Friday, 1 June 2007

Cat from a tutorial

Still no elephants! I hope I'll have time for some drawing today, I'm getting withdrawal symptoms. (LOL) Meanwhile here's my first ever cat drawing, done from a brilliant internet tutorial by Gayle Mason (it's on Wet Canvas). This tutorial taught me so much about drawing eyes, so many very light layers to get that glow - still had difficulty with the fur, it's what always lets my drawings down, I think. Mine isn't anywhere near the brilliance of hers - not bad for a start but it also shows me I've a huge amount to learn. See her original here (bottom right of the page) http://www.gaylemasonfineart.com/up_close_and_personal_-_macro_cats.html


1 comment:

pencilwizard said...

Hey Karen,
this is good, you have got the eye spot on. Never easy getting the glassiness of the eye, find that difficult myself, but Gayle is sooo good with the cats.
If you want to try out the Stonehenge, I will send you a few pieces,have some smaller bits that are ideal for a smaller size drawing say postcard...let me know yay.