“The old folks called it ‘The Hour of the Wolf’. It’s the hour when most people die, when most children are born. Now is when nightmares come to us.”
– Ingmar Bergman “Vargtimmen”, 1968
My Russian isn’t very good, but isn’t Schwarzer Fluss the translation of Chernaya Rekha?
And I see there will be gold leaf again (just for the areola maybe?)
Aaand…is that a cat paw on left? x)
Yes, it is!
I’m curious how the watercolour-parts will develope. I’m sure, it’ll be good in combination with a golden areola.
That’s Brunos’ paw there :)
If the background is meant to stay pure black like this, it’s going also to make an interesting contrast with the gold (by the way, have you already tried silver leaf?)
A cat with a bear’s name? =p It seems he’s trying to stole you something haha x)
Yeah, I think so. I’m not used to watercolours and I hope I assess the relation and effect of this combination of mediums correctly. I can’t wait to continue working on this!
I didn’t tried it yet, because I don’t think it works well with pencil. What do you think?
But the only similarity is the sleep, haha.
Usually he always steals my rubber.
Yeah you’re right, silver leaf wouldn’t have a visual impact with grey pencil, but when you’ve dense black, like here or when you use charcoal, it could work. Black works well with most metals (and colours), except green gold and other pale gold hues (I think black perform generally better with solid colours).
Some of my cats are also fond of stealing things or, more accurately, of just pushing things down the table (and then look at me, like if he was was saying „fetch, human“ haha x))
Yeah, this also corresponds to my aesthetic feeling.
You have several cats? Tell me! How are they? :)
We have a lot of cats, as we are some kind of unofficial cat shelter, so currently we have nine permanent resident and some other who are there only from time to time. In the permanent we have a Nebelung ( https://runigerardsen.wordpress.com/2016/08/13/nebelung/ ), a Turkish angora and three red who also have some kind of angora fur, the other ones are more common stray cats.
And how are they? Do you know them well enough, to know their personality?
I never was the “ultimate” pet owner, who humanize the animal and think it would be a favor. Treating an animal as something other than its species do not it justice. My own behaviour towards the pet has its origin in the attitude that I don’t consider humanity to be something more valuable.
And I really had problems with Bruno. You get, what you give and he really was mean and defiant, when I was clearifying confines and he felt that I didn’t liked him. But you get to know each other and in the end I just noticed, that he was just like me: don’t want to get touched, but never want to be alone. It is quite interesting, to share the same rooms, without having more than acceptance, which developed into pure gratitude that the other one is there.
It really can be confusing learning to understand the behaviour of the other one and I often saw Bruno confused, struggling and unsure to interpret the human behaviour, sometimes just to let it be. But it was a long way, and there still are aspects, which he interpret differently, just because of a different perception.
Well, that was more text, than I had in mind, but that’s the point, which I’m quite curious about: the relationship of other humans and (their) animals.
Of course. it would be long to describe how all of them are, but each of them has its own character and it has to be taken into consideration when you deal with them.
I don’t know if I have a special relationship with my cats, but I know that their presence have influenced my own character, especially toward other people.
Somebody become calm, more gently and conscious in dealing with others. Maybe because cats are more sensitive or just because of their different perception and since you start thinking of your own behaviour while getting confronted with problems caused of dealing with the different perception of cats.
…I noticed it too. Quite interesting.
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