You can take a kitty out of the jungle, but seldom can you take the jungle out of the kitty. This is a portrait of my cat Yikes. He reigned as royalty and yet much to his chagrin, his dinner came out of a box. So at mealtime, under all his purple robes of dignity, he would disguise himself in the shape of a food bowl, and proceed to hunt and overtake every morsel, affording them little hope of escape. As you can see he was an over achiever! Cubism provides the perfect framework and logic, to this cat's peculiar contortions, along with dark cool blues and purple to reflect his uniquely kingly attitude.
About the Original:
Sub strait: 140 lb Bristol Vellum
Media: Color pencil, and marker
Style: Modern Cubism, abstract, representational
Note: The colored pencil is applied layer upon layer to build up deep, vibrant color saturation an effect similar to the renaissance glazing techniques used by the old masters.