This one took forever to finish...sheesh.
Done with usual watercolor pencils and little bit of pastels. I like coloring with nature theme. I usually don't plan very well when I start drawing so this time I kept changing my mind every which way. And in the end I really ran out of the space on the paper, but you know, it's an analog art so you can't really expand the paper (^.^;) I wish I could strech the paper juuuuust a littel wider, but oh well this is that.
One of the reason this art took forever...can you believe it, we adopted yet another cat!! (@_@) Furthermore, this cat has something I have never heard of from cats...Flea Allergy!! How can an animal survive with such things?? Needless to say, when I saw her at shelter she was in horrible horrible shape. She was supposedly 3 years old but she was so skinny and tiny she didn't look any more than 6mo old. The black one is only 10mo old, and you would almost believe that the black one is the baby tortie's mother! She must've been malnutritioned for a long time. And oh my she had scabs everywhere!!! She was "owner surrender" but I doubt she was very well taken care of, by the shape she was in. On top of it she has the usual shelter cold so she was sneezing coughing snotting everywhere, it was the most pathetic creature I have ever seen in there. So naturally I picked her up to make her MINE (^3^) She kept laying down unmoving for almost a week, and I had to force her mouth open to push in wetfood and squirted some water with syringe. We were worried she may not make it (@_@;;)
But she has recovered and now is our cat.
So the big black cat is my kiddo's per se, and this tortie is somewhat mine. Unlike the black one this tortie is not a kid lover, so when my kiddo's home she totally hides away and only comes out when she is not home (^_^;) My dog is still around...she is 11 years old now, getting up there for sure. Again she is on the bottom of the tortem pole. But as long as mommy's there, my dog can handle all the hardships...
The funny thing about this cat...she LOVEs her belly rubbed, just like dogs! But she doesn't like being petted in the usual places, head, back, etc. My theory is that she always had skin issue from the fleas where she couldn't reach, and the belly was the only part that she didn't have any scrapes and scabs. The black one doesnt' get mad with the belly rub either, but not as much as how tortie enjoys it (^_^) She definitely has trust issue but she is slowly opening up, specially to me (*^_^*) I eat lots of fish so naturally my animals are all fish lovers (on top of "balanced" cat food). They are very lucky to get what they get to eat I tell ya! (^_^)