Friday, January 20, 2006

Illustration Friday - Cat

Illustration originally for an Article about Biting the Hand That Feeds You. I wanted to show a lion biting a the trainers hand without being violent and gruesome. The exaggerated perspective adds a comical feel. Original oil painting 20"x 20" then touch up slightly in Photoshop.

19 comments:

Suzan said...

Very nice! I like the perspective.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

LOL! Yes, the perspective is nice! Mary :-)

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Excellent perspective! Love the sentiment.

lus said...

the perspective is great...goood jobbbb

Ester said...

Hey Jay! Love the fish eye lens approach and those juicy steaks. What a great concept!

KaRLa said...

is great work very nice colors ¡ the expresion of the face is perfect

ValGalArt said...

Excellent work!!!

Leezy said...

Great illustration. The perspective is so intersting and adds true dynamic to the piece ... owch!

madretz said...

I have to echo everyone else, the perspective is fantastic. Fun illo!

carla said...

Awesome! Your technique is masterful and the perspective helps us most defintely feel his pain!

Sea Angel said...

Just like you said, it doesn't look gruesome at all... painful, kind of funny, but not gruesome. =D

Mike Thompson said...

Hah! I really like this one!

M. Spalding said...

hehe. yum! Nice work.

Alexa Brett said...

This is great! I do love the fact that you didn't make it bloody. The perspective totally makes it comical. I love it!

Giles said...

Excellent lion...expecially his 'matter-of-fact' expression!

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Queen Tut said...

Terrific detail on the lions coat and you have made his eyes piercing!

Aravis said...

Hilarious, and wonderfully painted!

artsymommachic said...

Ouch! Great painting!

anthony said...

this very well done and extremely funny