Cat Fright, Double Trouble

Double Trouble (Watercolour)

Double Trouble (Watercolour)

The scary cat I painted a couple of days ago was originally part of a double cat composition, taken from a photo on Paint My Photo – these two kittens are so comical, both frozen in the same pose, that they’re begging to be painted.

I started this preliminary drawing yesterday afternoon but it’s taken another full session, and lots of erasing, to get both cats looking anything like real animals – they are so hard to capture! I’m still not totally happy with the outlines, but all the adjustments are ruining the paper and the freehand painting of Tuesday worked out OK in the end, so it’s time to put the pencil down and just start.

However… I’m gallery sitting in Wollongong tomorrow, which is going to wipe out most of my day, so they will have to wait for the weekend for the next step. I suspect I’ll be sketching tomorrow, possibly on the train 😉