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12-1-2016 Cissy by robertsloan2 12-1-2016 Cissy :iconrobertsloan2:robertsloan2 4 3 Colourful Lemons by robertsloan2 Colourful Lemons :iconrobertsloan2:robertsloan2 6 2 Dawn Waterfall by robertsloan2 Dawn Waterfall :iconrobertsloan2:robertsloan2 8 2 Yellow Daffodil by robertsloan2 Yellow Daffodil :iconrobertsloan2:robertsloan2 1 1 Siberian Tigress Drinking by robertsloan2 Siberian Tigress Drinking :iconrobertsloan2:robertsloan2 9 2 Poindexter Devon Rex by robertsloan2 Poindexter Devon Rex :iconrobertsloan2:robertsloan2 4 1 Lady Sunshine by robertsloan2 Lady Sunshine :iconrobertsloan2:robertsloan2 7 9 Running Eagle Falls by robertsloan2 Running Eagle Falls :iconrobertsloan2:robertsloan2 14 7 Tall Waterfall by robertsloan2 Tall Waterfall :iconrobertsloan2:robertsloan2 5 0 Waterfall I by robertsloan2 Waterfall I :iconrobertsloan2:robertsloan2 1 0 Pumpkin Shadow by robertsloan2 Pumpkin Shadow :iconrobertsloan2:robertsloan2 6 1 Humpback - Dancing Water by robertsloan2 Humpback - Dancing Water :iconrobertsloan2:robertsloan2 2 3 Red Green by robertsloan2 Red Green :iconrobertsloan2:robertsloan2 2 0 Golden Gate Bridge VI by robertsloan2 Golden Gate Bridge VI :iconrobertsloan2:robertsloan2 0 2 Strawberries in Candy Dish by robertsloan2 Strawberries in Candy Dish :iconrobertsloan2:robertsloan2 0 0 Tortie Tabby in the Shadows by robertsloan2 Tortie Tabby in the Shadows :iconrobertsloan2:robertsloan2 7 4


How to Draw Black People by Nubia06 How to Draw Black People :iconnubia06:Nubia06 737 379 they had a few... by shiniez
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they had a few... :iconshiniez:shiniez 2,001 633
Anton by vadalein Anton :iconvadalein:vadalein 1,599 84 Tya shipmates by MelUran Tya shipmates :iconmeluran:MelUran 17 4 Prehistoric Safari: Pleistocene La Brea,California by Jagroar Prehistoric Safari: Pleistocene La Brea,California :iconjagroar:Jagroar 137 27 Abyssal mermaid by moni158 Abyssal mermaid :iconmoni158:moni158 8,510 416 so....        nice to meet you by shiniez
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so.... nice to meet you :iconshiniez:shiniez 1,369 236
Oaxacan Big Cat by JillianLambertArt Oaxacan Big Cat :iconjillianlambertart:JillianLambertArt 2,087 186 Slytherin NaNoWriMo Wallpaper by simply Slytherin NaNoWriMo Wallpaper :iconsimply:simply 18 5 Stippling Skull Guide by Qilong Stippling Skull Guide :iconqilong:Qilong 32 4 Blue Velvet by Jumprabbit Blue Velvet :iconjumprabbit:Jumprabbit 1,563 390 Pastel Tutorial Exercise by kilowack Pastel Tutorial Exercise :iconkilowack:kilowack 5 1
Oil Pastel Features - December 2010
Features from art added to the :iconweloveoilpastel: group in the last month, as selected by the admins. Please remember to :+favlove: this article so that more people can see your art. If you haven’t already joined the group, everyone is welcome!
:thumb185161620: Slaying the Hydra by Morsus-7 :thumb184972303: :thumb185160719: Sandwich by iLickTurtles Lady's Portrait by GoGabby feathers by MinaHope :thumb184810015: jardin by allix77 :thumb184352551: Bird by JuanAbreu Music by MinaHope cat in oil pastel by enitsirhc Somewhere by EvelyntheEveline Bird - Oil Pastel by RiotGirl102793 If I Were Queen of Venus by ArtistArdent emma watson 2 by keofome natalie portman by keofome Apples to Apples by grizzly42 self portrait by strawnart rain skin by zippycuprisin Blue Pearls by anitadunkl Joey by Heatherdeiter sleeping guitar 2 by pkershner757 Spring morning by Mishelangello Pastels - Master copy lV by love-teh-leesaa Snivy's Forest Gleam by PamtreWC :thumb179806834: LipStick Advert by iggytheillustrator :thumb16788913: Colours of evening by Jit-Seven :thumb119924018: October by LusiusMalfoy Fishing For More by Lhox :t
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furry mousepad by blue-willow furry mousepad :iconblue-willow:blue-willow 965 431 Pombe 1 by Heatherzart Pombe 1 :iconheatherzart:Heatherzart 2,148 393


Feathers - Higher Quality by snowbringer Feathers - Higher Quality :iconsnowbringer:snowbringer 10 4 All Underneath the Eildon Tree by sphinxmuse All Underneath the Eildon Tree :iconsphinxmuse:sphinxmuse 406 42 The Kill by HOULY1970 The Kill :iconhouly1970:HOULY1970 74 96 Archaeopteryx by HOULY1970 Archaeopteryx :iconhouly1970:HOULY1970 56 73


12-1-2016 Cissy
My new love, Sissy the Little Maine Coon! She's a runt, only 12 or 13 pounds, Lynx point with lovely cheek fluffs and a rather large jaw. Also, not shown in her first portrait, she has the most amazing huge dark feet, bigger than Ari Cat's feet or giant golden Sutekh's. I love my new cat very much. Ari passed away last August and just a few weeks ago, Sissy's former people let me adopt her - but asked for her portrait to remember her by. She is a sweet diva who sings with a high musical trill and immense passion, an operatic cat soprano with great cattitude - and incredible claw control, she was so gentle I didn't realize she even had claws for several days.


