me your wayyyyyyysssss~ *A*
I LOVE the spill of her hair and your perfect sense of color, and the contrast between her and those white-lined black cats is just stunning! I want a slice of your brain, ghhhhhhhh~ @A@
/not creepy;;;;
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herringbonnes Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
ughhh not creepy at aaaaallll
I love reading your monumental comments! They brighten my day ; u ;
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Laitma Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Hahahah, well I'm made happy whenever I see you so happy, so there we go! x)
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herringbonnes Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
:iconamgtouchplz: :heart:
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whatwazthat Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
beautiful!!!!
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Christa-Kinde Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012   Writer
I quite like the cats' eyes.
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AnnaBananah Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
I think it's amazing!!! The white clothing, the girl, all those cats. Man, damn.
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