Illustration Friday: Cat

A cat on a rocket. Created with acrylics and pens on Bristol board, 9″ x 9″.

I struggled with this painting and repainted areas several times. I think I struggled because I tried to do some things differently with this piece. I have rarely used black paint so the black cat was something different for me. I hoped too that by using black it would force me away from my reliance on using pens to add detail and line work and that instead I would have to paint my lines.

I’m really trying to improve my brushwork, especially when it comes to laying down fine lines and details. I even bought some new smaller sized brushes, a mix of liners, spotters and rounds of size 1 through 000 (seen below).

my new brushes

Have a good weekend.