Sunday, 22 November 2009

Katze (by Alex)

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This is my first drawing of a cat, and it too will be given away as part of the deal I've made. It can also be considered as my first sale perhaps, but I don't think of it that way. I was racing against time with this one(2-3hours), as I will have to settle a lot of things in this and perhaps next week as well, and I'll lose my internet connection in less than a week time so I might not be posting anytime soon.

I'd like to take some space here to thank everyone for your generosity, for visiting the site, for looking at my drawings, for leaving comments and for your precious time. Every little words every little gesture helps in keeping the motivation level up, and I am really glad that I've known so many wonderful souls from EDM. It has to be the best group I've joined EVER. ^^ With much respect, and much gratitude I bow down to everyone in the group. Thank you very much!

41 comments:

  1. This is absolutely precious Alex! The fur looks so life like and I love the curled up pose. I hope everything goes well for you. I will miss you in your absence! Hopefully you can rejoin us soon and share more of your wonderful drawings! Take care :-)

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  2. Gosh, that is the CUTEST kitty I've ever seen, besides my cats, that is :-). I'm impressed that it only took you a couple of hours or so. Was it sleeping in a round bed?

    Alex, thank you so much for your thoughtful comment regarding losing my Siwa. I am still sad but I know I made the right decision and she was ready to go. And thanks for sharing your story of Tyson. It reminds me that the bond we share with our animal companions is timeless.

    I bow to you in gassho.

    Trish Roque

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  3. This is stunning! And it reminds me of my sweet boy, Marvin, whom I've had for 4 months now! That's what he looks like all snug in his bed before one of his furry brothers pounces on him!

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  4. Alex,this is lovely! At first I thought it was a photograph!!
    You should be proud!

    Robin N

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  5. ^^I absolutely adore this kitty! I can't wait to get one, and then maybe I can practice drawing cats too!

    Congrats on your first sale! I am so proud of you <3

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  6. Thank you so much Ann for all your wishes ^^ 2 weeks isn't a long one. I'll have a week to draw after that..and I'd be busy until mid-January again. And then it'd be full time drawing perhaps :)
    @Trish, it was sleeping on a tiny mattress in box with furry round opening. You're very welcome and I am glad you like my version of story and experience with dogs too. I was still thinking of him just now, after reading your comment. I need to go back where he was laid, I haven't seen him for 7-8 years now.
    @Angie & YumYum, thank you so much for your comments ^^
    @Tanna, yep we will get one soon enough ne, and of course we could draw together. Thanks ;)

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  7. Such a cute kittie, Alex, I love the way you sketched its fur !
    Good luck for the coming 2 weeks, and the following ones. Looking forward to hearing (and seeing your sketches too) from you soon.
    Take care,
    Martine

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  8. I like the way you have rendered the fur.

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  9. He looks so real and so peaceful! I just want to touch that fur! :)

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  10. Very nice! The composition is fantastic! I want to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such encouraging comments. As you said it really keeps the motivation up. Best wishes for the holiday season.

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  11. I am so happy for you Alex! You and Tanna will soon be together! Does Tanna sketch too? Does she have a blog? If not, you really need to get her in here!

    This is a beautiful sketch. It amazes me what you can crank you in 2-3 hours! It seems like I've seen cats everywhere lately. In fact, I've done some of my mother's cat, which looks very similar to this one. (the cat, not the sketch...yours is way better!) I'll have to get that posted! And I completely agree, this group is the best ever! I would usually have hit a plateau and quit by now!

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  12. Ah, sehr gut! Sehr GUT! And everything you said about everybody goes double for you. Your are prime quality, sir!

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  13. This is a beautiful sketch! It looks like you could run fingers through the cat's silky fur! Purrrfect!!

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  14. Beautiful and artistic as always. Great job Alex. Please do stay in the art world, as you are such a joy to know as an artist and friend. Have a wonderful holiday season.

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  15. Thank you for all that you have shared with the group. Come again when you can, in the meanwhile "Make art everyday".

