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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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maximilianrock Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
:)
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a-gu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great job :heart: !
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JillHoffman Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :D
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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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JillHoffman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :dance:
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ColorStudy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
i know that story! i love this piece too, its beautiful!
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JillHoffman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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BazarDeLaNature Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful :)
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Merihaura Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012   General Artist
so nice stuff you got here..
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JillHoffman Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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