7.20.2012

Formerly Feral Friday with Kip

Hi all, I have something really fun to show you today.  I recently had Kip's portrait drawn by a wildly talented artist named Jo from Studio Legohead who hails from across the pond.  I read about Jo's work a few weeks ago on Catsparella and contacted her immediately!  We chatted via email about what kind of illustration I was hoping for, then I sent her a little bio about Kip, several pictures and links to blog posts which had featured him.

This is the photo she chose to work from,


 and THIS is the fabulousness she created.........  


Doesn't Kip just look great?!?!  I think she captured not only his likeness but his gentle manner also.  I am so completely thrilled with the outcome, I cannot thank Jo enough!!!!

When the portrait has arrived and I've framed it, I will post again to show all of you the finished effect :-)

34 comments:

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Awww!!! It sure captures him!

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Sparkle said...

That is stunning! She is an amazing artist.

Of course, having the perfect subject helped, I'm sure! ;)

Hilary said...

Thank you so much for leaving words of comfort for me on the passing of my beloved cat, Alex. Marc and I are heartbroken. We know we did the right thing, and every day we realize how much Alex was “preparing us” during the last few weeks, but it doesn’t make it any easier. We can’t stop the tears…. But having wonderful friends, like you, and the support of the CB is making it better….

laurence said...

wouwww magnifique!!!

Marg said...

That is a terrific painting. That gal sure knows what she is doing. We love it. Kip, you look mighty good, that is for sure. Have a great Friday.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We love Kips painting and she's even picked up on his few white furs. Of course she did have a wonderful model!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Repositório said...

Oh my.... It´s a fabulous paint!!!!!!

Catherine said...

Gosh ~ Kip looks extra cute in the picture! A picture worth framing to be sure. Excellent!

Happy Weekend Cat!
xo Catherine

Rene said...

That is so cool!

Random Felines said...

wow - that picture is wonderful!!!

Kwee Cats and Life said...

Oh wow! That is a fantastic drawing of Kip! We are amazed. So much personality shows through. It is beautiful. We are looking forward to seeing it framed and hung in a place perfect :-)

Madi and Mom said...

Kip you are most handsome and your sweet disposition shines through on every photo and now on canvass.
We love the butterfly too.
Hugs from your BFFF
Madi

Fuzzy Tales said...

It's gorgeous, such a wonderful portrait! Can't wait to see it framed!

Avalons Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Awwwwww we jus luvz it!!! It sure doez capture hiz Gentleness ^.,^ ♥♥xoxo♥♥

Colehaus Cats said...

Beautiful!! Headbumps of approval!

Seth, Maxx, Newton, Tessa & Pia Bean

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Awwww that is so sweet!! Perfectly captures him!

Katnip Lounge said...

PURRfect! Mommy bookmarked Jo's site.

ABBY said...

Fabulous!!!
That is just great, we can see why you love it.
Great representation of Kip.

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Katie Isabella said...

This is truly beautiful and shows his sweetness just as it is. I can't wait to see how you frame it.

Oui Oui said...

She did an excellent job! I think black cats are harder to draw or paint than other cats, just like they are harder to photograph. I can't wait to see it framed! I've worked in a couple framing shops and am fascinated by matting and framing (yes, its weird).

The Island Cats said...

Wow! It's wonderful!

meowmeowmans said...

OMC! That's a beautiful portrait of Kip! We can hardly wait to see it framed. :)

Big hugs to you all.

Kathy said...

She did a stunning portrait of Kip!
Will you have her do one for each of your felines & Rio?!
Have a great weekend!
Kathy

The Cat From Hell said...

What a great portrait! It not only has captivated Kip, it is captivating.
Me LOVES it!
Kisses
Nellie

Father Tom said...

She did a beautiful likeness!

We can't wait to see how it all comes together in a frame :)

Thanks for sharing her talent and Kip's handsome gentleness!

Tom xx

Mama Bear said...

That is such a great idea..and it has turned out so well. I reckon it is brave to take a chance on having artwork commissioned because even if you know the artist's work, sometimes the final product isn't quite what you expected. But this really does capture your handsome boy nicely..and the touch of the butterfly above really ties in well with his curious look!

Bellen said...

What an excellent picture. That's something I'd like to give as a gift for friends who have cats. Definitely an idea for Christmas or birthdays.

Tillie and Georgia said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!! That is SO cool !!!!!!!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Lovely painting! Beautiful.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving the mom birthday wishes for her special day!

Jo said...

Thanks for the lovely post Catrina.
And also fro all the other comments about the post x
So pleased you are happy with Kip's portrait. he was a delight to have as a model x x

LP said...

What a wonderful portrait of Kip! We love how light and fresh he looks amongst the flowers and sweet butterfly. A lovely keepsake to cherish :)

the critters in the cottage xo

CCL Wendy said...

Simply gorguss! She really captured Kip to a tee. I never noticed that little bit of white before, but obviously Jo picked up on it.

Here I must reiterate that "a thing of beauty is a joy forever ..." as it is very apt at this moment.

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

oh, oh, WOW! Gorgeous! Beautiful!