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08-15-2005, 05:26 PM
Well I had to try out another cat :cat:

here is the reference pic http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Aug-2005/66171-reference_cinnimon.jpg

Here is my finished piece


I did take a scan but it didn't come out very good :( I did this picture in a mixture of pencil, charcoal, and coloured pencil for the eyes.

I KNOW the whiskers are meant to be white but I took the easy way out and did them black :rolleyes: I will learn one day :wink2:

Please let me know what you think .


Em x

08-15-2005, 05:58 PM

This cat looks fantastic! What amazing eye's it has. You have captured it really well.

08-15-2005, 06:05 PM
thanks Steve,

Here is a scan of the picture, although the original drawing is a bit darker than this


08-15-2005, 06:20 PM
:clap: i think this scan is fine.You are right Steve its an amazing picture which captures every bit of this cats personality! Give yourself a pat on the back from me! :clap:

08-15-2005, 09:04 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Well I most say it is just magnificent!!! I love those eyes!!!

Jody :D

Simon Bland
08-15-2005, 11:40 PM
Great work.

For the whiskers try W&N white ink and a fine nib calligraphy pen. I've also used Gel rollerball pens but they can get a bit gummed up if you use them over watercolour or watercolour pencils.


Piper Ballou
08-16-2005, 12:08 AM
Wow the eyes on that cat are so spectacular, you are off to a great start

saffy rose
08-16-2005, 03:20 PM
Wow, those eyes are amazing!

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

08-17-2005, 09:24 AM
Another great cat pic - any chance of a WIP showing how you develope one of these excellent pics? (cheeky I know!!!!)

08-17-2005, 12:59 PM
Sorry these are the only pictures I took of my work, I will remember to do more in the future. I started off sketching the outline and the features then I decided to get the eyes coloured in, then I shaded in the basic idea of where the markings on the fur would be, then I slowly darkened these with charcoal (however I didn't realise that my charcoal doesn't go over pencil very well) then I did more work on the fur trying again to keep the tone correct, I did invert the original picture as somebody wisely suggested so I could get the tones of grey correct.

I hope the above all made sense :)