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  16. Lovely cat, Alex

    I'll miss you and all your wonderful art and support. Looking forward to when you return,

    xoxo

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  17. Never in a million years could I accomplish this! It's beautiful.... and also reminds me of a cat I had as a child. You are incredibly talented. Thank you for all of your encouraging comments for me in the past few months. Keep sharing your talents with the world!

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  18. Such a cute little kitty-kat (thats how my son knows a cat..) Its always such a beauty that you make.. Thanks for visiting my site too.. I miss being able to draw and post now, since I am still in India..

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  19. What rich fur!! I couldnt help but leave another comment.. :) very very beautiful..

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  20. We bow back to you Alex. This is a great composition that is universally recognized by animal people the world over. Well done, the textures are spot on.

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  21. What to add...
    Ce chat est magnifique, Alex!
    I don't know if I will ever draw an other cat after seeing this one.
    best of luck for everything and keep drawing, we want to see more.

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  22. Alex, you will be missed. Please hurry back.

    The cat is fabulous and wonderful and really well done!

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  23. Alex, this cat is BEE YOU TI FUL!! You've captured its pose perfectly and so lifelike! We'll be here when you come back...

    -Krista
    www.kristameister.com

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  24. Well done! It's a great piece, I just want to reach out and touch that soft fur (and it makes me want to get a cat again, they are such great animals). I just can't quite figure out the cat's pose - is it curled up inside a basket or something?

    I really hope I will be able to do drawings like yours some day!

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  25. Donna! Awww... we've missed you too. Perhaps one day we'd have the privilege to see some of your artwork again. Thanks for the comment!
    And to Martine, Detlef, Vicki Robison, Raena, Ellen, Lesley, Ramona, Patty, Vicki Holdwick, Barb, Shalini(x2), Gary, Benedicte, Donna, and Krista, Thank you so much for all your kindness, encouragements, and support. I'll be sure to keep drawing, and come back as soon as I have the time again. *bows more*

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  26. And I bow to you. (Hope I didn't miss you - I've been out of the loop lately - real life intrudes).

    Beautiful cat. I love that relaxed expression. Funny how they get in these places, and always seem to fit!

    Thanks for the birthday wishes!

    I have to add that I was trying to do a triple portrait today. It was a worthwhile exercise - everything in the garbage is a step closer to success. But it makes me appreciate what you did in your last post even more. ;)

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  27. Beautiful cat. You are really good at drawing Alex. I feel like I can reach out and the fure will be soft to the touch. Good luck in the next few weeks while you are gone.

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  28. Like all your work, Alex, the cat is magnificent! Wishing you well in the coming weeks and know that you will be missed. We will be waiting for you.

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  29. The cat is awesome! he looks so perfectly catlike and cute - the fur is increbible and his expression is spot on!
    Thanks to you too for being such a nice person and a wonderful cheer up team in one person!
    wish you well in your project and will check up regularly on your blog.
    Oh, and you can go on calling me kazumi, I like it - it makes me feels like I'm a cool manga character ; )!

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  30. Love this! So soft and natural, and the position so catlike!

    Good luck in the next few weeks. You've been so kind and affirming to me, and (I see) so many others here. We will miss you!

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  31. wonderful drawing Alex....look forward to you coming back and sharing your work and inspiration....good luck in your ventures....

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  32. Hi Alex - wonderful artwork. you are truly talented!

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  33. This cat is absolutely lovely! I adore the pose and the silky fur. I hope you'll be back soon!

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  34. Cats are my precious.
    i want to give it a cuddle!!!

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  35. Very Nice, Alex!
    I hope you can read this...
    Have a wonderful holidays!!!
    Best regards,
    Carolina

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  36. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Alex! You're here already, correct? We miss your presence!

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  37. Such a beautiful, beautiful and peaceful sketch. I love the way our feline friends curl around like that and you've captured the 'pose' purrfectly!

    Hope your wedding arrangements are going well.

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  38. OMG! this is the most beautiful and the cutest sketch of a cat I have ever seen...you are so talented! This sketch could pass for a photo!

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  39. This is wonderful. You've really captured that cirular pose that cats do.

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