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My Friend by sidneyeileen My Friend by sidneyeileen
9"x12", Colored pencil on black paper
~6 hours of work
Photographic model used

More kitties. :aww:
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:iconmerdahn:
Merdahn Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Say what?! THIS is a DRAWING?!??!??!?
You could have fooled me, this is a fantastic piece! i thought it was photographed and I loed the style! Now i know it is a drawing it is even MORE amazing!

I bow down for your skills! Wonderful job!
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.  :aww:
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:iconmarcelvlieger:
Marcelvlieger Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
You make some amzing art work..
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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:iconhikari274:
hikari274 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
cutenessX3
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:iconwith-paws-and-wings:
With-Paws-and-Wings Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
I love it! You do wonderful work. It's so calm and lovely... It makes me smile.
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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:iconmakebelief:
makebelief Featured By Owner May 19, 2010   Traditional Artist
really beautiful work. lovely details, I really like the feeling over it
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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:iconkokako:
Kokako Featured By Owner May 7, 2010   Traditional Artist
I like this! the highlights give an interesting shape, and the picture has a clear focal point. It feels somehow peaceful
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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:iconwroulez:
wroulez Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
love it
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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:iconum-hihi:
um-hihi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
woah... how do you know where to add lighting??
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The lighting was visible in the reference photo. I just emphasized it a great deal. If you're curious, you can see the reference here: [link]
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um-hihi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
thanks for replying :)
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:iconsteelcowboy:
SteelCowboy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Professional Photographer
You have phenominal talent Sydney
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:blush: :hug:
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:iconteenie-beanie:
teenie-beanie Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Stunning!
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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:iconlynne-abley-burton:
Lynne-Abley-Burton Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
Amazing work :clap:
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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:iconhelens-serendipity:
Helens-Serendipity Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing :clap:
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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:iconamzimme:
amzimme Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I am loving this series of images you're doing that capture just the highlights of the cats. I like it because it puts me in mind of sunlight on their fur like they're basking in the sun, which I think embodies a basic element of kitty nature. :) It also emphasizes the grace of form that cats have. Plus, it's just really pretty--you do an amazing job using it to convey a whole form where only key edges are actually outlined.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the kind comments and critique of my recent work. With these latest drawings I think I am finally starting to achieve the effects I am seeking. :hug:
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:iconlonewylfe:
lonewylfe Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
So sweet!

If these were my two black cats, this would be the precursor to much fur-flying :giggle:
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:rofl: Friendly fur flying, or genuine conflict? It's funny how cats show affection by biting and acting like they want to kill something. ;)
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lonewylfe Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Haha, true. Our biggest cat bites when he's happy.
It's genuine conflict in their case, though they're starting to get along a lot better. Especially when the vacuum is out, they gang up on it together.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooh. I hear you there. Our latest kitty cat, Oishii, caused quite an upset for our other male cat, Ixby. Ixby (a rather large cat at 17 lbs, not fat) spent a couple weeks beating up Oishii (half-grown kitten) whenever we weren't looking, to the point that we were afraid we were going to have to give him up. Thankfully, Ixby stopped beating him up so much, and at this point I think they are starting to get along all right. I wouldn't call them friends, though.
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wendyf Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
delightful as usual...no crits.
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :hug:
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helinkin Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
oowww
i love this art
amazing
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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:iconclo-1991:
clo-1991 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I love these works of yours, its not an easy technique, and they're very emotive :D
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :D
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lennan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
Aww, this is sweet and lovely. It's minimal in colour, but yet complicated enough that you can see the fur. I can see the forms perfectly even though they're not drawn out!
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconlennan:
lennan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
You're welcome.
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008   Photographer
This is so sweet! :aww: I love the greeting of cats, the way they touch noses, and this just shows it so beautifully. I am completely in love with the white on black tecnique too, you utilize it so well!
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. :hug:
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SimplyACat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're adorable! great work :heart:
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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spookowl Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
wow awesome work! =D (sorry for the less than insightful comment I am not feeling well this morning XD)
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Insightful comments are appreciated, but not necessary. :glomp:
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:iconspookowl:
spookowl Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
welcome! I usually like being more specific on my comments but yesterday I was just in a foul mood and couldn't think of many non-smartass things to say about anything lol
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Almalphia Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
I love the calender idea, I love these pics, they really suck you in!
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
If I did print them for a calendar, it would have to be a VERY exclusive one. I'll consider the idea, but at this time I am working on getting my art into galleries, and if I produce very much in unlimited run then I am risking both alienating the galleries and competing with myself. There are a couple professional gallery owners whom I can ask next time I see either of them. It might be possible to produce a very limited collector edition calendar, but I'm not sure. I'll definitely announce it in my journal if I do produce something like that, be it this year or next.

Thanks so much for the support and interest in my art. :hug:
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:iconalmalphia:
Almalphia Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
Gret! Good luck!!!!
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the-other1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
you should make these cat drawings into an exclusive calendar etc
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