Jasper and Cleo (Upside Down One Liner)

Jasper and Cleo (Upside Down One Liner)
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So good Thea and blindfold too!

You have caught their expressions so well Thea! They are beautifully and somehow accurately drawn! Putting the picture upside down takes your mind away from it and let's you concentrate on the shapes only. It's incredible how these oneliners work and every person's style shines through.

This is lovely Thea, I am impressed with your upside down one liner!

I just keep being impressed with this new line of work Thea,this is so well done , like it .

Would you have tried drawing the two cats if it wasn't for the 'one-line/upside down method'? (can't believe I just said those words when talking about artwork!..LOL. From your words saying that you 'can't draw cats', then I don't suppose that you would have. This is what I'm enjoying so much about the one-liners/upside downers, we try new subjects. So many different thing to choose from now, no wondering what shall we paint next! These two are lovely, they both look a little apprehensive being in a new home at such an early age and you've caught that shyness in this free, flowing drawing so well.

I think we are all feeling more confident about tackling subjects we might usually shy clear of. They are so quick to do and because we don't expect them to be perfect the pressure is off. This is lovely, you've captured their wary expressions so well.

Lovely pussy cats and a lovely feeling when the pressure is off, well done, and who can't paint cats now eh?

Thank you Carole, Satu, Glennis, Graham, Christine, Louise and Debs - lovely positive comments. This method is definitely making me think that I can draw anything if I want to whereas before I carefully chose subjects that I found relatively easy to draw. It is definitely expanding my horizons. What can I do next......?

They do seem to take on a life of their own drawn in this way.

Great line work and I do like the added washes which add so much

Wonderful line and wash-the cats seem very alert which they often are.

Well, for someone who can't draw cats, I think you did a cracking job, Thea! Somehow, the fella in front reminds me of Tom of Tom and Jerry! It's an absolutely delightful piece!

Well, for someone who can't draw cats, I think you did a cracking job, Thea! Somehow, the fella in front reminds me of Tom of Tom and Jerry! It's an absolutely delightful piece!

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13/04/2015
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I have to stress that I can't draw cats! Well, that is if I try and do it in the normal way. However, if I turn the photo and my drawing upside down I seem to do a lot better - so weird?! These are my daughter's Burmese cats and I took this photo on the day they arrived at 13 weeks old. Rather overwhelmed by the new environment, they retreated to the bed on the cat tree and snuggled up together - brotherly and sisterly love! P.S. I did have to look to put the eyes in, otherwise done pretty much blind.

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Thea Cable

I am a watercolourist first and foremost as I love the qualities of the medium, its riskiness and unpredictability. I started painting about 8 years ago and it has now become an integral part of my life. Hopefully, I will continue to paint into my dotage as I am given to understand that you can…

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