'Nala' by Anita Davies © All rights reserved
This is the pet portrait I was working on last week, now safely with the client and gifted to his Wife, I can share it here without spoiling any surprises.
I've not had much experience with painting or drawing cats, infact I've painted just 3 in the 5 years since I started my art journey; one in coloured pencil and two pen & wash sketches, so this was very exciting to paint.
Here are my references: An enlarged print out for detail especially in those eyes and a photograph for colour reference, as the ink needs replacing in my printer and looked a little washed out I relied solely on the photograph for colour.
Happy with my drawing I outlined it in sepia pigment liner and began to add my watercolour.
A close up of those eyes:
I was asked to add a couple of sketches on the mountboard that would frame this portrait:
Here you can see the finished portrait inside it's mount and one of the sketches in the bottom corner, the second sketch was situated at the top left to balance.