The client mentioned that it was important that the pink knitted flower worn by Allie the cat was included because, supposedly, this was a gift offered by the gentleman(cat) beside her. In including this element, I also sought to bring out some of the red tones in Allie’s fur. Mauricio has green eyes, and his collar and tags match them in color, which is also something I tried to bring out. I also took care in having the bright blue tones of Allie’s eyes reflect lightly in Mauricio’s fur, the goal being to keep the image harmonic.
You can read more about Mauricio and Allie on the blog “The Cat On My Head”