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Drawing 7 cute cat poses

teacher avatar Agnes De Bezenac, Art and Self-Care

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11 Lessons (1h 6m)
    • 1. Cat Poses Introduction

    • 2. Class 01 - Materials needed

    • 3. Class 02 - Sitting, front pose

    • 4. Class 03 - Sitting, paws forward

    • 5. Class 04 - Peek a boo

    • 6. Class 05 - Resting front pose

    • 7. Class 06 - Stand up, side pose

    • 8. Class 07 - On the look out

    • 9. Class 08 - Relaxing, side pose

    • 10. Class 09 - Coloring and shading

    • 11. Class 10 - Project example (Birthday card)

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About This Class

Welcome to my creative space, where today we will learn or practice drawing a cute little cat in 7 different poses or positions, in a whimsical way.

I am Agnes, a French self-taught artist with more than 20 years of illustrating and teaching experience. I love adding cuteness to my works of art, with cuddly creatures, color, and loads of flowers to add a touch of beauty.

Today we'll learn some techniques of drawing a super cute cat/kitten in an instant.

This is a perfect drawing course for you to learn to draw animals or if you'd like to create a portrait gift for your loved ones who have cats as a pet or are just plain crazy over cats!

In this course, I share about how to draw cute kittens and then how you can make a useful gift out of it to share with others.

This class is great for anyone who is a beginner at drawing/beginner to expert at painting and wants to expand their art or illustration skills in learning to draw animals, or is inspired and finds joy in a cute style of art.

Each of the 9 classes is between 5 to 10 minutes in length.

Sharing our art and creativity is a wonderful way to bring joy to others and ourselves. Let's experience a little joy together, and I will see you in class!

Good luck, and happy drawing!
Agnes de Bezenac


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Agnes De Bezenac

Art and Self-Care


 I'm Agnes de Bezenac, an artist, author and illustrator. I share beauty and culture through cute art, gifts and souvenirs, but not only... see below.

I was born in Rouen, France and today live in a little countryside village in Alsace, France.

I've also lived abroad a big part my life, soaking up a variety of experiences and adventures around the world, which have enriched my life with culture, ethnicity, languages, and more. 



My earliest memories as a child include drawing, especially portraits and flowers. As the years passed, my passion for art flourished and I have now illustrated many children’s books and taught art for kids since 1999. Today, art is still one ... See full profile

