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15 cat pictures you won’t believe are pencil drawings
22 Words ^ | Aug 7, 2012 | 22 Words

Posted on 02/02/2013 11:43:26 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

Many of portraitist Paul Lung’s subjects are his and his friends’ pets, which he draws with extreme care — sometimes taking upwards of 90 hours — using mechanical pencils.

Here are some of the cats he’s drawn over the last few years…

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
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Pictures at source - must be seen to be believed.
1 posted on 02/02/2013 11:43:36 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 02/02/2013 11:47:24 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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3 posted on 02/02/2013 11:47:24 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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4 posted on 02/02/2013 11:47:35 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Unbelievable!


7 posted on 02/02/2013 11:50:59 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....I want a bailout!!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

WOW! I’ve seen and it’s still hard to believe!
To say they’re impressive is an understatement.


8 posted on 02/02/2013 11:52:27 PM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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Truly amazing. That is *talent*.


9 posted on 02/02/2013 11:54:07 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: radu

Truly. And so beautiful.


10 posted on 02/02/2013 11:54:57 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Very nice. I took a drawing class a few years ago, and there was a guy in it who could produce work similar to this, where a drawing looked like a photograph, within an hour or less. The first comment the teacher made when he saw his work was "I don't think I have anything to teach you."

However, as the class went on, I noticed that while he could always produce a near photographic reproduction, that was all he could do. He could not do any sort of artistic reinterpretation of anything. It wasn't even halfway through the course when I lost interest in seeing his work. After all, if I wanted something like he produced, I could just take out a camera and take a picture. I was a lot more exited by seeing other people's work, especially ones who constantly improved.

11 posted on 02/02/2013 11:58:46 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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12 posted on 02/03/2013 12:03:43 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Slings and Arrows

How can this be considered art? Where’s the urine? Where’s the shredded American flag? Where are the paint drips and splatters?


13 posted on 02/03/2013 12:03:43 AM PST by BinaryBoy (GOP: New leadership NOW!)
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14 posted on 02/03/2013 12:24:50 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: BinaryBoy

No NEA grant for him!


15 posted on 02/03/2013 12:26:11 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Pictures at source - must be seen to be believed.

Yes, but we are not seeing the drawings themselves, are we? First question is, how big are the originals? It seems that in these images, the pencil strokes are not resolved. I don't mean to take anything away from the artist, but I'm loath to believe this technique is beyond understanding.

16 posted on 02/03/2013 12:37:22 AM PST by dr_lew
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wonderful drawings.

But how come they’re all gray cats? Why no orange tabbies?

:-)


17 posted on 02/03/2013 12:55:08 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wow. Thanks for the post. BTTT.


18 posted on 02/03/2013 1:16:04 AM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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My pleasure.


19 posted on 02/03/2013 1:27:08 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping for later


20 posted on 02/03/2013 1:32:23 AM PST by chuckles
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To: Anoreth

Interesting cat drawings. Of cats, not by cats.


21 posted on 02/03/2013 2:33:40 AM PST by Tax-chick (And I'm like, "So we die. Whatever.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wow, they are impressive!!


22 posted on 02/03/2013 3:09:38 AM PST by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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23 posted on 02/03/2013 3:15:04 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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But how come they’re all gray cats? Why no orange tabbies?

RACISM!

24 posted on 02/03/2013 3:16:27 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: siamesecats

Cats have souls, and this man has captured them.


25 posted on 02/03/2013 3:17:20 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

How did he get the cats to remain so still while he was drawing their protraits / S


26 posted on 02/03/2013 4:24:15 AM PST by JZoback
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To: siamesecats

The man is extremely talented. Hard to tell them from B & W photographs. The detail on the hair is astounding.


27 posted on 02/03/2013 4:35:10 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Slings and Arrows

They most certainly do.

As for the pictures, I just saved them as my new screen saver. Thank you Slings!


28 posted on 02/03/2013 4:46:58 AM PST by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder")
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To: Slings and Arrows

My Shannon does a type of installation-art, involving the regurgitation of food.


