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How To Draw A Cat With Watercolor Pencils

Kellen M
How To Draw A Cat With Watercolor Pencils

I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be sharing this project with you today! Watercolor pencils have been a popular request lately. Watercolor pencils are adaptable, portable, and capable of producing almost any hue from just a few of them!

One of the great things about watercolor pencils is that they offer a lot of control. You can use them to draw a precise line or to fill in large areas with color. They're perfect for creating both detailed and loose paintings. Watercolor pencils are available in a wide range of colors, including both traditional and neon shades. 

In this project, we'll be using watercolor pencils to create a whimsical cat portrait. I'll show you how to draw the basic shape of the cat, add fur details, and then bring the painting to life with color.

This project is perfect for any skill level. So grab your pencils and let's get started!

Step By Step Guide

Now that I assume you have your watercolor pencils, it's time to learn how to draw a cat with them! Here are some easy steps to follow:

1. Begin by sketching out the basic shape of your cat. Use light strokes at first so that you can easily erase any mistakes.

2. Once you're happy with the general shape, start adding in the details like the eyes, nose, and mouth.

3. To add color, start by selecting the lightest shade of each color you want to use. For example, if you want to use three different shades of blue, start with the lightest blue first.

4. Work in layers, gradually adding darker colors as you go.

5. To add highlights, use a white gel pen or a light color pencil.

6. To add shadows, use a dark color pencil or watercolor paint.

7. Experiment with different strokes to create different fur textures. For example, you can use short, quick strokes for short fur or longer, slower strokes for long fur.

8. When you're happy with your painting, allow it to dry completely before framing or displaying it.

I hope you enjoyed this project! Be sure to tag me on social media so I can see your finished paintings. And if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. Happy painting!

Kellen M
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