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He painted a lovely Siamese cat by JillHoffman He painted a lovely Siamese cat by JillHoffman
dancing in the rain~

This painting was inspired by the Japanese folk tale "The Boy Who Drew Cats".
The tale is about a boy who is sent to a temple to become a priest. Rather than doing his chores, he draws cats all day! The head priest tells him -if you can not be a priest perhaps you will be an artist - The young boy eventually uses his gift to his advantage in the face of danger... I recommend reading.

*The under drawing for this piece was done in graphite, the majority of this is acrylic washes. The feline's face was later detailed and darkened with India ink, as well as detailed with white gouache ( I like the effect of gouache for details ) I touched up some of the foreground and mid-ground with dark grey colored pencils.

You can order a 5 by 7 print of this piece at my Etsy shop!
here ~ [link]
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:iconmaximilianrock:
maximilianrock Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
:)
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:icona-gu:
a-gu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great job :heart: !
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:iconjillhoffman:
JillHoffman Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :D
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:iconmiyeong:
Miyeong Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   General Artist
Amazing artwork!
I like the colors it's just like a ancient japanese painting!~
Wonderful story!~

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:iconjillhoffman:
JillHoffman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :dance:
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:iconcolorstudy:
ColorStudy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
i know that story! i love this piece too, its beautiful!
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:iconjillhoffman:
JillHoffman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconbazardelanature:
BazarDeLaNature Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful :)
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:iconmerihaura:
Merihaura Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012   General Artist
so nice stuff you got here..
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:iconjillhoffman:
JillHoffman Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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:iconrosex3:
rosex3 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
lovely.
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:iconwakeupatnoon:
wakeupatnoon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am in love with this piece.
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:iconjillhoffman:
JillHoffman Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it! :dance:
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fairychamber Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice paintings. Looks like it could be an illustration from book of eastern stories. I sort of understand the boy in the story. I get so inspired after meditating I always want to draw and paint the things I've seen and tought about.
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RainComa Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice as usual!! my hubby really loved this! :D
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:iconjillhoffman:
JillHoffman Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay! Thanks : D
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:iconraincoma:
RainComa Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was curious just because i never have down this and I love your work, do you do commissions? i would love to see your take on a red panda...so Im curious :) and of course my hubby loves your other cats too :D
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JillHoffman Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I am certainly open for commissions. I really enjoy doing them, especially when left to my own imagination! Red Pandas are beautiful creatures indeed. If you'd like more details, feel free to message me! : )
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:iconlenuk:
Lenuk Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
love your drawing style ^^
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:iconjillhoffman:
JillHoffman Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :3 !
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SaraLynnCreative Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconjillhoffman:
JillHoffman Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Beautiful painting! I love the cat! :meow:
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asleeplikewolves Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Aww, I love him!
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hollow-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love this story! Your illustration of it is amazing.
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:iconjillhoffman:
JillHoffman Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks : )
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:iconripasi:
RiPaSi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Very cute... beautiful.
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:iconempty-infinity:
Empty-Infinity Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
That's beautiful Jill. :)
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:iconjillhoffman:
JillHoffman Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:dance: thank you!
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:iconshisho2k:
Shisho2k Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great. Also like the Asian theme, relates well to the subject. And nice color palette. ^_^
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:iconjillhoffman:
JillHoffman Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! : D
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Fantakoi Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
ohh! amazing!
I love her face :heart:, the coloration is warm and soft and the smile of the painter in the background is so delightful! how adorable would it be if such little creatures like her would come to life only by a brush stroke.
such a beautiful drawing!!
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:iconjillhoffman:
JillHoffman Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :heart: !!
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:iconraincoma:
RainComa Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love the lines XD good job!
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:iconjillhoffman:
JillHoffman Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks : D
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Nicole-Marie-Walker Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! <3
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:iconjillhoffman:
JillHoffman Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:> <3
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