29 posted on 02/03/2013 4:48:19 AM PST by Tax-chick (And I'm like, "So we die. Whatever.")
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To: Gefn

Glad you liked.


30 posted on 02/03/2013 5:18:30 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

And I can’t even draw stick figures.


31 posted on 02/03/2013 5:19:39 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Tax-chick

How avant-garde!


32 posted on 02/03/2013 5:21:15 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: siamesecats

I’m excited for the Kitty Halftime show at the Puppy Bowl today because on the promo, there is a (finally) a little Meezer kitten. BTW, I have two. One a pure bread blue point and one a beautiful little lilac point rescue from siameseresue.org.


33 posted on 02/03/2013 5:38:06 AM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Puppage

And I can’t even draw stick figures.

Me either. This is some fantastic work.


34 posted on 02/03/2013 5:38:26 AM PST by Jim Ralls
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absolutely brilliant


35 posted on 02/03/2013 5:47:36 AM PST by Nifster
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My favorite!


36 posted on 02/03/2013 6:00:04 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: FlJoePa

I didn’t know about siameserescue.org, I’ll have to check that out. Thanks!


37 posted on 02/03/2013 6:56:21 AM PST by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: siamesecats

I’ve volunteered to shuttle kitties twice and would do it again in a heartbeat. I can’t foster any because I just don’t have the space.

As you go through their site to see the cats available, there is a search function. Type in VA5118 and you can see my Lilly’s baby pictures. Hard to believe she was in a shelter.

They also have great cat toys at great prices and all the proceeds go to the organization.


38 posted on 02/03/2013 7:21:24 AM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: JoeProBono

I have a S. Anderson pencil drawing of a famous guitarist which folks believe is a photograph. She is extremely talented and expresses her genius in many venues of artistry.


39 posted on 02/03/2013 7:23:51 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

One of my favorite books when I was a child was about a cat named Miss Sniff. It was all illustrated with pencil, or charcoal, drawings. I passed it on to my own daughter, and my grandchildren enjoy it.


40 posted on 02/03/2013 7:54:16 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Nervous Tick

“All cats are gray in the dark.” - Benjamin Franklin


41 posted on 02/03/2013 7:56:09 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wow! These are beautiful.


42 posted on 02/03/2013 8:10:13 AM PST by wintertime
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To: Slings and Arrows

I used to do pencil drawings. I can say from experience, this guy’s talent and skill is beyond incredible. I’ve never seen anything like it.


43 posted on 02/03/2013 8:32:59 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: FlJoePa

She is beautiful.

We’re in New Jersey, there doesn’t seem to be any near here, at least right now.

I’ll keep checking back.

Thanks again!


44 posted on 02/03/2013 8:34:38 AM PST by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Did the guy in your drawing class produce the photo-like drawings in class or did he bring them in finished?
45 posted on 02/03/2013 8:38:40 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Slings and Arrows
No NEA grant for him!

Why not? He's producing the 'Obama Dolls' that he saw elsewhere on the interwebs...

46 posted on 02/03/2013 8:51:42 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

WOW!! Which mechanical pencils does he use? If I buy one, maybe it’ll improve my handwriting. j/k


47 posted on 02/03/2013 8:53:12 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: siamesecats

I have cats from Siamese Rescue (note tagline)...e-mail them and let them know your situation...they MAY have a kitty in the NJ area, but may be lacking a ‘foster mother’ in that area to facilitate the adoption. They also have a ‘transport service’, but once again, not sure if they could cover your area. It NEVER hurts to ask...


48 posted on 02/03/2013 9:09:35 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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Pickachu? She's better off as a 'Lilly'...I find that most SR cats undergo a 'name change' right after adoption. :-)

I have two others that I saved from the 'Green Mile' at the last minute...beautiful Red Points that were stunning...also hard to believe such beautiful animals could be dumped at a shelter.

49 posted on 02/03/2013 9:17:51 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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Thank you for posting, Mr. Lung does incredible work. It is obvious that he loves his subjects.

My Ragdoll Jasper was sitting on my lap as I scrolled through the gallery. He wanted the "other kitties" to come out and play!

Regards,
GtG

50 posted on 02/03/2013 9:37:38 AM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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