Perhaps it's better not to show it in it's unfinished state, though. The body pattern was a complete miss--"FAIL" my sons would say. Also my family was offering some unsolicited critiques. I was pleased with the little guy's head so I showed him to them. Alex said, " I don't like the pink in the ears. It makes him look like a mouse." Sean said, "he looks like a cat-bear...or a Bearcat!' He added that last bit with a laugh; the Univeristy of Cincinnati's team mascot is called a Bearcat. I can assure you that my kitten looks nothing like this:
Or even this:
|Bearcat is another name for the Binturong, a viverrine mammal from Southeast Asia
I think the reason I am pleased with my kitten --even with the helpful comments from my family, is because I can see not only what my kitten looks like now, but also where it is going, and I can tell I am going in the right direction to get it there. I was going in the wrong direction with the body (I can ususally tell that pretty quickly too!). but I changed direction. I can't wait to finish him, so that you and my family can see he's a kitten- not a mouse or a Bearcat!