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1. Cat Poses Introduction: Hello everyone, Welcome to my creative space. Today we will be drawing seven different poses of a kitty cat in acute and whimsical way. My name is Anne, Yes. And I'm an artist from France. I live in the countryside town and I've been illustrator and teacher for many years. Today. I'm so happy to take you on this little chorus where we can draw little kitty cat together in all these different poses. I love getting my ideas from nature, real photographs. And the best of all is having my own little kitty cat head. And then I love to add my own little twist a style to it. In this class, I'll take you through the different methods that I use for creating my little characters. But of course, I invite you to adding your own unique style. This class is for beginners or intermediate artists, made around. We'll go through some simple coloring and shading techniques. And at the very end, I'm inviting you to do a special project together. How you can put your little characters and pieces of art and make something useful out of them. This part will be loads of fun, but I hope that you can also use. And without further ado, let's get started. 2. Class 01 - Materials needed: With the material that I'm using, I just have a regular node with some white paper. This paper is a little bit thicker than normal. Then printing paper, which is what I'd like to use just for a little bit more sturdy book. I also have it look like this, which is for watercolors, because in case I would like to paint my work after. So this is just the A5 size notebook again. So today we will be using one sheet of paper. I also have my mechanical pencil, but you can use any pencil you have, of course, my eraser and a black thin ink pen. This one, the size is 0.4. But really you're free to use whatever size you want. Even a thin marker will do just fine. So this is a very beginner course and also one that's intermediate if you want to do a specific project. For this reason, my materials, I tried to use as simple as possible, something that everybody has on hand. I also have some paint and a paintbrush which is kinda think, but it thins out at the bottom, at the end, as you can see, as well as some regular color pencils. 3. Class 02 - Sitting, front pose: So here's our first little cat pose. This cat is going to be just sitting facing the front. So first of all, I like to start with my shapes, my rough shapes. I take my pencil and very, very lightly, I do my shapes so that I don't have to do a lot of erasing after. I'm not sure if you can see this. I'm drawing almost in the center of my page, a beak oval for his head. I'm going to do a small oval underneath for his body. So he will be, have a smaller body because this is a kitten. If you are drawing a cat, the proportions would be slightly different. A baby has his big round head, so did cute little kittens. So if you want the cuteness of it, you just make their head almost doubled in size and make two little triangles for his ears. So I kind of start from the top and work my way down. It almost kind of follows the down stroke of my, of his face and his head. And then for his body, I will do two little lines like this for his front legs, little tail, and just do a curved like a C-shape pointed towards the end. So that's the very basic shapes. And for his head, I'm going to kind of do an imaginary line in the middle where we will place his eyes. So for his eyes, I'm just doing two little ovals. For his nose, just in the middle of that, I will do another little triangle, kind of a curved at the end. And if it'll line in the middle. So that's our basic shapes. Now we're going to, again still with my pencil, I'm going to fill it out a little more. Still using the pencil because I'm not I'm still, we're still practicing. We're still learning where to place everything and what looks Qd where we want everything. So I'm just following the same lines that I've done with my very basic sketch, but kind of giving it more detail. So few little strokes for the ear, I'm going to make a line in the center like this. Then you can fill it out with a few more lines and make a straight line and curve. And then I kind of fill it out almost like a shading or is year, I just add little extra little lines. So here his ears are kind of in the back, so I I leave some space. And for his little cheeks, I kinda go out a little bit. I think it's cute like that at a little bit more fluff. Just adding little lines here and leave a little blank space again. For the nose. Can make the line a little bit further down and I color in his eyes more detail. Now I'm going to add some whiskers, just two little quick lines like that. And for his head actually, I'm going to make it even a little bit straighter towards the bottom. I think it's cute. Way. Moving onto his body again, I follow my basic shape, but with a few strokes instead of just a straight line here for the ends of his front paws, I'm going to be making little U-shaped. And again that all is he we have, we're making a little fluffy cat. I add all these little instead of just lines, I'm adding little tiny lines. Instead. It for his tummy and a tail. You just keep adding your little strokes. That's all there is to it. If you can draw one line, you can draw a kitten. There, we have it. Now, we're ready to eat. So I put my pencil the way and I use my ink pen. So each time we're adding a little bit more detail in a monster at the top. Although I'm not filling it