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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