For today’s daily create I decided to get out the ol’ watercolors.
I’ve been using this heavily textured cotton rag paper to do watercolor sketches for a few weeks now and I truly adore it! The paper immediately soaks in the paint and water, which is not ideal for blending, but really fun for simple geometric sketches like this.
I didn’t bother using a pencil to draw the cat first, I just started painting. Sometimes I like to just see what comes out.
Here are the super simple steps to make this cat:
- Load up your brush with saturated full color and paint a rough outline of the cat’s body, a simple rectangle, and pointy ears.
- Add a lot of water to the brush and start filling in the body with water, pulling the saturated paint away from the outline and into the center of the cat.
- Make rough outlines for eyes and a nose
- When the first layer of paint is completely dry, go in with other colors to fill in the eyes, nose, and ears.
- Add stripey details on top of the base layer of paint
- Use a pen to add pupils in the eyes.
I’m loving this little cutie, I think I’ll make a whole rainbow of cats this week!