out totally. So you can see I'm just even leaving some space after each stroke. Because we already have our general shape of the cat. I like leaving a little bit of little bit of space, a little bit of imagination, and some lines, and then some blank spaces. The more details you add, the more realistic it will look as well. But we're going for very cute, organic style here. So that's why I'm not adding too many lines or details. We will color in his eyes. As you see it's coming more to life is taking shape as you are adding your pen. Here. I just did a barely little touch to them. Pen for the whiskers, since they're very, very thin. Lines, little spaces in between the lines. Except for his little pause. I just draw them in one in one line. When you shape like this. Little belly. Then his tail we will continue with our little strokes going down. There we go. Now I'm going to erase very gently. Make sure that my pictures dry. You check first and then we'll spot. And if it doesn't if it doesn't smudge than it should be okay. Means it's dry enough. This is a very basic shape, little basic position for a cat. If you want to add some details. So I'm going to go ahead and just a little bit of detail to personalize your cat course, depending on your cat's colors, shape his little patterns. So for this one I'm going to make like a little color pattern. Make a little ginger cat. And if you're using color, of course you can do this in color too, but I'm just showing you how you would do it. Me, I'm just using my pen. I'm just making little strokes from widest part. Thinner. So it's wider towards the edge and it gets thinner and thinner towards sometimes it just ends being a, ends up being a little dot. And I can do some as well on my little cat pass, just making little rough lines. You don't want them totally perfect because then it doesn't look as realistic. And of course not forgetting our little tail. That's one little kitten type of art. And it's our first little cat physician. I hope you enjoyed it and I'll see you in the next class. 4. Class 03 - Sitting, paws forward: This time we will be making a cat, a front pose. And he will be sitting down but with his legs forward. So again, we will start off with our very rough oval shapes. First oval will be for his head and the next one for his body to slightly smaller. I'd like to start off with the basic shapes because everybody can do a basic shape and it also kinda gives me the general idea of where I want my cat and his position. So I'm going to do the triangles. As you can see, the top here is not smaller than the bottom part. Alright, so now that this very rough is done, I'm going to add in my little furry strokes. I'm going to go a little bit over like this for the ear. Again, like the first one, I'm gonna make a little bit more of a pointy look on the sides. Continuing with a few little dots like that for the year, I'm going to add in a line in the middle, not towards little bit, towards the upper part and little strokes like that. It kind of gives some shape to the, to the year. And then with the rest of our body. So the difference between this one now we're going to start his his little arms is right underneath the head. So I'm going to Starting here, he's kinda facing, he's facing forward a little bit more than our first position. So again, we have our three little pause. And I'll do the other one to three. And his arms might seem a little bit longer here, but that's because he's facing forward. We barely see this part of his body. And I want to see it a little bit of his body in the back instead, like that. And we will have his little cute back pause this way. So this is another very cute little kitten position. So what I did beforehand is I checked out some, some ideas on Google for some cute kitten poses. If you have your own kitchen. Take some photos and check out his cute little poses, his tail. We will make very little in the way some of the lines that I don't need anymore. Some of these extra strokes here. I'm not erasing all of them because some kind of add to the look of kind of organic, natural look. I like the little shades, little shades and little furry look of it. And we're going to again kind of imagine the middle part of our head and add the eyes. Are little nose right in the center, a little rounded corner, triangle, and our little line, some side whiskers. So for this one I'm going to kind of add another little cats. This one will have like a darker ear and maybe a little darker. I had little eye patch. You can make him a little Tommy. Then we have our cute little second pose of our cat or sitting down, pause in the air posts. And now we're ready to ink our cat. So I just kinda follow along where I've done my sketch and even less so I'm not going to draw it fully. I like the little blank spaces as I go. So I kind of lift my hand up, my pen up as I go. That way, it forces me to leave some space. I start small here and then on the side I might add a few more. And again here, little less. I don't know how clearly you can see with my pen. Don't worry because at the end we will be wasted. And his little nose in color it in here very slightly. I'm going to add some little stroke lines, but I'm going to just leave it almost, barely see on with his little it's front limbs. Again. Not every stroke, especially here in the front. Kind of looks. Is it more the cute look, organic look at leaves a little space for you to imagine. Three little circles and one in the middle. Like this kinda see shapes in his