28 March 2006

Monochrome

This little bird is a favorite of mine. Of all my attempts at linework, I think he's my best.

58 comments:

andrea said...

This is so beautiful with simple, clean lines...there is a peace about it. Wonderful!
a.

Ian T. said...

This is divine! Just sooo beautiful - a wonderful choice of subject, composition and technique - love the linework!

onclejohann said...

I'm always a sucker for anything to do with our feathered friends. And especially when they're handled with such love.

Caroline said...

Fabulous work. I love the feel of it.

Lee said...

that's wonderful...so simple and elegant :)

Rrramone said...

I love this bird and the texture and everything.

Sandy said...

I think this is a very zen picture, Cat, very well done.

I love what you've done with the place. lol

S

Borut said...

Caught in blood...?

Joy Eliz said...

Oh, the color! How stunning! I love this!!

aynaku said...

this is really nice! I like both composition and colours...the background is intriguing.

Derek said...

I sat outside the other day for quite a while watching the birds. The starlings controled the feeder with aggressive tactics. Yet the brave chickadees broke through the lines and made a hasty dinner. Yet the whole time a pair of crows stood from an ash tree and sung to eachother.

Humor Negro said...

Nice blog Cat. :-)

TXArtcGal said...

This is beautiful!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful piece!! Love the composition and texture!

LDahl said...

Lovely, simply lovely!

PaulSketch said...

the black branches are so cool! Great piece!

Pragmatician said...

Very nice deisgn.
The color red is usually not one I respond to, but here it works just fine.

Jaimie said...

I love this. The rich red and monocromatic style really work well

creative kismet said...

Simply beautiful! Really really gorgeous!

loves_art said...

Good work! :-)

LDahl said...

This little red bird is hard to forget.
A very cool illo!

Cookie said...

Hhahhhaaaahhahahhahahaaaaaaaa!!

Wilnara said...

What a wonderful monochromatic piece!!!!!

mimi-chocolat said...

This is so beautiful and simple! Really like it!

Fancy World said...

This is beautiful and I like the "blue" bird.

Anonymous said...

よいすばらしい簡易性非常に。

kazuto said...

BLOG句会へコメント有難うございました。外国からのコメントは初めてでした。
すてきなブログですね。「お気に入り」に登録いたしました。

Thank you for a contribution to a “BLOG haiku gathering”. The contribution from a foreign country was the first. Your blog is great and beautiful. I register with a "favorite."

from 歌寿人

Anja said...

Lovely!

annax said...

Incredible illo! One of my favourites! How wonderful to have a print of this!

ValGalArt said...

This is a beautiful shade of red! The whole piece is so lovely!!! Everything about it is right! Love it!

get zapped said...

It's a lovely piece. So peaceful even using red. Nice line work!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful. I love it!

Anonymous said...

YUM YUM };-}

Anonymous said...

Do you sell your art?

Anonymous said...

Cat, what makes this image for me is the eye. There is just something about that eye that is enigmatic. Sometimes it looks lonesome and forlorn and at other times defiant and angry. That it could be both is a testament to your skill as an artist. Beautiful work Cat, just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Stunning... I'm in love, Cat.

Anonymous said...

oooh, nice one Cat! It looks like she's nestled in the pine branches, all safe and sound :)

Anonymous said...

Yes its a gorgeous picture - well worth another airing!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

very nice; the caged bird sings

Anonymous said...

Simply red. Simply lovely. I like the textured background.

The Unknown said...

Is beautiful, nyet?
(I was trying to sound like a RED of old.) :-)
Love the illo.
love

Anonymous said...

a very good work

Anonymous said...

This one's stunning, Catnapping. Thanks for bringing it out.

Anonymous said...

o/t:

It occured to me, looking at your blog, that the collective blogging effort I'm involved in lacks an artist, and how lovely it would be to have an artist of your caliber contributing to the site.

It's not like there are any real standards or expectations, or anything, but it does make for a nice hub for some of us refugees, and would undoubtedly produce some unique traffic for your blog.

No pressure or anything - I was just thinking.

If you are interested, let me know and I'll arrange for an invite from one of the admins. You'd be a welcome addition.

violetismycolor said...

this is so cute...

catnapping said...

thank you for all your comments guys. this is my favorite, so i was tickled for the excuse to bring it back out for lookin'.

full disclosure: though the line work is all mine...that textured background is not. i cannot find what i used, but it was a bunch of kanji typed out...and then blurred.

unknown: you speak pinko commie very well.

anonymous: what blog would that be?

TenaciousK said...

Hmmm. That's very odd. I posted those comments under this nic, and they were in fact displayed under this nic last night. I have no idea what happened.

The group blog would be wikifray. SplendidIREny and ClaudeScales just joined. It would be lovely if you'd consider it (no pressure, or anything).

Anyhoo, this is TenaciousK, on the chance my comments get relegated to the obscurity of anonymity again.

That was very wierd.

TenaciousK said...

PS: You know, looking over your comments here, I'm quite sure I'm not the only one bitten by the anonymous bug. My recollection is that there were very few anonymous comments at all [I noticed - you seem to have a very active and widespread audience].

Blogger indigestion again, I wonder?

Anonymous said...

I'm NOT taking over Bloggerland REALLY! Hellcat has something to do with this ...

(THE Anonymous)

emila said...

Extremely beautiful!!!!

catnapping said...

I wouldn't put it past Hellcat. It might be time to bring out the vacuum cleaner...

catnapping said...

TenaciousK: I just recently switched to the "new" blogger...they forced me to, actually...I wasn't allowed past the page to switch over.

I wonder if the switch messed up my comments pages.

Joining WikiFray would be an honor. I've read many of the entries there, and I find them informative, well thought out, and well-written.

scribblesk said...

Love this!

Hellcat said...

VACATTACK!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!

Anonymous said...

hehhehhhehheeeee ....

TenaciousK said...

Catnapping:
Lovely! It's turning into a very nice community.

I'll see you get an invite.

Borut said...

I remember this one, of course, my favorite.

md said...

spectacular drawing and shade of red is perfect