Day 19 – A Drawing a Day – Duchess in the Morning

1 Oct
Day 19 “Duchess in the Morning.” Our beloved cat Duchess catching some morning rays. Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save...
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Day 8 – A Drawing a Day – BowHead

20 Sep
Day 8 “BowHead.” Rough sketch for a future painting of our beloved outside cat, Bowhead. She is just a memory now, but she was a very smart and cool cat! Here is another look at her: When we first moved...
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Day 7 – A Drawing a Day – Kitten on Keys

19 Sep
Day 7 “Kitten on Keys.” (Image source: Page-a-Day calendar, 2010) Feedback welcome! Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save...
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Day 4 – A Drawing a Day – Black Cat, Greek Isle

16 Sep
Day 4 “Black Cat, Greek Isle.” (Photo reference Source: Jean-Louis Klein and Marie-Luce Hubert.) Feedback welcome! Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save...
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Painting “Sleepyhead,” step 5 (developing fur)

3 Aug
(Note: Did you miss Steps 1-4? Search for “Sleepyhead!”) Step 5 Tackling the chin, shadows. I need to work on the shadow between the paws a bit more, but I am starting to see a nice contrast forming to the...
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Painting “Sleepyhead,” step 4 (enhancing fur)

24 Jun
(Note: Did you miss Steps 1-3? Search for “Sleepyhead!”) Step 4 I’ve let the painting dry a bit, so that I can utilize the “fat over lean” method of applying paint. Moving away from ultramarine blue for a short time,...
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Painting “Sleepyhead,” step 3 (fur beginnings)

31 May
(Note: Did you miss Steps 1-2? Search for “Sleepyhead!”) Step 3 Keeping the warm color scheme, I’ve moved on to the fur. Again, using a tiny bit of Ultramarine Blue and Cadmium Orange (I combine cadmium Yellow and Cadmium Red...
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Painting “Sleepyhead,” step 2 (background)

31 May
(Note: If you missed Step 1, you can check it out here.) Step 2 Using the suggestion of Mikki Senkarik, I work from background to foreground, opting for a warm color scheme throughout the entire piece. Using a mix of...
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“Blackie,” step 4 (finis)

13 May
(Note: Updated with high-resolution scan of the painting. -MB) Step 4 (Once again, apologies for the slightly out-of-focus photo.) All done. I will upload a much better image of this painting once it has dried a bit more. I will...
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