Robert Sloan
United States
Current Residence: Lawrence, KS
Favourite genre of music: Ancient music, Celtic, Celtic rock
Favourite photographer: alilone, Riverbreeze, Graybear
Favourite style of art: Traditional art, realism or fantasy
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: HP laptop
Wallpaper of choice: Varies, photo references or Derwent demo drawings
Favourite cartoon character: Calvin and Hobbes (they go together)
Personal Quote: "I paint better than I used to, not as well as I will."

Change of Plans

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 9:57 PM
Ari Cat is sleeping contentedly on our heated waterbed.

Visit for a growing site with articles, product reviews, techniques and tips for a medium I'm really into. Over 97 pages of information, how-to articles, book and product reviews. Now featuring Video Art Lessons!

Robs Art on eBay - username robertsloan2art.

ETSY shop

COMMISSIONS: -- I will be doing Cat Commissions starting at $60 for an 8" x 10" pastel or oil pastel portrait of your cat or a big cat of your choice. When I accept one, I work on that till it's finished without a deadline. Due to my disabilities I can't promise how long it'll take to finish, the up side is that if it takes months or years it comes out tons better than when you first put down the deposit. If I get a few good days in a row it could be finished fast - it's sheer luck what happens. Which is why I don't maintain a queue and do them one at a time.

Dick Blick is my favorite art supply company, with unbelievably good customer service and the best online prices. I was a proud Affiliate of Blick Art Materials until May 20, 2011. However, Arkansas passed legislation that forced Blick to terminate all Arkansas affiliates, so until they change the law or I relocate, this is just a convenience link to my favorite art supply place. I think I've spent on average about half retail for the immense stockpile of supplies that I play with over the years. I still recommend it.

Plenty of changes in my plans. Due to a weekly medical treatment on Thursday evenings and the effects of weather on my stamina, I probably won't be doing the SF Street Artist Program for a while - at least a few months. I'm qualified and screened but in three months of the license I did not get one good day that wasn't taken up with going out for necessary appointments and errands like grocery shopping and medical appointments. Bummer, but I will hopefully reach a stable point where I can build the strength to go out once or twice a month and then I'll renew the license.

No sense paying for it before I know I can do it. Besides, I wanted to be able to go out to Golden Gate Park and paint outdoors - another thing I haven't done yet that I really wanted to do once I got to San Francisco. Once I can do that I can probably handle a day of Street Art.

I've continued studying with Johannes Vloothuis in his free online classes. is his website, where you can find out about his free webinar classes and register for the next one. "Rocks" begins late in March. This month's class on Waterfalls just ended, so I did three good waterfall paintings during it - and had some serious breakthroughs on rendering water again.

I love Pan Pastels. They are a fantastic medium. They mix like paint and on the PastelMat they stay where I put them and layer beautifully. I added stick accents on Running Eagle Falls but didn't need anything at all in Tall Waterfall.

Today I painted a cat for a pastel challenge that ended today - just barely squeaked in the final image in the challenge! Coming up in March, I've got two more beautiful cats to paint for commission. Crossing my fingers to have at least sketches for them done by the reveal date of March 13th but if it's possible I'll try to get both done in that short a time. I hope I've got enough good days to paint two serious projects.

Also click the link on my Etsy Shop. I've added new paintings to it and they've been going well! Welsh Road - Enchanted Forest sold and I'm adding more Etsy listings every time I do a good landscape. Enjoy!

Photography Conditions to Draw, Photomanip, Collage:
Link back to my original Deviation in your Artist Comment, credit me and send me a note so that I can come see, feature and maybe favorite your work. I like seeing how people use my photos. No other restrictions, except not claiming you took the photo.
  • Listening to: Small children and Meowing Cats
  • Reading: Lots of Terry Pratchett Novels, mostly Diskworld.
  • Watching: my cat sleep till my new laptop arrives
  • Playing: at being an expert on oil pastels and watercolor
  • Eating: Meat and whole grains and fruits and good food
  • Drinking: Coffee


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RomanJones Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!!!
Tristan-the-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hello!  You kindly critiqued one of my artworks 6 years ago, I wanted to show you my progress!

Algoroth Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Eye giffink dis Sloan fellow :llama:. U know heem?
Stray111 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
hello, I really enjoyed reading your colored pencils reviews (and they helped me decide what kind of pencils to buy.. first :P) so thank you for that :)
Also, I was wondering, do you think it's worth buying colored pencil sets in wooden boxes (do they protect the pencils better or something)?

Oh, and your art is really amazing, I think

Have a nice day!
Miss-A-sketches Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hope all is well. Happy Thanksgiving! ;)
Miss-A-sketches Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just popping in to see if you're doing okay and to say hi! ;)
Toyona Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
hi^^ do you have any lessons by any chance on how to color water (as in sea) with color pencils? o-o
milesnoah Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
what i love most about your gallery is the progression it shows. great stuff from beginning to end!
artistichobbit Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
hi there been well quite a lnog time hope all is well as usuall your art work is beyond beautiful
SeventhWave Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Really enjoyed watching your gallery. :) Beautiful artwork and in a such diversity, that is unbeliavable. IŽll definitely watch you. ;) Keep it up!
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