"When we all think alike, then no one is thinking."
— Walter Lippman

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cheshire Cat

This month's ATC exchange was so much fun with it's "Alice" theme.  I knew immediately that I wanted to do something featuring the Cheshire Cat, and my own cat Roy begged for a starring role.
I started with a photograph of him (you can see the original on the right hand column of this blog).
His handsome little face was isolated in photoshop and eyes were enlarged and slanted slightly upward.
Next I found a photo of a fashion model's mouth and morphed it to make the well known Cheshire Cat Grin.    The chin and upper lip of Roy's face needed to be redrawn to accommodate the new mouth, and more whiskers and fur details were added.
Once the face was made, it became an object to play with in various settings.
The quote is from the original Alice story.  It's what the Cheshire Cat replied when Alice asked for directions.    "It really doesn't matter which way you go....."
Roy was pleased with the results..... it made him grin.


andrea creates said...

You're so talented with photoshop.Wow. Really nice work.
I had a black cat like him growing up.I was an only child for a long time and thought of him as my brother,lol.
Did you see the new movie?

Ann Renee Lighter said...

Thank you Andrea!
There's just something special about a black cat!
I haven't seen the movie yet but plan to go next week.
The Cheshire Cat has always been one of my favorite storybook characters.

Robert W. Leonard said...

Nice, I've been in a Wonderland mood too. I'm making the next podcast episode a Wonderland style tale of nonsensical adventure! :)

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