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Cat, Kitten and Planter sketch

Cat, Kitten and Planter
9" x 12"
Derwent Graphitint watersoluble tinted graphite pencils and wash
90lb cold press watercolor paper

Cat and kitten are loosely adapted from lessons in How to Draw Animals by Jack Hamm, but substantially changed. I moved both animals around and shifted their balance, also changed the kitten's proportions to make it fit the age and size I wanted. Everything else in this is from imagination. I'm starting to experiment more with composing subjects in my mind, not just drawing from references. Of course anything from life will likely be more accurate, but if I want to draw Ari in motion I need to develop a good visual memory for fleeting poses.

I also wanted to experiment with a Graphitints line drawing with very little shading, doing the shading just by pulling color around with the brush. It worked well on the ginger cat and I like the strong but softened outlines in this. Odd piece. I'll probably go back to my usual strong dramatic lighting, but this one looked right as it is.
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Jul. 24th, 2010 04:14 am (UTC)
Very well explained. I would like to say that it is very interesting to read your blog.

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Jul. 24th, 2010 04:22 am (UTC)
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Thank you! I like being able to share tips about what I'm doing. My oil pastels site has a lot of actual demos and tutorials, also I've got several YouTube videos with demos.
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