I thought I might borrow a bit of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and play off of the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future as a theme for my December Art Cat posts. The surprising thing, is that when I went back through my archive to find cats of Christmas past, there were not many from which to choose! But, I did find this mysterious mound of packages being inspected by ravens from 2007.
I wanted to show it to you because I revisit the pile of presents in this holiday image from 2014, complete with surprise attack cat. I suppose, if I wanted to play on words, this could also be Cats of Christmas Presents. Ha! Get it? Like the ghost of Christmas present? Only with cats?! Never mind…
It was interesting to see how my working method has changed over time. In the earlier work, I drew individual elements like a single bird, or present, and scanned them into Photoshop to arrange the composition. So, the final image only exists as a digital. But, the newer work, the one with the cats, is a fully realized illustration before it gets scanned. Any digital manipulation is only to make the color accurate to the original.
Anyway, I digress. To see more of my arty cats, visit me at Art is not for Sissies. Happy Holidays! See you in future with your Friday Art Cat.