Monday, February 01, 2010
Ol' blue eyes
I usually have sketchbooks all over the house, pretty much in every room in fact, just in case something inspires me.
While the crow is still in progress, this blue eyed cat caught my eye. Blue eyes in cats is usually reserved for Siamese and similar breeds but sometimes finds its way into crossbreeds.
This cream/ginger cat has the most beautiful eyes and because I love to draw eyes, I started it just as an informal sketch. I also wanted to use some coloured pencils again, as I haven't touched them for awhile. Its always a pleasure for me to get back to drawing again.
These are the progression shots I took along the way going from bottom to top. It was done on Dayler Rowey Earthbound sketchbook, recycled brown paper using Derwent Coloursoft pencils.
If I had a cat with eyes such a lovely blue as this I'd be doing a lot of portraits of it I think.