First, after Kitty initially entered my life, I began drawing animal silhouettes filled with flowers. She was my inspiration. Not long after, I was asked to do a silhouette of a shih-tzu to celebrate his fifteenth birthday. It was the next logical step, and it became my favorite way to work. I let the customer choose her preferred colors and flower style from other pictures I’ve done. Since my artwork is not technically portraits, I call them silhouettes- though I think there may be another term for a silhouette form filled with another image.
Next, I had her send me a photo of her dog in a definitive pose that could easily be recognized in silhouette form. I showed her my first outline draft and then went on to draw in the flowers. I added color, and done! These example pics are from a portrait collage of Kitty I made for my mother. It was a great gift and was fun for me to create!
That’s a good kitty!