Painting A Picture of Two Cats Kissing At Joshua Tree

Today I finished painting a picture of two cats kissing at Joshua Tree.
Today I finished painting a picture of two cats kissing at Joshua Tree.

Joshua trees and cats are two of my favorite things, so I decided to paint a picture of two cats kissing at Joshua Tree. The painting is based on a photograph I took of Ashbury and Snoopy touching noses back in 1997.

Here I drew a pictures of two cats kissing t Joshua tree.
Here I drew a picture of two cats kissing at Joshua tree on a flat board canvas
I painted the mountains and the Joshua tree behind the two cats.
I painted the mountain, boulders, and the Joshua trees behind the two cats. I used texture to make the stump of the Joshua tree look more dimensional.
Here I am painting the sky above the cats.
Here I am painting the sky above the cats. I also added other shades of green and added more texture to the grassy ground surrounding the Joshua tree in the foreground.
Painting The Cats At Joshua Tree
Here I started painting the head of Snoopy cat.
Here I have finished painting in Snoopy cat, and I have added his stripes.
Here I have finished painting in Snoopy cat, and I have added his stripes.
Here I added more paint shading to the Snoopy cat.
Here I added more paint shading to the Snoopy cat.
Here I am beginning to paint in Ashbury the cat.
Here I began painting in Ashbury the cat.
Here I am painting on the whiskers of Snoopy and Ashbury the cats.
Here I am painted on the whiskers of Snoopy and Ashbury the cats.
I signed the painting with a sharpie.
I signed the painting with a fine tipped Sharpie marker.

This video illustrates how I painted the picture of the pair of felines nuzzling at Joshua Tree.

 

 

 

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.