tummy. We'd like almost like little dots and his little tail. And once your pen is dry, I'm going to try my now very slowly to see make sure it's all dry so that it doesn't smudge. If you want, you can take off your pencil, but you don't have to. Sometimes I leave in my pencil strokes because it kinda gets a little shadow that'll shading to it. But it depends what you're going to use your project for us. If you want cleaner lines, of course, feel free to take off your pencil hoops and that way you can also notice what you forgotten. So I'm going to go back here and make his little Billy. And we have our cute little kitten is sitting pause in the air pose. 5. Class 04 - Peek a boo: This time I'm going to call this pose the peekaboo pose. So I'm going to put my head a little bit lower this time. Down here. Again, my oval, oval shape, my little triangle shapes for the ears, can add a line. Now if you want the pointy side. As we go each pose, I think you get more and more comfortable because I follow the same techniques as the previous one, just with a few little alterations. This time, instead of making his body here, we're going to make his body up here. He's kinda facing, he's going peekaboo and he could be hiding under a blanket, hiding under a chair and a little rug. So his body's back here and we will make his little curved tail. For this, I start with one line and I kinda fill it up like this. Okay, we're ready for some of the details. I'm not going to forget his little pause, which we will have the front here this time. Now, little bit more details to my sketch. Again, some of the fur. I encourage you to even try out your own style. If this is not totally your style, if you're more into realistic art, then just follow the same positions for your kitchen. But you can add in definitely more details. If you're an intermediate student. If you're a beginner, if this is too much for you, then you can add less details, less strokes. Just even a straight line will do. I'd like to do the middle one fully like this, like a C and then the other two, the kind of join his little tail again, plenty of fluff. Alright, let's imagine our middle and do his. And his little nose. Right in the middle is Whiskers. This time I'm going to do another little patterns. You can have a little pat on the back like that. Now you have your black ink pen. And we can add in the details with our pen. Again, making sure to leave lots of space and not fill it out to too much. Which is the style we're going for here. I add a little bit more lines for the sides, for more fluff. And where it's a little bit straighter. For some kittens actually even they don't have much fluff. So you can just go ahead like with the paws. I'm not even making any little lines. I'm just making full strokes like that. For our ears. I add in a little bit of shading already. So this is not a class on expressions. I will have another one in the future. The different expressions you can use for your characters, this one is more on the positions. And the poses. Make these lines very light because usually it would be a change of color more than anything. But I went to at least know where they would be. Here. I can put a few more little strokes for fluff. And your tails to depends on your cat. Sometimes they have fluffy tails, sometimes they have just straight tail. So whatever suits you, you can erase slowly to start with, making sure there's no smudge. You have a good quality paper and a good pen, then it should usually be okay. And if not, just give it a little bit more time to dry. So as you can see with can you notice we still see all of our little strokes, which adds to the cuteness and the fluffy kittens. And that's our little peekaboo pose. 6. Class 05 - Resting front pose: Moving on to our next position, we have resting front pose. Here. Our titin is taking a little rest out in the sun, add in the grass. I'm going to make his head a little bit towards the side, but still facing us. So here's the oval. And you know that sides, I like to give it a little bit of a point. We have our triangles and I'm almost going down on the side. We have our little body. So this time it will be more like little circle, smaller than the smarter than the hand because it's a little kitten will have one arm going this way and his other arm like this. So you just do that all homozygous except they may thin out on the end. We're going to have his little legs up beneath his little feet up in the air. For fun. You can also make it straight like this, but I'm kind of giving it a sideways and his little tail. Okay, So that's it for our basic shapes. Now we're going to fill it out a little bit more details. Now that you know how to draw kitchen, we're not even going to add so many details because we can do that directly with the pen. So I'm just going to and this time I'm going to make him facing Up a little more. So I do a curved, imaginary curved line and I'm going to add his eyes up here. Instead of in the middle, where he's looking up at all knows as well. And these whiskers will follow suit. And actually for his eyes were green, you can have them either open if he wants to just be looking up or you can if he's taking a nap, which is our resting pose, so we will have his eyes closed like this. A few more details. Your tummy will be going in front little bit as well. Here. Will be going like this. And just do a rough that has the details that we haven't yet. So I'm going to make him a little little little little cars. No circles, three