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I changed the nose some, thank you guys so much for the advice, plus did another portrait (Original Post) LiberalLoner May 2022 OP
Better photo of new kitty painting LiberalLoner May 2022 #1
The eyes! Gorgeous. MLAA May 2022 #2
Thank you! 😍 LiberalLoner May 2022 #4
Yes! femmedem May 2022 #6
Thank you so much! Pastel is messy, maybe people don't like it as much? 😍😍😍 LiberalLoner May 2022 #7
You definitely have that lunatica May 2022 #9
Thank you again so much for your very kind and thoughtful praise and encouragement! LiberalLoner May 2022 #11
Wow! lunatica May 2022 #14
😍❤️❤️❤️❤️🌹🌹🌹🤗🤗🤗 LiberalLoner May 2022 #18
Just beautiful. Diamond_Dog May 2022 #3
Thank you! 😍 LiberalLoner May 2022 #5
Good job nt XanaDUer2 May 2022 #8
Thank you! 😍 LiberalLoner May 2022 #10
I did this puppy too. LiberalLoner May 2022 #12
Those eyes XanaDUer2 May 2022 #15
Thank you! ❤️ LiberalLoner May 2022 #16
You certainly have a way with animals! bif May 2022 #13
Thank you so much! ❤️ LiberalLoner May 2022 #17

femmedem

(8,235 posts)
6. Yes!
Thu May 19, 2022, 04:20 PM
May 2022

The nose on the left is perfect now. I'm amazed you were able to adjust it. And the new portrait is lovely as well--no adjustments needed!



I'm surprised more people don't do pet portraits in pastel rather than oil or acrylic. It seems like pastel is perfectly suited to capturing fur.

lunatica

(53,410 posts)
9. You definitely have that
Thu May 19, 2022, 09:12 PM
May 2022

knock their socks off quality that I’ve tried to develop in my art. Give them what they expect then add that one extra thing that’ll knock their socks off!

You got it! IT!

There is a distinct personality in each of your cat portraits that stands out clearly and forcefully. Not an easy feat! Your work is inspirational. You could start a whole career painting people’s pets. I love your work! 💕 💗 ❤️ 💕!

LiberalLoner

(9,765 posts)
11. Thank you again so much for your very kind and thoughtful praise and encouragement!
Mon May 23, 2022, 06:58 AM
May 2022

I always take screenshots of your nice words and I keep them in a folder and I read them again whenever I feel discouraged and want to give up. Thank you. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

lunatica

(53,410 posts)
14. Wow!
Mon May 23, 2022, 07:10 PM
May 2022

My greatest desire is to encourage artists to continue developing by giving positive critiques. Your words make me feel very good about that. Artists want feedback because they want to be recognized in what they do. I try to do that.

Thanks so much. I will continue!

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