Melty Food Cats

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Ocelatte

 

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S’more Tiger

I’ve been playing around with drawing some drippy, melty animal food combos, and this is what I’ve come up with so far. An Ocelatte, and a S’more Tiger because it sounded c00l in my head. I sketched these out in pen and used Corel Painter to color.

It’s fun to draw and think of how heavy each object you sketch is and create a false sense of gravity and weight. It’s very soothing and meditative! Hooray for large melting cats! >_>

Why Is My Cat Named Squid??

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Squid & Arty

I started this drawing about 2 months ago…!! Pulled it out last night and finished that last boring patch of fur that was left to draw. 😛

This is a portrait of our cat Squid. She’s named Squid because I suggested it as a joke name, and Sam wouldn’t stop calling her that.

It magically clicked one day, and here we are stuck with good ol’ Squid cat.

I drew the portrait on Strathmore Artagain paper with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. Polychromos are great for vibrancy — the Prismacolors hit the highlights and dark areas well.

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Squid, 9×12, Colored Pencil

 

You can see more pet portraits here 🙂

 

Red Panda Drawing

 

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Here is a red panda I drew, the reference photo was taken by my boyfriend Sam. It’s 8×10 inches, drawn on Strathmore Artagain paper. The black version of the paper is super fun, I had no idea I would enjoy it as much as I do. I thought the colors would come out weak on it. But no, it’s all good.

If this drawing really floats your boat, you can buy it here.

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Also, we attended a swanky Christmas party at The Waters in Oshkosh, it was lovely. The food was too good, and we partied like it was 1999.