Stripey Cat At Joshua Tree

Stripey cat is a cool kitty who lives lounges near Joshua trees.
Stripey cat is a cool kitty who lounges near Joshua trees.

Stripey Cat At Joshua Tree is my latest drawing that I created with colored pencils. This illustration was inspired by a day that I spent at Joshua Tree National Park, and a cat that I like to refer to as Stripey. Actually, Stripey is a conglomeration of two different cats. The pose for Stripey featured here is based on a photograph of a cat that used to live near me. However, my parents also have a striped cat, so I have used these two cats as a composite for my imagined Stripey cat. He lives at Joshua Tree National Park, and enjoys gazing out on the vistas filled Yucca brevifolia, which is the scientific name for Joshua trees.

I drew a Johsua tree covered vista behind Stripey cat.
I drew a Johsua tree covered vista behind Stripey cat.
After I drew Stripey cat with the Joshua tree background, and I began to color in the sky with a dark blue pencil.
After I drew Stripey cat with the Joshua tree background, and I began to color in the sky with a dark blue pencil.
Here I colored in the Joshua trees and mountains behind the cat.
Here I colored in the Joshua trees and mountains behind the cat.
Here I started coloring in the grass surround Stripey cat with several different shades of green colored pencils.
Here I started coloring in the grass surrounding Stripey cat with several different shades of green colored pencils.
The completed drawing of Stripey cat at Joshua tree.
The completed drawing of Stripey cat at Joshua tree is a very Southern California inspired scene.

 

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