Friday, January 8, 2016

More cat

Usually I would continue on the female's body and paint her tail last but I decided to move to her tail to set the lightest color in the painting.
With the tail complete, it was obvious to me the fur under her neck and onto her chest needed to be lightened. Taking the tail's "white" (titanium white and cadmium yellow deep) and adding a little bit more cadmium yellow deep, I brushed more highlights on her chest. To make the new highlights stand out, I also added more shadow color (titanium white, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, raw umber, paynes gray.) Not only does her brighter chest now balance better with her tail but it also further defines her space from her partner's.

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