Face it, our precious cats are more companions than pets to us! They provide love, joy and friendship throughout our time as their cat guardians. This beautiful 12-month 2016 calendar features contented (maybe even a little spoiled) cats, and a portion of all proceeds will be donated to Alley Cat Allies, and a Jackson County, Mississippi animal foster and rescue group.
Freda’s coat is deepened by using a layer or two of a Kimberly 9xxb graphite pencil . I discovered the technique when I was looking for a way to create more contrast, and reduce the “shine” that regular graphite pencils make on paper. J. D. Hillberry suggested this pencil as a way to remedy that.
Freda's coat is starting to come together now. I start to show the dramatic lighting by beginning work on the blinds, plus her shadow. She is relieved to actually have a place to sit now!
Update number 4. I lightly filled out the rest of her fur, and began defining the window sill.
Freda now has a complete coat, except for the fact that it is a bit light. I'll accent that more later. At this point, I wanted to start to tie in the background to her, so I started building up the window sill with a combination of an HB woodless pencil and a 2H.