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.


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DreamON said...

You absolutely nailed that kitty in clay!

Rosebud Collection said...

What a great job you did..It is beautiful and I bet she was a happy customer..

CurlyfrySC's Collage said...

aww awww awww SO adorable!
That definitely works with cats that have distinct features!