How to draw a kitten easily with colored pencils.
Hi guys i am back again with another tutorial.
This time i am going to show you how to draw a kitten easily under 1 hour. Since this is
a quick drawing i am not worried about the realism much. but hopefully we will end up
in a cute looking kitten. So we need a good quality drawing paper, various
shades of brown and black pencils and a white gel pen. i am gonna be using baby oil for
blending and an electric eraser for some fine details. If you dont have an electric eraser
a white pencil or a normal eraser would do the job.
To start off with, draw a basic outline with a graphite pencil. Then i am starting with
her eyes. As you can clearly see, draw the central pupil area with a black pencil. then
take a light brown to draw around the pupil and a darker brown around that. Then using
a much darker brown like dark umber i am drawing her lid margins. i am using black to darken
it further. Now using a blender pencil i am blending this colors in a circular fashion.
If you dont have a blender pencil you can use any light colored pencil. Now the eye
is almost complete except that it looks lifeless, so i am adding a small highlight with a white
gel pen. for the highlight, you can apply white acrylic with a small pointed brush also.
but if you have a white gel pen its more conveniant. Now what i am doing is called indentation.
I am using an empty ball point pen to draw the white coarse hairs over her eyes and ears.
This will indent the paper so that the pigment from colored pencil wont reach there. so these
lines will stay white even after the drawing is complete. But i made a mistake of using
baby oil over the indented area and all these lines got filled with pencil pigment. But
still some lines stayed white. you will see them later. So one thing i learnt from this
mistake is that indentation is meant for drawings using only pencils. Using a solvent may cause
pigments to reach even in indented areas. Now i am using various shades of brown to
draw the base of her face. Notice that i am drawing several patterns over her face with
different brown pencils. This is all based on the reference image. i am drawing small
hairs projecting out from the edges. you shouldnt keep the edges smooth. To add a little vibrance
i am using a few layers of yellow ochre at random places.
I am now using a brush dipped in baby oil to blend the pencil strokes. Just like i said
before some of the indented lines also got filled with color, which shouldnt have happened.
But i dont worry about that because i can always use an electric eraser, jel pen or
a white pencil to draw those white hairs again. I am going back again with the black pencil
to redefine the patterns. One thing to notice here is that when drawing the patterns i am
drawing it as a series of short lines in the direction of hair. this will help to establish
a furry look for the kitten. Using blush pink and peach i am drawing her
nose. Since most of the areas around her mouth and chest are white, i am not using any pencils
there. For the shadows of those areas i am using a combination of light grey and peach.
The fur coming from her back is a dull brown color so i am combining the colors grey and
brown to make it dull. Then use the baby oil again to blend them
slightly. Her tail is black colored. so i am using black and dark brown to draw that
and i will draw small fur projecting out to make it realistic.
Since her front paws are also white , i will only use some greys and peaches for drawing
the shadows. Finally i am using white colored pencils,
white gel pen and the electric eraser to draw a few white hairs here and there to make her
a bit more furry. So the drawing is complete. Thank you so much
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