Happy New Year!
It has been quite a while since I’ve had a pen and ink work-in-progress to share, so at last, here is something new. I’ve been meaning to draw a cat in ink for years. I’m a cat person, but tend to end up drawing dogs. Oh, I love dogs, too…but there’s something about the quiet presence of cats that I find so soothing and comforting.
You’ve seen me draw Oliver…twice in fact. Both times, it was in scratchboard. I felt it was high time that I draw my other lovely housecat, Norman. Norman has been my pal for a few years now. He is a gorgeous tuxedo cat with such beautiful, perfect markings. He’s stately and beautiful…and yet, he is a complete clown that makes me laugh all the time. There’s something in his playful actions and wide-eyed expression that makes me think he is just slightly insane. I love this guy! 🙂
Here is my reference photo of him.
And here are the first three installments of this WIP. I started with a pretty detailed graphite outline, and then began with the ink.
This is 8×10 inches in size, and I’m using Strathmore 500 Series Bristol Plate paper. I’m using Sakura Pigma Micron pens for this.
Thank you for looking! I hope you’ll follow along in the progress of this drawing.