little ones here and a bigger one in the middle. And if you want, you can add it at all. And here I'm going to follow the circle and the tail. We can do the details with pen. Right now we're ready to move on with the pen, so it's still very rough and that's okay. You kind of beautiful and perfect it with your ink pen. And that's why I use a very thin point. Because it helps you to be more precise with your lines. And you can adding all those little details. So hopefully by now you will know the basic techniques that I use for making a cute little kitten. And the rest is just practice. Practice makes perfect. And what I really enjoy trying out different positions. So I go Googles and photographs. I realized that by just following these little techniques of your little basic shapes, your little outlines, you can drop any position through whiskers. I tried to almost barely touch the paper with my pen. Here. I'm just making little C-shaped and join it to the head in some way. And here is little fluff here. Just a few little lines that are dots. Hello. There again, some little mountains. And I'm kind of giving a little bit. You can see a tiny bit of the leg part here and the rest we will settle, but I'm giving him a fluffy tail. If we want to add any other details to make just a few lines like that? I have some extra little slowly erase our sketch. Here. Little resting kitten is. 7. Class 06 - Stand up, side pose: Moving on to our fifth little kitten position. This time our kitchen will be standing up on its hind legs and folding his hands and kind of facing to the side. So that's our next little pose. So I'm going to start again by his oval shape like this. And then his little, we're going to make him a little round circle body. So this body looks more like a circle. I'm going to make his little snake tail, my KS, his little cool little ovals and then his little arms. One arm like this. We had one we're barely going to even see. And his little ears. So this time his ears will be one is bigger than the other because it's in front and the other one will be smaller towards the back. Okay. We're ready with our shapes now we're ready to fit, fill it in a little bit more like this. This time this ear is totally in the back, in this one will be in the front. So I'm not going to make a line here, I'm going to make it more here. I'm making a little bit pointy. And this one. Now for his eyes, we're going to keep our imaginary middle that we're going to start his the first i more towards the center. And the next one will be all the way to the side here. Because he's you'll be looking this way. And our little nose, again a little bit more to the side. And it's a little line can go down like this and the whisker will come out and this one will be totally in. I don't draw them that'll mouths because I think it's cute to imagine it, or you could imagine that it's this little dot here. That way you can choose whatever expression you want to. You can still personalize it as you want. For his little arm. What you're going to make a little C-shaped like this. And for his body, we're still following the curve of the circle that we're going to pronounce his neck a little bit. So instead of going directly like this, we're going in a little bit and then out fluff there and is the arm I'm going to we're not going to see it because it's behind this one. But I'm just going to show a little bit of his hand like that. So here he can be holding anything you want. It could be holding a flower or leaf or a balloon. Ever you want, depending on the project that you're working on. We put it through this, went behind this one and in front of this hand. For his little pause, his front part, we're going to make his little means they're going to raise this a little bit. Something like this. And his little Tommy and when will be like this behind. So it's a little bit more complicated than what we've done before, but you can do it now. You're quite versed in drawing your kittens. And for his tail, depending on what your cats doing, he could have his tail this way or he could have it up. Actually, I'm going to make it down. Something like this. So we are ready to ink our picture. Let's start up here with years. Leaving some little details out. Just drawing the minimum little lines that I need to give it its shape. And some cuteness and even some fluff and blue shading in his ear. And just do a very quick little stroke for the whiskers for his arm. I'm not going to totally close it. And just make little hands there and leave the rest Open. Think it's cute like that. And like that. Tiny little lines or dots for the tummy here, a little bit more bigger lines for the flux. Again, his neck going in a little bit and then totally about this knee, I just do a line. Again. His feet don't need a lot of fluff, so you can just draw them fully like that with one stroke. Your tail, depending on the cat type of catch you want, you can make it fluffy or you can make it very simply one stroke. And then we have, our little folding hands are holding something upon hind legs facing the side. We can now erase my little sketch lines and out pops. Beautiful little kid. You're looking like, it looks like real clip art. Ready to be used for a wonderful, amazing project of your choice. Here. See you in the next class. 