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Fern & Keith

I love any opportunity to get my pens out and create a drawing that someone will love. So I was thrilled to be asked to draw a lovely pair of cats called Fern & Keith, what great names for cats, how could I refuse!

I recorded each step of how I built the drawing so you can follow the progress.

I hope you enjoy seeing the process and how the drawing comes to life.

First layer of light grey to create the shape of Fern the cat.
First layer of light grey to create the shape of Fern the cat.
Adding layers of colour
Adding layers of colour and green for the eyes
Creating markings of the cats fur using graphite and fine liner pencil
Creating markings of the cats fur using graphite and fine liner pencil
Create the background colour and shape of Keith
Create the background colour and shape of Keith
Layering greys over the base colour of Keith
Layering greys over the base colour of Keith
Adding colour to eyes and nose of Keith
Adding colour to eyes and nose of Keith
Details of markings are added using pencil graphite and fine liner pencil
Details of markings are added using pencil graphite and fine liner pencil
Once markings are finished on the cat, the garden starts to grow
Once markings are finished on the cat, the garden starts to grow

 

This is the fun bit where I add pretty flowers and leaves to the background
This is the fun bit where I add pretty flowers and leaves to the background
The petals plants and leaves are added all around the cats
The petals plants and leaves are added all around the cats

 

The final details of plant stems and stalks are added to the picture at the last stage
The final details of plant stems and stalks are added to the picture at the last stage

That is how I made a picture of Fern & Keith!

If you would like an original illustration making just for you please do just get in touch.

All I would need is a selection of good photographs to work from and I will see what I can do for you.

Thanks for reading!

x

See more of my work online at www.joclarkdesign.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Fern & Keith

  1. Keith and Fern our my lovely fuzzy creatures, this was a birthday present for my fiancé and it is by far the best gift I have ever bought, it was so exciting seeing the picture come to life. When the picture arrived he was chuffed with his original birthday surprise and I love it so much it felt like my birthday too!!
    It has taken pride of place in our home and we smile every time we see it ( and so do Keith and Fern!!)

    I love all of Jo’s work but would certainly recommend commissioning something extra special.

    Thank you!

    Abby x

    1. You are so welcome Abby, and thank you so much. I really enjoyed drawing these gorgeous kitties and I’m so glad that they bring a smile to your faces, that’s all I could ever wish for! x

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