So I'm starting a new project, working with the creator of katzenworld.co.uk/
by creating artwork to be featured on his site-- and to be used on his merchandise. Since he knows that I'm trying to share more details about my drawing process-- he's given me the okay to share my works in progress-- and provide intimate details about the exchange, how it goes down, the creative process-- all that jaz!
I'd also just like to state-- that I do have a few on-going projects that I've shared works in progress for. Some of these are personal projects, which take longer to complete because it's always last on my to do list-- commission and client based jobs are my priority. Some work that you see, involves commissions that I've given for free, or for charity that don't have hard deadlines. Because of this, you may find me showing works in progress for various things I'm working on, that are completed according to priority.
This project is one of charity, which I agreed to, to help a friend cover the medical costs for her cat's surgery. Instead of being paid per illustration or per hour, I agreed to accept a percentage of the sales of the merch my art is featured on-- which I will then direct 100% of to her GoFundMe. www.gofundme.com/KittenKane
. I have no idea how well the merch will sell--but it's a cause I consider worth my time-- so you'll be seeing more art from this project as I go through the different stages to completion
From the original post on my blog at beagifted.com/
I’m working with Marc-André
to produce art featuring the cats of Katzenworld– which include Snowball, Mao, Oliver, Nubia, Zelda, Catto and Angel. Cats are still challenging for me to draw– especially since I’m so used to drawing humans, but I’ve been taking my time to find a way to best approach this project.
One thing I like to do when I start a project like this, is focus on setting the tone that will be consistent throughout the series. I do this by producing an unrefined sketch, like this one, which simply gives an idea of the direction I’m going to take. This is my first draft, so, it is subject to change if Marc requests it.
Prior to creating the sketch, I had to consider how I would approach drawing each cat. Since I had already drawn Oliver and Nubia before to Marc’s Liking, I decided to do the same– which was to try to draw the cats in a way that expressed their character. To do this, I asked Marc to tell me little bit about each cat and their personality.
Here’s what I learned about Snowball! He is, cuddly, rowdy and they usually dub him “Boss cat” because he is always out and about looking for trouble. He’s also number 1 on Katzenworld’s current banner.
Knowing that about Snowball, I decided to stay true to the original banner– by featuring him outside, being out and about, only this time showing him in action, curiously stalking in the grass.
Going forward, I’ll be posting a sketch like this, of each cat in my Evening Posts, in addition to Marc’s description of them, until all cats are drawn before proceeding to completion– so, look forward to those!
Till next time, Enjoy!