8. Class 07 - On the look out: So moving on to our next pose for kitty cat. So he'll be kind of sideways so I can even turn my cart around this way. Again, we will start with our basic very rough shapes. I'm going to make an oval here for his head. Kind of facing towards down here. He's kind of looking this way. And a little smaller, oval or circle for his body. Now we'll be in three little circles here. The other one for his little pause here, and we'll be in the back, which we won't be able to see. So that's it for now. And I'm going to fill out again with our other little shapes. A triangle for his ears. This one in the front. And the other one. I be here in the back. And we will make his little tail like a little S-shape like this. So now we can add in the details. There are little strokes instead of very rough lines. So this year, I can even do a little bit of erasing. As I go. This year will be in front of the line in the middle with the little shading inside the year. My strokes. And here the back one. I won't even add the other line in the middle. This one we're going to change slightly because he's going to be facing the sides. So I'm going to just add him a little curve like that for the nose. This part we will just follow our shape. Triangular nose will just go this way, half a triangle. And again our imaginary line for the middle, where we will add his eye. There is kinda facing to the side. So that's the first time that we're doing a side look of the kitchen. And I will add a couple whiskers on the back and our long whiskers on the front over here. Now moving on for his body, we have the general shape of where we're going to put his little pause. I'm going to go straight down like this for his front one. Again, the low for his power like that. And I can we can follow the circle shape for his little belly here. And the other one I'm going to put in the back. Same thing. A little bit shorter so that you can see it's in the back. Not perfect, but saccades or sketch again, just to be clear enough for you. And this one we will do is it'll pop. And we can even have like that. And then following again the rest of his body with your little lines. So he's on the lookout. He could be ready to jump somewhere or he could be looking for food or grabbing his little bowl of food or drinking some water. Or saying hi to a friend. I will add some fluff for his tail. So that's our little cat in his signposts. Ready to add our little strokes, little spaces and some shading. I'll just make it straight like that. Here. I think the back of their heads is where they have a lot of fluff. I put some more fluff there then on the front. Whiskers, very slight. And fast. His back and his little pause. Free to pause the video. If you need to. Take a little more time. And now we can add a little bit of detail. We're just going to add some lines like this, Something like that. We're ready to race groups. It looks like one of his whiskers is a little bit shorter, so I'll just add a little bit to it. You can fill out some of the details if you want, after you've erased that where you see little clearer what you've made. Okay, well, that's our little kitty cat pose. 9. Class 08 - Relaxing, side pose: Now we're ready for our last little kitty cat pose. So again, I'm going to put it horizontally like this because this cat is going to be relaxing the side relaxing pose. So we did one sleeping, but frontwards like this. So this time we're going to make him laying down like this. So I'm going to start with my shapes. Now you kind of have the idea where his face is going to be. I'll make a little circle this time. Sometimes it's an oval, sometimes it's a circle depending on its position. I'm going to make this little hand up and he's kind of stretching and his sleep or maybe not even sleeping. He could be just relaxing in the sun, in the grass. Taking a little break from kitty cats work, whatever that is we have is front little power like this. They're so tiny and Qd, so it doesn't really have much shape to it. And now make his other little little foot up in the air like that, something like so it looks more like a little stretchy cat, isn't, it? Doesn't. So that's our basic outline. Now to give it a little bit more detail lines. So he could be sleeping. But I think I'm going to make him think I'm going to make him with his eyes open, maybe his eyes a little bit. So here's our imaginary line. Let's, he's kind of stretching and enjoying the world around him. Just like little babies do here in front. So I'm just making little limb like that. And this hand I'm just going to be curving in like this. So again, here you can make him holding something if you'd like. Just like he could be holding something. Stretching, you know how little babies and contents like to have their little hands curled up like this. So I got this pose from a little photograph, really cute kitten. And I try to match it, to match my posed to it. I'm kinda going by memory, so not exactly sure exactly how it went, but I think it's close enough. Anyway because it's are like cute, whimsical look doesn't have to be totally perfect. So moving on to our inking. Sometimes we don't even have to add the ink pen if you'd like to just keep it pencil because you're practicing or pencil art is just beautiful in itself. I like to use the ink if I know that I'm going to be coloring edge or adding a little for using it for a new project actually. Otherwise, I would leave it as pencil. Has its own beauty to it. I think. Lot more rough, but it's another style. And what's nice with the pencil is you can add a little bit of shading. Here we go. We're ready to erase. I start from where it started off with because it's given more time, more chance to dry