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I love playing with our little kitten Sugar. Her eyes get huge when I throw her squeaky mouse up in the air or drag in on the floor. Her little mouth draws up into a little mou. All the time, she is shivering with anticipation. I knew I had to get this down on paper so I could use her as a model for this image.

Sugar’s eyes are sort of a blue-green, but I had seen a cat with one gold eye and one blue eye and wanted to try my hand at recreating the look. I used the same felt tip technique as I did for the Orangutang earlier in the week (Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep). This had 4 layers and took about 3 hours to complete in Photoshop.

deviant art: bpclarke

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California Love Apr 2011
For The Love of Cats – Favorite Cat Image Challenge Top 10 Winner Oct 2011
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I try to create images that will touch your heart or soul and make them go “twang”. Eye candy for the soul is my goal. :o)

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Comments

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 4 years ago

    Bunny…how adorable and cute story of Sugar and the mouse..love it!!! sherri

  • Sugar is such a funny little thing. We got her to keep my Mom company while I travel, but she has really shown she owns us both. :o) Thank you Sherri.

    – Bunny Clarke

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, fantastic work

  • Thank you very much Thea. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 4 years ago

    Great work

  • Thank you Heloisa. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleover 4 years ago

    A wonderful portrait. You’re very good with Photoshop brushes. I’ve seen white cats with eyes like this before, so intriguing. :)

  • Yes they are. Our little Sugar has both eyes as blue, but I had to see what I could do with just her face. :o) It was fun to give her a make over. Thank you for your wonderful comment. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • redladyart
    redladyartover 4 years ago

    Hello fellow cat lover :) This is a beauty!

  • Thank you g/f! You know how it is then. Watching those beloved little characters tug your heart making you want to touch or draw them. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • redladyart
    redladyartover 4 years ago

    Yes, they are beloved little characters alright. I play with mine every day. She has a basketful of toys and strings (she stole the strings from my studio) and she’ll drag something out and bring it to me and the games begin. lol….

  • :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 4 years ago

    Thank you for the story Bunny – the result of all your work certainly paid off – she is lovely :o)

  • Now I will have to think what else I will be doing to our little cutie. Maybe green eyes next time. :o) Thank you.

    – Bunny Clarke

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work Bunny

  • Thank you Kathy. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • Syd Baker
    Syd Bakerover 4 years ago

    Excellent expression! I once had a very boisterous kitten (for a fairly short time unfortunately) I made him some toys, the best was a 12 inch rubber shark tied to a string with rubber bands and hung in a doorway; I’d swing it hard and he would run and leap on it and ride it back and forth, chewing on it. His name was Captain Kirk, and he grew twice as fast as any cat I’ve ever seen, and he was much too wild for humans and their rules, so he just left and never came back

  • He was there long enough to take a piece of your heart away with him when he left. Those are the free spirits that always remain with us forever, aren’t they? Sugar and her sister were abandoned. I wish we could have taken them both, but it would have been too much for my Mom. She is a character though. She is very different from my other kitties, but then she is her own cat after all. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • linaji
    linajiover 4 years ago

    Wow I am completely blown away!!!

  • Thank you Lina. I’m glad you like this. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

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