Tabby Cat

This is my first attempt at using water colors to colorize an illustration. I really like how the cat turned out. I just need to work on the surroundings a little. A while back I cut down a sheet of water color paper into around a dozen 4x6 pieces to do sketches and water color illustrations on. Hopefully you'll see my animals project (below) on water color paper sometime after the Christmas break!

 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cute kitty!! You could do a dog for me next =)
~Joy

Big Bro said...

That actually looks like the cat we have b een feeding since May.

Watercolor is fun. Typically the color's intensity will reduce about 20% after it dries...it really depends upon the brand of watercolor. A #6 brush is a fantastic general use brush. For details, I like using a #0 liner, or even an extra long brush used for lettering.

I typically like to work my lighter colors in first and gradually add my darker hues. That is how I had been doing it for years and have had decent results. I am going to try something different the next time I get a chance to paint. I am doing to do a black and white "underpainting"....probably with gouache... then go about painting like I do now. I am betting that my adding the b lack and white underpainting will add more value to some of my works.

Also, another alternative to watercolor paper is good ole illustration board. It is all I use now.

Patrick said...

Tabby looks sad. :( Why? Does Tabby need a home? My barn is free if needed!