|Ink and marker on smooth Bristol, 2.5x3.5", Completed December 2017|
This is one of my top favorite ACEO cats I did for this series. It was the eleventh "You as a Cat!" present I drew and the second I drew on my busiest (and final) day of the project. It's based on one of my best friends, Krystal. She has lovely long black hair and Asian features so an Oriental Longhair was the perfect match. The reference image I found was so epic and gorgeous, I can only hope its beauty came through in my version of the cat X3
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It's interesting to me how I found on certain cats in this series that I wanted to use colored pencils to give that final detailed touch but on other cats, I didn't find it necessary and relied only on the marker and white ink to do the job. It didn't coincide with any fur color or length or anything. The overall effect just sometimes needed that bit of extra and it was impossible to tell until I got to the very end of each piece.