Thursday, 7 March 2013

Talented Kitty Cat

The word that I chose for this entry is 'Talent'. When I first heard the word talent, first thing I thought of was circus cats or a balancing cat. Not too sure why, but it just made sense. First I found this photo online of a cat, which I like a lot because he was in a very unusual pose, and exactly what I was looking for.

My first step was to take the photo into Photoshop and trace the basic shape using the brush tool on a separate layer.

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At this point I am testing out colours and different brushes to use to paint the fur.
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I applied the colours to his face, and I used the smudge tool to blend the colours together.
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Hes all done! I repeated the same step above using the smudge tool to create the fur
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Next I drew the ball of yarn. I used the brush tool with a point size of 3 and opacity of 75 to create it. I used a circle on another layer as a reference to get the correct shape. I then created another layer behind the ball of red, with an opacity of 43%.
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I felt that it was too empty, so I added a splash of colour in the background using a water color brush at 50% and size of 2500pts.
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Here is the finished product. I love the line drawing and watercolour effect that I got on the yarn.
I am very pleased with the outcome.

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