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January 5, 2013
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OMG, Tiger is Freezing by borda OMG, Tiger is Freezing by borda
oil on canvas
this was more a sketch, the final version is here [link]
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First of, i just had to see this picture and thoght "wow, I'd love to write a critique to that." It not only looks supercute, it also has this handdrawn, realistic and high-quality touch I am missing in lot of digitally drawn cat pictures.

You did the colours really well. With making the background light blue, you created a very good contrast to the warm cat. The eyes are beatiful: With being the darkest thing in the picture and in the centre, they really attract your attention without looking too unrealistic huge. You can almost feel the fluffyness of Tiger. The only reason I haven't given 5/5 stars on technique is because when you look closely, you still see some smudges. That one snowflake on the left side of the tail is really bothering me.

Originality: Okay, it's a cute cat in the snow.
Impact and Vision: Awwwwwww a cat!<3

All in all, i really think you should continue working with oil on canvas: You are really good at it. Your painting is very good, but not extraordinary, and you can be proud of it:)
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I like this piece. It's so sweet how the kitty's hanging on to the branch for dear life. Pastels add a nice impact, and it's a great tequnique! The eyes just have the perfect amount of focus and lighting. The whole thing is good, really. And you did a good job on the fur. The snow on fur was a nice touch. In fact, I could this being a real-life thing, with the ref a lot like this the tree bark looks good as well, and I can see that, despite the branch's size it can clearly hold the kitty.
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natsuchaan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Cute Heart 
xXMintyFatelyXx Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
poor kitty Pikachu Crying Plz I will save you! Bro hug 
maybe-paper-hearts Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student Photographer
Weather-Angel-Adept Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Awwww, poor kitty.  :(  I actually like this "sketch" version better than the final version because the muted colors seem more realistic for a winter's day.  Anyway, the kitten's sad expression in this painting is just so heartbreaking.  It reminds me of my cousin's cat, who was left on the doorstep as a very tiny, very helpless kitten.  The kitty you've painted here is the same stripey orange as her cat.  So cute.  =^-^=
EmilieJade2627 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ses yeux *-*
C-Patch Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
aww, looks so cute and sad at the same time.

love it though 
EmperorKarino Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome, very cute :D
MoonLightThimo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
that looks adorable x)
SoraLove Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So cute and yet makes me worry for him/her!
Blue-Ink-Splatter Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
NUUU KITTY ILL SAVE YOU :iconidislikeitplz:
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