Thursday, January 24, 2013

Kittens!

I have just finished making my second "litter" of kittens ever, and my first for this year. I very much enjoyed making these, and I am so pleased with how they turned out. They are for orders, so I am hoping that my collectors will love them, too!

Each little kitten stands just 10 inches tall not including his or her ears, and is made from dense alpaca.  Their distinctive markings were achieved with many layers of hand coloring with Prismacolor fine art pens. In addition to these  markings, their faces feature careful scissor sculpting, needle sculpting, a stitched pearl cotton nose,  blown glass eyes, enhanced with shimmery gold paint (on the back). They are five-way jointed and stands on their own due to weighted legs and wired tail. Each one wears a simple neck ribbon which complements his  fur. My kittens will be an open edition, however due to the hand coloring each one will be unique and so I have chosen to give them unique and alliterative names. My first group were Scamper, Scooter, and Scout. These are Cricket, Colby and Cali.

Three Little Kittens!

Cricket

Colby

Cali

Cali has lost her mittens!

"It's OK," Colby consoles her, "Eating pie with mittens on is a bit silly anyway!"

18 comments:

LeNochka said...

Великолепно!!! Очень натурально;)

Tami Eveslage said...

Thank you LeNochka!

Funny Squirrel said...

I love kittens! I hear them purring))

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

They are absolutely adorable, Tami!!

Lisey de Oz said...

Cute!!! Handsome!!

Wish You Were Here said...

They are really precious, Tami! Do you find the prismacolor works better than airbrushing? Hugs, Janice

WaizeBear said...

Lovely kittens. I like them.

Beary greetings

Hans-Juergen

Tami Eveslage said...

Thank you all so very much!
Janice, I found that for the amount of coloring on these fellows the prismacolor worked best. The alpaca fur seemed to resist any of the air brush paints I used. This has not been a problem with just shading a bit around a bear's eyes as that is not an area which is generally handled, but these needed all over color. It takes me longer to hand color them though, but I love to color and draw so no matter!

zarina-bears said...

Какие прекрасные малыши!Великолепная работа!живые котята, а шерстка просто восторг :)

Tami Eveslage said...

Thank you! And thank goodness for Google translate, so that I can enjoy the lovely comments from my Russian friends too!

Sue said...

They are gorgeous, fabulous...what more can I say?

Eli Bichita said...
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Doreen said...

Absolutely precious Tami!!!

:)Doreen

Tami Eveslage said...

Thank you Doreen and Sue!

InBearКа said...

Kittens are stunningly beautiful! I am glad to find your blog, it's very interesting!))

Eli Bichita said...

Wow!!! These kitties are the most beautiful what I have ever seen!!! I love them!!!

Tami Eveslage said...

Thank you InBearKa and Eli!

kyoko ishida said...

hi. im living in Kyoko Japan.

They are colorful and sooo cute!

Pretty clothes are sold for here.

really lovely! please look.

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