Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Step by Step Guides to Coloured Pencil Techniques

I've just realised that the Patchings Art Festival is fast approaching and I haven't made much progress on my step-by-step guides.

So for the past couple of days I have been spending time working in Microsoft Publisher on the first one, a guide to drawing a tabby and white cat.

The guide will include detailed instructions on drawing tabby and white fur, ears, nose, eyes and whiskers.

The cat I'm using as my model is 'Poppy' who lives nearby and takes great pleasure in tormenting my dogs while doing a spot of bird watching from under the hedge.

I'm trying to have a similar guide on drawing a dog and one on more general coloured pencil techniques ready for the festival. Guess I'd better get back to work.

I did have time to complete this ginger cat, 'Do Not Disturb' in between working on Poppy.


sketching birds said...

Hi Gayle,
will you sell this guide through you blog? And, will you please make one for a portrait in pastels? I really love your style.

Gayle Mason said...

Hi Barbara, thanks for the comment.
I will sell it through my blog and my website.
Not sure about one in pastels I want to do several different coloured pencil ones first.

Jeanne @The Noodle Factory said...

Love the napping cat drawing. Looks so soft and peaceful. And the peeking eye adds some humor and realism to it.

Fay Akers said...

OMG I love that orange cat you did and the title great!

Gayle Mason said...

Thank you Jean and Fay