Here we go on our whirlwind postapalooza......turns out I wasn't halfway done, but have 14 cats left to finish up for the book. As planned, I was able to construct all of them last week and am still on schedule to paint them all before the Kickstarter campaign ends a week from tomorrow!
X is for Xander, a staunch super-fan. His XXL T-shirt showed his favorite rock band.
I was originally going to do a logo on this kitty's t-shirt for the awesome Cat Power, but then the idea came to me to do a band parody instead.
It didn't come out in the photo I took with my phone, but in the book, you'll see that Xander has a very subtle fur pattern painted on the black areas.
It was fun making this piece--found a nice big block of wood to make this chunky figure:
To make sure the cat heads on the shirt were uniform, I cut out a tiny paper template:
This cat is named for Xander Kostroma, a young designer from Wales who is best known for his ethical and fair trade awareness within the fashion world.