Sadistic, amusing, beautiful or something else? You decide.

There are people out there who apparently will pay many thousands of dollars to have their cats turned into canvases for art work.  I don’t know about the money, but these photos look like the real deal.  If they’re not really painted cats, they represent high quality Photoshop work.  Check the pictures out and tell me what you think.  Assuming they are really cats with dye jobs, I can only be glad that animals tend to be blithely unaware of the weird or humiliating things humans sometimes do to them.

8 Responses

  1. Hey Book, I think some people have way too much time on their hands… those poor cats…

  2. Yep, one of the finest collections of boat anchors I have ever seen.

  3. A scam. Find it at Snopes.com

  4. Hi, I am tagging you with a meme–should you decide to accept it:

    Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

    Kol Tuv.

  5. Thank you, Mike. I’m usually all over Snopes, but I was so charmed and awed by these pictures, whether real or Photo Shopped, that it didn’t occur to me to check them out. They’re still worth looking at, because they’re beautiful.

  6. The last one looks like Barbra Streisand, sans perm, mid-1970s.

  7. The people and the cats are the real deal, but I think I know why the colors are convincing. Like all camo and pattern distractions, it is designed to fool the human eye. In this case, we don’t really know what the original cat fur looked like, so if we see any slight blurring or what not on the cat’s fur, we chalk it up to the paint job.

    Perspective is something photoshop can’t really do without altering the entire picture, and then it would be just CGI. In this case, they had a non-moving template, the cat’s body, and could probably have different poses to adapt to the technical challenges.

    The fact that the coats are so realistic, fools the human eye with the optical illusion into seeing the pattern rather than any inconsistencies on the cat.

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