Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Custom Cat Pendant
This was a special order I made this week for a lovely customer who had gotten one of her own cat for herself several months ago and now wanted one of her mother's cat for her mom. What a beautiful cat!
It's always a challenge to make it look as much as possible like the photo and I try to make them look cute too. At first, I blended several shades of grey but somehow it didn't come out right. I tend to be a perfectionist and would make them 100 times and never be happy, so I always have to have a little talk with myself and remember that it is a REPRESENTATION out of clay, only God can make the real thing. So I lightened up, and just used one shade of silver/grey. I think on this one as long as that "spot" is on the nose, the rest doesn't have to be so realistic. When I sent her a photo for her approval, she loved it, and that's the most important thing.