with this little project, with these little classes, I'd like you to play around with your own photographs. Paying attention to photographs are real life kittens. If you have one, if you have a little pet, and try and figure out the different positions that he likes to put himself in. Then you'll notice, you may be, you might see some of these poses in your own little kitty cat. Or I can make him a little iPad. And it will tell me patch. There we go with our last little Pose, relaxing side. 10. Class 09 - Coloring and shading: Now that we've finished all our little poses. So you should have seven in total, 1234567. I'm going to invite you for an extra little bonus project. So I'm going to pick one of these. You can choose whichever you like best, whichever turned out the best for you, or the pose that you enjoy the most. I'm going to choose one. I think I'm going to go with this one. So I'm going to put my other ones to decide and I'm going to keep them for other projects. And I encourage you to figure out and get some ideas for a project to, I'm giving you this example. I'll just little one so that you know what you can use. These little aren't classes for. Of course, you can just keep them as souvenirs and to chart the progress you've made. But I really like to use my art for something I find it so fun when I can make it useful and make somebody else happy with it. So for this part of the class, you will need your little kitty cat. You will need a pair of scissors. You will need some pain. And some pencils. If you're not comfortable using watercolors or paints, than just feel free to use your color pencils. So I'm going to go get some water. I have my little jar of water and I'm ready to get started. I'm just wetting it and I'm choosing I'm choosing a little light brown, very light. So I put enough water, then I make sure to dry my pen, my paintbrush. And I'm going to just add a little paint, two little patches I've added. Because watercolor you just kind of dabbing to add a little water and I'm leaving some white spots as well. Maybe I'll make a little little tail, also Brown. I also will add some of the black by adding a lot of water. I may, I'm going to click to add a little bit of shading. So most of my cat is going to stay white. That's the colors I'm going for by adding a little flag. That's how I will do the shading. So I'm kind of going with a thin as part of my paintbrush and going little strokes, gentle little strokes like that for the parts that are behind. So the civil leg is behind. B, some of his paws here. This tail is a little bit behind here. This is under his head, under his arm here. Maybe it might need a little bit more water so it's not too dark. If you want. If it's too dark, then you just add some water to it. So these are very little simple shading techniques that I use, just basically adding a little color to the corners and to the back. And that's it doesn't really need much coloring. Part from that. Maybe a little on the sides here behind his hand, a little bit under his nose. This one in a little more in the back and the other one is when it's more in front. It's a tiny little bit of color like that and shading. So it depends what color your cat is. I didn't make a ginger cat. If not, I would make him all probably this color and add in some some orange for the darker parts. Now I'm going to add in a little tinge of red. By adding lots of water, I'm going to end up making a pink hopefully a little bit for his ears. Just a little dab like that. That one doesn't even have an end is it'll knows. Kind of smudgy because my other Gray was in dry. So that's about it. I can even add adding a little cheese to my cat will have to be careful because sometimes the pen smudge is a little bit. I'm going to take a little paper. I don't have a tissue right now that kind of drives tissue would work best because I don't want my pen to smudge either. Okay. I need to have always tissue ready for these sort of things. Anyway. I'll leave it at that for now. Thank you. Just let it dry a little bit. Now with your color pencils, you can go ahead and add a few other shadings if you want to. We don't really need many, much shading because we've already done the shading with our paints. But in case you want to add a little more color, for example, our little cheeks got messed up with too much water. So instead I'm going to add the cheeks with color pencils. And the color pencils act as the water. The water paint kinda gives the color. And I like my water pen the sorry, the color pencils to kind of give more of the shading. So we're not going to go really in depth shading here. Just a little bit. On the edge. On the edges. I pick a darker color than what I've painted with. To help it stand out a little bit. We're just going to very gently, kind of on the edge. Tail. You're making a ginger cat. You can even do your little strokes like this. And the rest of our cat is white. So sometimes a white cat. If you add a little bit of blue to the shadows, it kind of helps the color to stand out even more. Kind of makes him look even whiter. So that's the color of my cat. She's white and she has these little brown patches on her face, a little bit on her tail. She's not on her tummy, but I just added that for fun. So c, by adding just a little tiny bit of blue, you're making your colors, your white stand out. Quite is a tricky color to work with. Especially when you like really colorful things. And that's good. So that was the coloring end painting part of our project. 