Catmen exercise

An exercise in applied fantasy: some ways to combine a cat with a human.

A forum poster got me thinking about what constitutes fantasy. He had said, basically, that fantasy is merely combining different things from reference.

Wel, yes, but it’s not that you combine existing things, it’s how you combine them. So I thought it would make a great exercise: combine cat and man in more than one direct way, to get a fantasy concept for each. All possible combinations of appearances would only count as one way, for example.

These are some of the ways I came up with. Painted in ArtRage Studio, paintbrush over watercolor, on one big canvas. Took me about half an hour per illustration. No reference used. Had great fun. Try it too.
Digital painting
Back to galleryNext picture

Viewers' comments