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Not Impressed

The cat is not impressed by his mirror reflection.

14 total reviews 
Comment from Renate-Bertodi


I always like to watch our animals when they see their own reflections in the mirror. The eyes are extremely well done. Fur is horridly difficult and takes much patience, although I have known enough animals with smooth flat fur. Interesting expression.

 Comment Written 20-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 25-Oct-2021
    Thank you kindly. It was one of my first entries.
Comment from VMarguarite


You have created a brilliant 'double-cat' portrait artwork. I admire how well your talent as an artist has captured the cat's furry body, no-nonsense expression, and glowing emerald eyes.

VMarguarite :)

 Comment Written 31-Aug-2021


reply by the author on 31-Aug-2021
    You are so kind. Thank you.
reply by VMarguarite on 01-Sep-2021
    You are very welcome. :)
Comment from photoman12


This is an excellent piece.Great idea executed well. But tell me something. I understand that he is in a mirror. You have to convey that. But why are there "drips" down the cats face? That takes away from the image.

 Comment Written 23-Aug-2021


reply by the author on 25-Aug-2021
    It was my first ever full size cat or animal done completely in colored pencils. I suppose I did it that way and smudged to show he was looking into a mirror and not impressed with himself. It was a gift for a "sweet 16" who, he and his parents loved cats.
reply by photoman12 on 25-Aug-2021
    Art, as you know, is subjective. I may not like it, others will. I would be honored if this piece was a present.
reply by the author on 25-Aug-2021
    True, thank you. It was my first piece on this subject in color pencils. You are so kind and do such fine photography.
reply by photoman12 on 26-Aug-2021
    You are welcome.
Comment from shiyi. Yu


Very cute cat. I really like his/ her facial expressions. Make you want to say awwwwwwwww. Interesting choice of main character, what is his or her name? So cute.

 Comment Written 24-Jun-2021


reply by the author on 25-Jun-2021
    Thanks. Just trying to draw from imagination. I started out by submitting a simple photograph of the posing deer that we took through our second-level window. Then, my first full-bodied adult cat.
Comment from Contests


A contest winning entry! A seven star rating from the Contest Committee for posting the winning contest entry.

 Comment Written 22-Jun-2021


reply by the author on 22-Jun-2021
    Thank you, Contest Committee. My honor to enter the contest.
Comment from cleo85


The cat seems indeed not impressed with her reflection in the wet mirror, but I am impressed by your drawing. You show the emotions of your pet excellently. I guess the cat believes that he is looking at another individual of its own species. Your drawing is well composed and rendered. I appreciate your attention to realistic detail and color. The eyes of the reflection are especially intriguing. Proportion and perspective are correct. The tall format is adequate. The cat and the reflection are well placed within the frame. The composition is balanced.

 Comment Written 19-Jun-2021


reply by the author on 22-Jun-2021
    Your Review encouraged me with the many positive statements. And, also that you were fair with your statement of "The tall format is adequate." Your assessment was so constructive. Thank you again.
reply by cleo85 on 22-Jun-2021
    You're very welcome! :o)
Comment from Way West


Well composed and interesting! I love the theme of this cat seeing himself in the mirror. He does indeed seem unenthusiastic about himself and that lends an amusing air to the presentation. Imaginative and well done. Best wishes for the upcoming contest!

 Comment Written 19-Jun-2021


reply by the author on 22-Jun-2021
    Going back to your review before the contest. It was very encouraging.
Comment from jesuel


what a great piece of art the color composition is great the design both creative and unique love the reflection and I like how you have framed it in fine work here

 Comment Written 19-Jun-2021


reply by the author on 19-Jun-2021
    Thank you. I appreciate the work you do to help those with disabilities and health problems. Thank God for the compassion you express in that work.
Comment from Sean T Phelan


Mine never seems to be very impressed with her reflection either,Glena!
: )
That's a fine looking picture though,my friend!
It's just the sort of thing that an old 'Cat Person' like me enjoys seeing!
~Sean

 Comment Written 18-Jun-2021


reply by the author on 19-Jun-2021
    Thanks, Sean/ You are so kind and do such wonderful artwork.
reply by Sean T Phelan on 19-Jun-2021
    Why THANK YOU.Glena!
    And you're very welcome! : )
Comment from JirinaInspire


The cat might not be impressed with the mirror image of herself, but I am very pleased with how the painting turned out.
The layers you were applying are creating a beautiful details and effective almost black and white presentation; fitting the mood and name of this beautiful painting!
Good luck in the contest!

 Comment Written 18-Jun-2021


reply by the author on 19-Jun-2021
    You are so kind, coming from such a gifted artist. I just went through so many postings and there are so many gifted artists and photographers.
reply by JirinaInspire on 19-Jun-2021
    Thank you and you are one of them too.
reply by the author on 22-Jun-2021
    Thank you again. You encouraged me with your kind words before the contest completion.
reply by JirinaInspire on 22-Jun-2021
    You did it my friend!
reply by JirinaInspire on 22-Jun-2021
    You did it my friend!