11. Class 10 - Project example (Birthday card): So for the rest of this project, you will need your scissors. You will need some glue, either stick clue or some white glue. And I'm starting out by cutting out my little kitty cat. So I'm not going to be cutting exactly to the edge from leaving a little bit of space will be more like a little pop-out. I have another piece of paper. This is an A4 paper. I'm going to be folding it in half. You fold your crease real well. And I'm going to see where I want to place my KitKat. The same time. I also have some colored paper or patron paper. And if we do have, this is a nice golden one, the green one. I might use both. So I'm going to use these to make a couple of little balloons. For really, if you don't have this, you can even draw your own balloons. Going to go ahead and turn them around and just make the shape of my balloon, which is going to be an oval. And I'm going to cut them both out at the same time. First I cut the general square shape so that I don't have to handle a big piece of paper. A lot easier. We can put those to the side. And then I follow the general shape of my oval. Here I have my two little ovals, a little balloons and my kitty cat. So he's going to be holding the balloon shapes. I'm just going to make a little pencil mark where I want the strings to go because I'll need to draw those. So as you can see, his hands are perfect for holding something. I think I'll have him hold both balloons at once. I can add the little ties of the balloon. Here, the little strings. Then before I do that, I'm just going to conclude my little Kcat down. I'm going to put just a couple of little dabs. Can go right here. And I don't mind him that'll popping up like this. I think it makes it the same for my balloons. So go down. Of course, feel free to use yours. If you prefer. I just need to decide which one I want it in front. I'm going to go with the green one in front. So I make sure they're nicely glued. I'm going to take the pen and I'm going to draw the little strings and the little ties. I don't have to fill it out totally. I have the little pencil that I'm going to erase. If you want. If you still have your color pencils, you can try to match the colors of the balloons. Had a little yellow here, It's not exactly the same gold. Maybe instead I should use a brown. Yeah, that's a bit more like it. And here I will try out and green papers and little bit silky so it doesn't work so, so well. And make sure your lines, pencils are gone. Just makes it more professional. Now I have the little part of my cat that I didn't use. So I'm going to save every little piece of paper and I don't like wasting. And I'm going to make a little rectangle with it. And this is for my little first-day message. I'm going to make two of them, one for half B and one for birthday. I cut these out. I'm not sure where I'm going to put them yet. Happy birthday. Maybe they're a little bit big. Okay, Well, I'll go ahead and draw them. So if you have a special font, favorites font course, feel free to use that. I'm just going to go with a regular print. And when I ink can't I add a little something to it? For example, I add some little lines. Just for a little more fun, little more detail to the vendor. Just a flat text. So I hope this little project gives you some ideas of other ways that you can use your little works of art for. Little birthday card is always something that comes in handy. Whether it's a friend and neighbor or relative. Here I start to, I want to make sure that I get it right. So I'm going to first do it with pencil. And then once I'm okay, I'm happy with it. I will trace it over with my pen. Maybe lettering is your thing. And so I'm sure you can come up with a beautiful way to write. This is just my very simple sort of writing, but I add a little bit to it too. So on the down-strokes I kind of make a thicker line and color it. And sometimes I make an inside. Outside. Sometimes left or the right. H is a little wide, so I'll add a little more. State. D is the middle thins will add it to the outside. Anyway, something like that. And I will cut it a little bit more to size, a little bit better. I'm going to decide where I want it. I like kinda like it behind. And this seems to be the most appropriate place to have it. Or I could make it sideways. I happy birthday. And I could always add the name here. I'll go with that and I'll cut little bit more of this one. This kind of a lot of space on the outside. So just play around with it. As you can see. I don't have it totally planned out. I'm just figuring it out as I go. The most important things that you're happy with it. I don't want to forget to erase my lines here. If a way, the roughness of it, even here slightly, you don't see it very much, but it just looks cleaner without the pencil. Okay, so I was going to have a think something like this. Because my clue, even easier to take off after in case I want to change my mind. Happy Birthday, bit more here in the center. If you want, you can even make a little border. Oops. Keeps coming off the lines. Like looking a little bit rough like this. Try catch here to helps your lettering to kind of pop out a little bit more, I think. And then we have our special little happy birthday sign that we made and created all ourselves as we learn to draw the little funny characters. So I hope that with this project you can get even more ideas of how to use your art. Anyway. Thank you for joining me for this course. And I hope to see you again soon.