When I was visiting Holly the other day, I got to meet my muse... in the form of a furry little feline named Pink. Pink is the cuddliest cat ever. None of that playful biting or perpetual clawing. She curled up with me every single night and I couldn't have been happier. Of course, I did wake up every morning to Pink, perched right next to my head, with her leg up in the air as she groomed her privates... but still. Waking up to a grooming cat is better than waking up to no cat at all.
All I've been able to sketch, since coming back from Portland, is cats. And channeling my muse has brought around my latest collection (though I only have three finished pictures to show you now) featuring Sophia VonMeowderkitten - please call her Sophie - as she travels the world and lives her life.
And my prints look super cute virtually framed in a virtual room!
Notice anything different with these pictures, compared to the other illustrations in my shop? For the first time, I haven't been using the entire paper for my illustration. I've been inspired by Lauren Alexander, the lovely and talented watercolorist, who frequently blogs about new ways to challenge herself as she creates new illustrations.
The Hidden Treasure
After reading her blog post from earlier this week, where she created a composition without touching the edges of her paper, I wanted to give it a try. I'm really pleased with the result!
I hope you all love Sophie!