I'm sharing a very special creation with you tonight. This one is a commission. Ged who works with my hubby approached me with a commission in mind which I managed to turn into reality on a card for her. We had quite a bit of communication so I could get this just perfect for her.
Her friend has a cat and she had this vision of a cats head (Suki) floating in the middle of a pumpkin vine with candy corn. The rest was up to me to try come up with something spookily suitable. Ged also didn't have any specific ideas about colours. Although she started to go through some colour selections we could discuss, I showed her a pic of a first version of the card with the dark blue background. She loved it so much she asked me to use it for the final card and then left all the colour choices up to me.
Suki being a pale ginger tabby is so adorably cute - I just hope I've done her justice. She's actually paler in real life than I've coloured her here. I'm still trying to get use to doing fine detail with Copics so I laid down some colour for the cats head and eyes then finished it off with polychromoc pencils. The look I wanted was of fine soft fur and a glow in her eyes.
Everything else on the card has been coloured with Copics giving a vibrant look on the dark background.
Here you can see a close up of some of the pumpkin vine around the image. I've added a few skulls into the mix, running some of the creepers through the skulls.
I the picture below you can see I've added a rata perfect addition to a dreamy cat's world.
The background, coloured with Copics have been given some texture. An effect Faye showed Helen and I while on a recent Copics class with her. I've used champagne (Faye will under stand that) and a sponge. I've shown a particularly good section of it in the photo above.
To the top right of the cat is a crow, another perfect cat dream world addition. I've achieved this look by adding the colour and then using a blender pen to bleach out some highlights on the feathers.
Cat's love the night and hunting so I decided to add in a glowing moon. Across this I've added some wispy clouds and a few bats. The glow of the moon if carried down towards the cat's face.
Finally here's the card as a whole. Ged I'm very happy to say loves the card which will be passed onto her friend for Halloween.
This is only my second commission and I'm so happy with how it went.
Would love your feedback
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Halloween
Fabrika Fantasy - Pink or Halloween
Paradise of Stamps - Autumn / Halloween
World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge 27
Crafty Cardmakers - Spooky
The Sketchy Challenges - Halloween
Try It On Tuesday - Its Halloween Time
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Halloween
QKR Stampede - Pumpkins or Anything Goes