It all starts with a final sketch...after TONS of other reject sketches. A huge amount of time is spent working with the layout and execution of the drawing before the paint even hits the palette.
Then some prep work.
No joke, the actual cat I was referencing had David Bowie eyes.
Vawah-la, the finished piece. This was an amazing piece to work on. The subject had such hypnotic eyes.
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