They were so cute, but I just couldn’t get a good photo—my arms are only so long, and there’s that window behind. But an “okay” photo, one that has a nice composition, and especially that black fur against the violet fleece, gives me a reason to see what I can do with it.
It’s Jelly Bean on the left, the original lap kitty that morning, and Mewsette on the right, laying on top of JB and looking adoringly at me. They are both on my left arm, so when I set the camera on the desk and hit the shutter I had my right arm crossed over everything, which meant JB was really getting squashed, probably the reason for the slanty-eyed expression. Also, I think one of Mewsette’s looonng whiskers was in his left eye which is closed on the original image, but I didn’t like that when I made the art from it so I added an open eye on that side of his face, then went to town. Modify, trim, crop, flatten, cutout, colorize, it’s all there. Channeling Andy Warhol, perhaps; well, he was from around here, and he did like cats.
And then some. Below are three other color variations and, surprise! The original photo.
Fun! Eyes look odd on orange kitties, but look fine on the others. I’m going to play a little more with another photo some time.
And here’s the original. They still couldn’t be sweeter. I’ve grown accustomed to using only the fingers of my left hand, seen here with JB resting his head on it.
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