This was a recent pet portrait I was commissioned for as a gift to the owners of Purdy who had recently passed away. She was a beautfiul cat that lived to the incredible age of 19.
I created the portrait working from photos that I was sent, sketching the initial outline in pencil before outlining in ink and gradually building up the colour using watercolour paints.
To add in the final finer details I used black pen and pencils to pick out the texture of her fur and whiskers.
Below I've included a few of the shots I took from each stage so you can see how the portrait progressed and came together to be the final image you see above.
Stage One - Initial pencil sketch of Purdy
Stage Two - Adding black fine liner over my initial sketch
Stage Three - Initial watercolour washes of Purdy
Stage Four - colour building with further watercolour washes
Final stage - adding in the fur and whisker detail using fine liner and pencil
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