Digital painting inspired by a photo belonging to ~schmoo15 depicting his cat, Schmoo. His photo won best-in-show in my 2013 animal photography contest and was used with permission as reference for this painting. His winning photo is posted here:
A tutorial on how I paint fur is posted here. I know a lot of digital artists don't like lens flare renders but while I respect their opinion, I'm also happy with the result here and can still sleep at night.
This is so beautiful! Love the colors, lighting, and the general ambiance of this piece. It's so uplifting, especially for cat lovers like me. I hope you don't mind if I use this as a wallpaper for my phone. Fabulous job, keep it up!
I simply love cats, and this work so well captures Schmoo's eager, focused attention in the original photograph! I'm happy to be uneducated in the ways of digital art - it frees me to purely enjoy a work such as this without concerning myself with details. The colors are unexpected and bold, and the detail is fine - the eyeball appears real to me! I appreciate this work.
"What is this place of so many wonders? Casting it's spell that I am now under! Colors in the trees and cute rainbow bunnies, colors flying free and sweet rainbow honey, HONEEEEEEEEY! Oooooh what a colorful place, and I owe it all to the kitty-cat race! If I knew this backyard had so much up it's sleeve, I would come sooner for the colors I'd see! Yes I love these colors!"