Daily Photo: Four Loaves

four black cats on bed
Four Loaves.

As you’ve seen, they typically cuddle, but here they are looking perhaps a little dissatisfied with their lot. They have a nice soft, warm bed on a rainy December day, what more could they want? I never figured it out, but later they were cuddled quite sweetly; you’ll see that sometime soon in a Wordless Wednesday, perhaps.

I decided to have a little fun with them in Photoshop, so I applied the cutout filter which makes it appear with a Sunday comics kind of look. They blend together, but keep some of the highlights, and you can see a few eyes looking at you.

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Four loaves filtered with cutout.

And then yet a little more simplified. By the way, it’s Mewsette, Giuseppe, Bean and Sunshine.

four black cats on bed
Four loaves filtered and simplified…I think I’m getting somewhere.

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7 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Four Loaves

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    • December 4, 2012 at 11:40 am
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      Diana, it was so odd to see them loafing! Made me wonder what was up.

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  • December 4, 2012 at 7:51 am
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    i love this picture, but wonder if, since you’re being all photo-shopy and all, if there is a way to make the 4th cat’s (Mr. Sunshine?) eye more obvious. in the original photo, it is clear that two cats are looking at the camera, which I loved, but that’s harder to pick up in the photoshop version. just a thought. but what little works of art your friends are! lucky you ;-D

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    • December 4, 2012 at 11:43 am
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      Sparky, yes I could, and I actually started clarifying on them and added a pupil to Giuseppe’s eye intending to get to Mr. Sunshine, but I determined the amount of time it would take and decided I’d finish it later. I want to smooth out some of the shadow areas, I think it would make a neat illustration. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  • December 3, 2012 at 11:49 pm
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    This is one of the most beautiful sights to see ever. I never fail to smile when I enter my bedroom to find my girls happily sharing my bed. Kisses to all the “loaves!”

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    • December 4, 2012 at 12:01 am
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      I have so many happy photos through the years of groups of cats sharing the bed. It’s tempting to join them!

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