This time I took my concept a step further and tried to reproduce more accurately the original picture. I took a picture of a stray that I like, boosted the contrast to 100% and then converted to B/W by simply unsaturating it. Then, I played around with ellipses and fill. Here are different stages.
What do you think? Less impressionistic than some of my other creations, including the one below, but interesting result anyways. By the way, I haven't found the way to save a good jpeg without the pixelated lines, sorry.