Blue Eyed Cat Face Colored Pencil Drawing & Video Of Alternative A2 Card Layouts
Here's my latest colored pencil drawing. I am enjoying the challenge of realistic drawings using colored pencils, a medium I have used very little in my crafting life.
For those of you who love to create artistic bits like I do, they make lovely focal pieces on handmade cards. I filmed an inspirational video showing how you can turn your art into handmade cards. Video length 23 min 10 sec.
So, for these first drawings, I am using YouTube for guidance. Here are the two videos I followed to create the two cat eye drawings used in my cardmaking video.
Blue eyed cat video tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KajBmZrs64Y - she talks through a sped up coloring session, but doesn't elaborate in detil down to the color being used.
(I chose this video because the artist included the reference photo which is what I used in conjunction with her video)
Green eyed cat video tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuO5Zvju-Vo - no talking, but colors clearly noted as she changes them. Also reference image provided, but it is not a photo, it is one of her finished drawings.
My green eyed cat blog article with full supplies list:
Next, Here are the details on my blue eyed cat drawing.
Note: my cardmaking supplies are all from Stampin' Up!, the artist supplies are not from Stampin' Up! as SU does not carry they type of materials needed for what I am creating. Both types of supplies are listed below.
Now on to the fun stuff: Here's the specifics on the blue eyed cat drawing:
Paper used: Dura-lar matte drafting film cut down to 4 x 1 1/2" - I chose this paper because it is see-through, thick enough for lots of layering and you can color on both sides to ensure a deep, rich result. No matter the material you color on, there is a limit to the amount you can work them. I found that limit on the left cat eye, so I flipped the film over and was able to continue to finish what I was 'fixing' on the front. This film saved my drawing. If I'd used a thick paper, It would have been a bust.
Colored Pencils used as follows-
6901 Luminance 001 White - very light pressure in circular motions used to glaze the entire eye, used as the opaque white of the white reflections in the eye.
270 Warm Gray I - light pressure, circular motions, used as the base for both eyes, did not color the pupil or eye lid areas
175 Dark Sepia - eye lids and pupils
146 Skyblue - first layer light pressure irises minus highlight areas
246 Prussian Blue
155 Helio Turquoise
157 Dark Indigo
247 Mauve (actually a dark violet(
6901 Luminance 001 White - very light pressure in the fur direction to glaze and blend the fur colors
270 Warm Grey I & 272 Warm Grey II
175 Dark Sepia
177 Walnut Brown
180 Raw Umbar
175 Dark Sepia
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