I was on DeviantArt looking for Cat photos, when I came across this cat by DeviantArt member SylvesterST. I immediately had an urge to try and draw him! I loved drawing his face and fur, but I ran into a few problems with the background. I wanted to try and create the out of focus look that was in the photo, but I couldn’t work out how to do it. I tried using these pure graphite sticks with a tissue to blend it all, but having never done this before, I ended up making a bit of a mess.
I then decided to erase large areas of it, but I was never able to restore the white of the paper and it turned into a bit of a mess. So the best thing about this drawing is, I learnt how not to do backgrounds :) Next time I’ll try another way!
“The Purity of a person’s heart can be quickly measured by how they regard cats”
WORK IN PROGRESS IMAGES
| Pure Graphite Sticks
| 2H, 2B, 4B 0.5 Mechanical Pencils
| Winsor & Newton A4 Extra Smooth Surface Bristol Board
| Blending Tortillons
| Tombow Mono Zero Eraser Pen
| Jakar Battery Operated Eraser
| Faber-Castell Kneaded Eraser
| Derwent Craft Knife
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“I’m a massive daydreamer. I’m constantly lost within my own fantasies and my own thoughts personally, and I think maybe that is sort of represented in what we do for a living, the fact that we make believe everything and we escape into these other characters for a living.” – Emily Browning
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”