Friday, October 30, 2009

Cat Portrait Complete

Shorty Complete Small


Colored Pencil on Stonehenge Paper 8” x 10”

Copyright Valerie Jones

I am finishing up a class on pet portraits.  We drew “Shorty” over a period of 9 weekly classes.   Some students are still working on her but most of them have finished.  She was fun to paint.  This is our family pet, but I based the lessons from Anne deMille Flood's Realistic Pet Portrait book.   One of my students brought some white India ink to class and we used it for the whiskers.  We had impressed the whiskers first using a stylus.  Then, as a finishing touch, we added the ink.  It was an awesome tool to use.  It works better than a white colored pencil and isn’t as thick as acrylic paint.


Jo Castillo said...

Ahhhh, so sweet. Clever idea on the ink.

Teresa Mallen said...

Such lovely eyes and an interesting expression - I'm left wondering what Shorty is looking at! :-) White india ink - sounds like it would be perfect. I shall have to look for some the next time I am at the art supply store.

Teresa said...

Wow! You did an awesome job on this!!