Creating A Drawing of Annie Cat Looking Over The Hillside
A myriad of colored pencils hues will inspire most crafty and artistically inclined people to create something new and beautiful. Colored pencil art projects are stimulating to design, and a wonderful way to produce art that costs very little. A photograph I took of Annie the cat looking over the hillside was the inspiration for this work of art.
On Christmas Eve of 2014, Annie the manx cat decided to go on a little jaunt with me up in the forest of the San Bernardino Mountains. I took this picture of her looking over the hillside, which was the inspiration for the drawing featured here. Annie the cat adores following her humans on short hikes, which you can see from watching this video.
Drawing a picture of Annie the cat during that moment in time just felt like a wonderful way to pay homage to this amazing little feline. For years to come I will remember the day I went on this jaunt with Annie cat, and how she was always adept at going home when I told her to.
Now it is finally time to create another composition to document the life of a beloved cat name Annie. Her original name was Anastasia, but apparently that was to hard for my dad to say, so then she became known as Annie. This cat is a tuxedo manx cat, and she is quite adorable. Annie cat always looks like she is dressed up for a gala even since she is a tuxedo cat, which makes these felines so captivating to watch.
In the video above I discuss how created the outline sketch of Annie cat looking over the ledge.
In the photo above I have started coloring in the leaves on the shrubs with two different shades of green colored pencils.
The video above illustrates how I have begun coloring in the leaves on the shrub oaks with several different shades of green colored pencils.
During this phase of the drawing four different shades of green colored pencils were used to color in the trees on the scrub oak trees.
The scrub oak trees are quite prevalent here in the mountains and high deserts of Southern California, so I thought it was pretty marvelous some of these trees happened to be in the photograph I captured of Annie cat. This is the reason I wanted to draw these trees in the background with Annie looking over the side of the cliff. To me, this image is very evocative of things I experienced every day while living up in the San Bernardino Mountains with cats that liked to follow me on short hikes.
It was a time consuming task to color in the sky around all the tree leaves. Also, I built up the color of the sky, which took work.
During this phase of the drawing I have finally colored in most of the illustration. Now it is time to fill in the rock the cat is standing on.
The pink hued quartz rock that Annie cat was standing on was created by blending together colored pencils and oil pastels. This colored pencil drawing was exciting to create, and I hope inspires you to create some of your own cat art.
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