Coloring In The Drawing of Stripey Cat At Joshua Tree

Today I started coloring in my drawing of Stripey cat at Joshua Tree.

Coloring in the background for the drawing of Stripey cat at Joshua Tree.

Today I am coloring in the background for Stripey cat at Joshua Tree. The first step consisted of shading in the mountains, boulders, and chaparral. Now it is time to color in the focal Joshua Tree and Stripey cat herself.

This speed coloring video is a continuation of adding coloring to the Joshua Tree cat illustration. Watch the video to see how the project is evolving thus far.

Drawing of Irina The Cat With The View of Mount Baldy

The colored pencil drawing of Irina the cat in the San Bernardino Mountains with the view of Mount Baldy is now complete.
Here I started drawing the trees on the mountains behind Irina the cat.

The background behind Irina is the San Bernardino Mountains with the view of Mount Baldy in the distance. Several different mountain ranges are connected via passes here in Southern California, which are visible at different locations when up in the mountains. Thus, a person can see the top of Mount Baldy when on the desert facing side of the San Bernardino Mountains.

I added more trees to the ridge closest to Irina the cat.
Another view of the cat drawing with more trees being sketched in.
I finally finished drawing in the trees on the mountains directly behind Irina, and Mount Baldy in the distance.
I used the aqua blue Prismacolor pencil to shade in the sky behind Irina the cat.

Sometimes I like to share my art progress on Instagram, as I did here when I started coloring in the trees on the ridge closest to Irina, which is located in the San Bernardino Mountains.

The video illustrates how the drawing of Irina the cat in the San Bernardino Mountains evolved from start to finish.

Starting A New Cat Drawing

I am starting a new drawing of Irina the cat.
I first start color in the ears and head of Irina the cat.
I used a black colored pencil and a drawing pencil to draw the fur on Irina. Her eyes are a bright yellow hue.
Irina the cat is the muse for this drawing.
Using a new Cretacolor Monolith pencil to add more fur detail to Irina the cat.

For this drawing of Irina the cat I am using a mixture of black colored pencils, charcoal pencils, and some new Cretacolor Monolith pencils. I just switch back and forth between different pencils as inspiration allows.

The video shows the beginning of the new Irina the cat drawing.

Drawing Stripey Cat Up In The San Bernardino Mountains

A drawing of Stripey cat up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
A drawing of Stripey cat up in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Today I finished drawing a picture of Stripey the cat with a San Bernardino Mountains backdrop. The hills behind Stripey cat consists of the desert facing side of the mountains, which contain chaparral brush and boulders. There are also some daffodils planted directly behind the cat, which is an ode to spring and how many of these flowers bloom in the San Bernardino Mountains during the months of March and April. I enjoy creating cat art with a Southern California mountain theme since I grew up in this region.

Drawing Stripey Cat
First I drew a picture of Stripey cat with a pencil.
Daffodils were drawn behind Stripey cat.
Daffodils were drawn behind Stripey cat.
The sky was colored in with a light blue colored pencil.
The sky was colored in with a light blue colored pencil.
I used brown colored pencils the shade in the mountains behind Stripey cat. Also, the daffodils were colored in with yellow and green colored pencils.
I used brown colored pencils the shade in the mountains behind Stripey cat. Also, the daffodils were colored in with yellow and green colored pencils.
Here the entire background has been colored in behind Stripey cat. There are also boulders and chaparral bushes in the distance.
Here the entire background has been colored in behind Stripey cat. There are also boulders and chaparral bushes in the distance.
Two different drawing pencils were used to create the fur on Stripey cat.
Two different drawing pencils were used to create the pattern on Stripey cat.
The finished Stripey cat drawing is on the clipboard.
The finished Stripey cat drawing is on the clipboard.

How To Draw A Cat On A Recycled Paper Bag

Awhile back I wrote a tutorial and created a video on how to draw a cat on a recycled paper bag. This project was very rewarding for me because it allowed me to recycle something I would have thrown away, and to turn it into a piece of art for my home. Take a look at the video to see how I painted mod podge over the drawing to give it a paint like effect.