Sunday, June 10, 2012

Graphite Cat Step by Step Tutorial

 Whistful 2
8x10 inches
Graphite pencil on drafting film

This is the third time I have drawn this darling little kitten from this image and this time it was to complete a step by step tutorial at the special request of a client. This is a deceptively quick drawing to do and so it has amazed me over the years just how popular it has been - must have something to do with the irresistable subject. The reference photo for this artwork was provided with the kind permission of PCB 75

This 19 page step by step tutorial explains all the tools and techniques needed to work with graphite on drafting film and is available either from my Etsy store, or direct from my website at


Wendy Mould AFCA said...

Love the picture, definitely an eyecatching subject.

Unknown said...

Thank you so very much Wendy - he's a gorgeous kitty isn't he!!! :)

Cindy Lane said...

I want one! He is adorable. My cat is defective after QLD. Rain = pythons chasing her.

"Quick" for me would mean anything under 3 days! Fantastic job!

Unknown said...

Your poor kitty Cindy - I want to give him a bit hug. Anything longer than 3 days and I'm climbing the wallls - then its a chore LOL!!!! :)

Gail Burton said...

That is one stunning little kitty Karen, and so beautifully drawn! x

Unknown said...

Thank you so much Gail - that means a lot and I really appreciate you stopping by!!! :)