Intense Intent – Saoirse


A thank you to Abbey for her reference photo of Saoirse!

Cats have a tendency to perch themselves in and on so many spaces and things. Abbey’s wonderfully unusual photo caught my eye because I love the cat’s interesting silhouette shape. That shape lent itself to delightful curves to draw; adding just a little shading to those created a sense of form.  I like how the space in the entire drawing is divided; the composition reminds me a little of Henri Matisse and Mary Cassat’s work.  In the reference photo, Abbey’s cat was staring through a crack in the vertical blinds across the window.  I  changed that image by adding the bird to create a mini story.