Meet Timmy, the latest addition to the gallery here at Paws to Paint. This cheeky little scamp is full of fun and is always ready to play!
When painting him, I needed to make sure I’d captured that playful glint in his eye so his owner would have a portrait to be proud of.
Starting off with a pencil drawing, I used washes of watercolour and gouache to achieve just the right fluffiness in this cheeky scamp’s fur.
Areas I paid particular attention to included the fur on his back, which was a combination of dark, almost black, with some lighter, almost ginger strands of colour.
I also made sure to make the ears and feet suitably large, as these are the parts of a cat’s body which indicate the size our feline friend will eventually grow to.
Then, once I was happy with the result, I added a few layers of glaze to give the painting a nice sheen. After this, I painted in the backdrop – a large, comfortable blanket that I’m sure Timmy spends a great deal of time sleeping on!
The end result is a painting of one very cute kitty which Timmy’s owner was overjoyed with! Contact Paws to Paint today to commission a portrait in any medium of your pet.