Painting A Picture of Irina The Cat

Last week I decided to paint a picture of my cat Irina. Here is how I created this painting of my little cat from start to finish. In this scene it looks like Irina is running out of the hills along a footpath.

I drew a rough draft copy of Irina on scrap paper.
I drew a rough draft copy of Irina on scrap paper.
I began tracing over the rough sketch so I could transfer this onto the canvas.
I began tracing over the rough sketch so I could transfer this onto the canvas.
I finished tracing the front side of the drawing.
I finished tracing the front side of the drawing.
I  traced on the backside of the tracing paper, so I would be able to transfer the image to the canvas.
I traced on the backside of the tracing paper, so I would be able to transfer the image to the canvas.
I etched over Irina's image on the tracing paper to copy her image on to the canvas board.
I etched over Irina’s image on the tracing paper to copy her image on to the canvas board.
I painted in the sky and Irina.
I painted in the sky and Irina.
I painted in the trees and the grass behind Irina the cat.
I painted in the trees and the grass behind Irina the cat.
The completed painting of Irina the cat.

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