February 3, 2010
Bea Arthur Cat plushcature
This is Bea Arthur. I was asked to make a plush version of him (yes, Bea Arthur is a boy. :D) for his owner's birthday at the beginning of this month. He's been sent off and arrived safely, and I have it on good authority that he was well received. Phew! I have to admit is was a bit of a challenge to make an all-white cat plush with no distinctive markings to rely on. I had to make the face the focus, since he does have those chartreuse eyes- and pinkish ears and a nose. Not being a person who is around many cats meant I had to do a lot of sketching of an unfamiliar subject to make sure that I got the "cat" aspect of him to really feel cat-like. I made him out of super soft and cuddly white minky to give him that soft cat hair look and feel.