The first thought that came to mind was the typical scale/weight theme when I thought of the theme so here's what I made first:
Then as I was working on the piece above I had a new idea! I thought about our cat Mabel and I decided to do a piece with her in it. Mabel is the opposite of "skinny"! Mabel's actual photo was used for the cat :)
Mabel is our huge fatty beast of a cat who I found in 2005 wandering the street outside our home in Florida. She was so skinny you could see every rib - hard to imagine now!
When we first took her in she would trick us. She's an academy award winning actress, telling Paul I hadn't fed her and vice versa. So we were both feeding her and before we knew it she was not skinny anymore! We do try to keep her weight down to a reasonable level, but it's difficult with a very demanding cat!
here's a photo of Mabel in her favorite TV watching position.
Have a great weekend everyone!!
Mabel is just the cutest cat - she really knows how to relax :-)
She made me laugh because I have a friend who had a cat built just like your Mabel. She was all white and her name was Ruby. There wasn't a piece of furniture in the house that she could manage to get herself up onto.
Thanks for commenting on my blog! I love the collage work you have done. I knew your name sounded familiar as I just finished reading Holly DeWolf's book on breaking into illustration. Then I just went to comment on Fanny's Bastien illustration for skinny and you had been there too:) Similiar tastes. Thanks so much
i just love how you put these together, claudine...love the punches of color, the mad-men women! ")))
Love your work too!