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Reference Mock Photograph

Portrait Details

Mock photo of cats

Size: 12" x 20"

Medium: Graphite Pencil

Breed: Domestic Cats

Name: Buster and Charlie

This portrait features a domestic medium haired brown tabby cat called Buster and a short haired black cat called Charlie.




Update 1

Update 2

portrait sketch

I enhanced the image to be able to see the pencil outline. It is a very rough sketch of the portrait.

work in progress cat eyes

Buster's eyes are complete. I've now started to work the fur around the eyes/face towards the nose.

Update 3

Update 4

work in progress cat face

More tedious layering of hair mostly using a 2b pencil.

work in progress cat fur

Buster is coming to life! I will be starting the long fur of the neck soon.


Update 5

Update 6

work in progress cat

A bit more work left on the legs and chest, then and I will start to work on Charlie.

cat portrait

I've completed the details of Buster's legs and chest and added a subtle background.



Update 7

Update 8

work in progress cat eyes

I've begun working Charlie's eyes and facial fur.


work in progress cat muzzle

More and more fur is added.



Update 9

Update 10

work in progress cat fur

Once the base layer of fur is added, I will define the areas of the face which include darker and lighter areas.

work in progress cat head

The cat's head is now complete so I can now work on the rest of the body.


Update 11

Finished Portrait-click to enlarge

work in progress cat fur

Charlie's fur is darkened and the shoulders and background are completed.

completed pet portrait of cats

This is what the completed portrait of Buster and Charlie looks like.



Many more wildlife watercolor, acrylic and pastel paintings, graphite pencil, colored pencil and charcoal drawings and sketches of animals and pets can be found in my art gallery. See portraits of dogs, puppy, cats, kitten, horses, pony, fancy rat, birds, elephant, butterfly, rhinoceros, jaguar, moose, raccoon, red fox, rabbit, hare, lion, zebra, owl, wolf and more. Commission an original custom wildlife painting or drawing,  dog portrait, cat portrait, horse portrait or other animal portrait today. These original, hand-made, custom pet portraits and wildlife paintings or animal drawings make wonderful memorial gifts for every dog, cat, horse or animal lover.


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