This little ‘puddy’ cat is starting to come alive – working on the right ear now and slowly darkening it up. Do you know that years ago I didn’t like cats – it wasn’t until the restaurant where my husband worked had this little stray black cat turn up at 11 o’clock every night to be fed a prawn. We bought him home, named him Clive and he has now been part of our family for over 5 years. I’ve drawn several cats in graphite and am now really enjoying drawing ‘close up’ portraits of cats with my coloured pencils.
Faber Castell Polychromos on Canson Mi-Teintes 18cm x 20cm
Here he is all finished. I used nearly a quarter of my white pencil on this drawing, unfortunately scrubbing it in, like I would if using pastels. Luckily my next drawing will be on my usual white paper!
Thank you to C Holden for the use of the original photograph.
My white pencil is going down quite quick on this drawing, so a trip to the art store might be needed to buy another one (any excuse, lol!). I will go over the whole area again to make the fur look better especially in the shadows.