Today I started coloring in my 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.
Today I am beginning to draw in the background behind Stripey cat at Joshua Tree. Directly behind the feline, there are boulders and a solitary Joshua tree, and in the distance are hills with many more boulders.
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.
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.
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.
I am almost finished drawing the little black cat, which I created using an HB pencil, a black colored pencil, white colored pencil, yellow colored pencil, and a pink colored pencil. Now I just need to create the background for my cat.
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.
Remember the Christmas season of 2010 with the cat t-shirt that I designed that year. This is a great keepsake, and an example of the type of art work I create. I drew this cute little cat for my Christmas card, and now he is gracing this adorable t-shirt.