Drawing The Cats Snoopy And Ashbury

I have created an outline drawing the cats Snoopy and Ashbury.

Drawing the two cats Snoopy and Ashbury
Drawing the two cats Snoopy and Ashbury.

This drawing is based on a photograph I took of Snoopy and Ashbury back in 1997.

Snoopy and Ashbury are two cats touching noses.
Snoopy and Ashbury are two cats touching noses.

As you can see from the photograph, the stripey orange male cat is touching noses with the gray and white female kitten. This picture was captured in the spring of 1997 among the daffodils and hyacinth flowers.

The outline drawing I am creating will be used at the outline for an oil painting.

 

 

Painting The Purple Blue And Black Butterfly

The butterfly painted was created with acrylic paints on a front of a handmade card.
The butterfly painting was created with acrylic paints on the front of a handmade card.

Today I finished painting the purple, blue and black butterfly.

First I drew a butterfly on the front of a handmade card.
First, I drew a butterfly on the front of a handmade card.
Purple acrylic paint was used to paint in the large portions of the butterfly.
Purple acrylic paint was used to shade the large sections on the butterfly wings.
The purple portions of the butterfly were fully painted.
The purple portions of the butterfly wings dried overnight.
Sparkly blue acrylic paint was used to paint in the dots on the butterfly wings.
Sparkly blue acrylic paint was used to paint in the specks on the butterfly wings.
I painted in the rest of the butterfly wings with the black acrylic paint. Also, I used sparkly black and white acrylic paint to paint the body of the insect.
The rest of the butterfly wings were filled in with the black acrylic paint . Also, sparkly black and white acrylic paint to paint the body of the insect.

The video below illustrates how the butterfly painting evolved over two days.