Now these are both done partly due to my mother knowing people who would like them done and partly just because I’m always trying to improve my skills and it does help having some direction to focus it in.
The one of the Kitten was done for a friend of hers who said she wanted anything with cats. I got the picture from Morguefile and tried my best to draw it accurately, which considering my usual cats tend to looks like aliens of some sort, I was quite happy with this. The sketching was done with my mechanical pencils and then the colour was added with my Luminance pencils from Caran D’ache. I seem to have taken a liking to adding bold colours like red to things recently.
The dog picture is of a dog called Alfie who belongs to a friend of my mothers, I’m not sure what breed exactly this dog is but it’s some kind of cross breed and the photo I was working from wasn’t brilliant so it made this a nice little challenge. The sketching for this was also done with my mechanical pencil. Both pictures were drawn on Aquafine smooth watercolour Aquarelle 140lb paper from Daler – Rowney. I really like the smooth surface of this paper.