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Freyja and her Cats by Toradh Freyja and her Cats by Toradh
This started off with the plan to do a Freyja portrait and turned into a portarit of my cats pretty soon. Which I don’t mind. It was high time. They’re attention whores and once gnarled my head phones, but heck, as much as I like to complain about them, I wouldn’t want to live without these little jerks anymore. Yep. Her cats look like mine. At least as far as I bothered to try and copy their fur stripes.
Apart from my cats, I also needed some references for Freyja’s face (angle!) and her hands. And the Brisingamen here is based on some pretty impressive jewellry I found in a book on Norse mythology (how convenient!).

Watercolour and instant capucchino. I felt like it. And it turned out to be a pain to apply watercolour on the coffee, but it produced such a nice golden colour. Cat hair obviously also sticks to instant capucchino even more than to watercolour but in this case, I think it's fine.
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:icondraconicat:
Lovely -- especially the cats!  *grins*
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! In fact, their real life models *are* lovely :D
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:icondraconicat:
You're most welcome -- and all cats are lovely!
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But mine most :D
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:icondraconicat:
Of course.  *grins*
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:iconjdluvasqee:
JDLuvaSQEE Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!!!!!
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjdluvasqee:
JDLuvaSQEE Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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:iconspeckle39:
Gorgeous! I love how you have really captured Freya's expression here, and the colors (yellows, greys) are perfect!
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Oh yes, the coffee made a perfectly golden colour :)
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