It’s been another wonderful Caturday! I spent time with my husband’s family today. They have a cat named Sufasa (but most of us call him Mufasa). He is like a Lion King kitty with his large build, big paws, and fluffy orange coat. We took guesses on his age today, but think he is 18-19 years old…and still going strong. Certainly king of the realm here!
Well, you can see here that Lucy is quite happy with the “almost” all minky pet bed I gave her. It sat on the shelves as a sample for quite some time before I gave it to my guys to just use. Lucy is quite the contented kitty now!
Inspired by the American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997), this technique is called faux lichtenstein. While not carefully painted on to the canvas by hand, these thousands of tiny dots give the same effect as the artist’s original paintings. Roy taught art and drawing most of his life, and was particularly well-known for his comic strips, advertising, and graphic arts – mixing his fine art studies with commercial art.
This piece started with an original photograph of my kitty Tyler, and was refined in Photoshop to give the faux lichtenstein effect. Modern and compelling, the effect gives a very unique look. It won’t be for everyone, but does demonstrate the range of possibilities with Photoshop.