Line drawing of basic shapes: how to draw a Hissing Black Cat by Nate Lindley.
Tip: Convert complex images into basic shapes. Work loosely and lightly - most of these lines will be erased.
Step 2: Roughing in the Line Art
Use choppy line work to indicate fur and add lines around the mouth to indicate the cat's anger.
Tip: Think about the scale and relation between various shapes. Wait to darken the lines until you are certain the objects are correctly placed and sized.
Step 3: Inking the Penciled Art
Be bold when inking. Using heavy lines around perimeters emphasizes form. Also, carefully place shadows to help create contrast.
Tip: Use transparency filters like Multiply when using digital art software. This will allow the colors in the next step to set underneath the line work you have created in this step.
Step 4: Skill-Level Finishing
Pick colors that indicate mood. By picking darker colors with low saturation, this piece communicates a spooky Halloween night.
Tip: If you are coloring your art digitally, explore using the lasso/selection tool and filling larger areas. This can greatly increase your speed. Also, duplicate layers and explore various filters. Take full advantage of the tools your software provides.
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