Wendigo Tribute

Hello all. Today I’m uploading a tribute painting in honour of a very special friend of mine.

I don’t normally post things relating to my personal life, but today in particular is a very sad day for me as it marks exactly one year ago since Wendigo, one of my cats, passed away. I love and miss him with all my heart and soul, so it only felt right to take time out to do this tribute painting for him.

wendigo-year-tribute

Copying from a photograph, I used senelier watercolours on NOT pressed watercolour paper. I had to use a bit of creative license for this as the photograph itself is rather dark and awkward. He is black and white, but had to darken parts of the white fur for depth. I also added some spatter effects to try and boost his portrait a bit more. Finally to finish, I added some relevant text, which I did quickly using a brush pen and fineliner.

For translation purposes, the text on my artwork reads:

“Wendigo. No matter what, you will always be my prince! We miss you! 5th June 2007 – 27th February 2016″

Wendigo meant a lot to us here. He had tons of character, and was also very regal. Because of this, I nicknamed him “the prince”. Although no one here will quite understand, I hope that at least you enjoy my artwork for today.

For those who’ve ever lost a pet or animal family member, my thoughts are also with you. Thank you.

Best wishes to everyone and I’ll see you next time.

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