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20 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. 1 Skillshare Class Intro

    • 2. Class Supplies

    • 3. Using The Template

    • 4. Cat #1 Layer 1

    • 5. Cat #1 Layer 2

    • 6. Cat #1 Layer 3

    • 7. Cat #1 Layer 4

    • 8. Cat #1 Layer 5

    • 9. Cat #2 Layer 1

    • 10. Cat #2 Layer 2

    • 11. Cat #2 Layer 3

    • 12. Cat #2 Layer 4

    • 13. Cat #3 Layer 1

    • 14. Cat #3 Layer 2

    • 15. Cat #3 Layer 3

    • 16. Cat #3 Layer 4

    • 17. Cat #3 Layer 5

    • 18. Cat #3 Layer 6

    • 19. 19 Whiskers & Highlights

    • 20. 20 Skillshare Class Wrap Up

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About This Class

Watercolor Cat Face is a beginner level painting class designed to create simple cat faces using basic techniques. In class, three cat faces will be demonstrated using techniques such as wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, blending, and fur like brush strokes.

Class Downloads include a Class Supply List , a Class Template to assist in creating a sketch and a Class Reference Photo Sheet with nine cat images.

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Daniela Mellen

Artist & Author


I'm an artist and author living in coastal Florida and surrounded by plants, animals, marine life, and the warm sun - all things that inspire me.

I am drawn to creating things and love to get lost in projects. Each day is a opportunity to learn something new, build on existing skills, and branch out to new ones. I was formally trained as a educator which is my passion and incorporating art into teaching makes my life complete.

I upload art classes every Friday, here on Skillshare. You'll see handmade books, memory keeping, watercolor, acrylic paint, unique art supplies, and photography composition. Thanks for joining me and I look forward to seeing your work.

Check out my blog for additional info on my website danielamellen.com or my YouTube Channel for additional c... See full profile

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1. 1 Skillshare Class Intro: Hello, I'm Daniella Melon and author and artist. Today's class watercolor Cat Face is a beginner watercolor class using basic supplies and simple techniques. I'll demonstrate three cat faces, but with the template provided you can create lots of variations to make your own illustration. We'll start by sketching our image. UNWTO watercolor paper. Select either the short haired or long haired variety, then add your features to make either a grumpy cat or a happy cat. Use cross eyes or a smiling face. Have fun selecting your colors to create your cat. Face Pain layers to build up your image and you'll be happily surprised with the final results. In the final lesson, I'll show variations to create different cat breeds and for patterns. Choose your design and begin painting for your class project. Create your own cat faced and post a photo of your work in the project section. Be sure to follow me here on skill share to get notified of future classes. Please consider leaving a review and thanks for watching. Now let's get started 2. Class Supplies: the supplies for our watercolor cat face class includes some five by seven watercolor paper . This is £140. I have my template, which you can download that includes the cat face shapes as well as some features. There's also additional download that's optional of nine different cat faces. And in case you don't have a cat in your life that you'd like to illustrate, you can use one of these for reference. I use a white gel pen when my painting is complete. Pencil an eraser to sketch. My image will need a light source for that to trace it, and by that a window will work or light pad as well. I have three brushes and ate a four and a one, so have a very fine tipped 10.1 and then two medium size ones. My jug of water, my water color pigments and will include a list of the ones I using class on a separate download for class supplies and then just a paper towel to blot my images. In the next chapter, we'll go over using the template 3. Using The Template: to use the template. I put my template down on my light source and this is a light pad. But you can use a window, anything with light coming in from the bottom. And then I just select which cat face image. I'd like to use either the long haired cat or they just a cute little shorthaired cat. I put my paper right on top, and then I can see the outline, and I just trace around it very lightly. I don't want to scratch the paper with the pencil, and from here, you could be as precise as you'd like. So if you want to go in there and tidy apps and images or some lines, go right ahead. Once you have your outline done, then you want to add your features so you can choose. There are four different cat eyes here that you can use, and you could make up your own in addition. But then you just put the eyes right on that paper where you'd like them to go. So for here, I'm just gonna put this very simple one, and I'm just gonna create the outline on my template. It's the eyes, air filled in, but I'll fill those in as I go with my painting. Then I'll choose the mouth I want. And I have three of those happy cat, a little kind of grumpy cat and then a long, longer muzzle there. So I'll just choose the one I want, put it down on my paper and trace around that, and from here, the next stage will be painting our image. 4. Cat #1 Layer 1: So for my first cat face, I'm gonna make a nice, patchy face with some dark patches on white for so to do this and just gonna take my water and water down patches of face here and I'm gonna leave the bottom here, the chin white, and I'm gonna leave the nose and the eyes white as well. That all makes my color. I'm gonna take some of this black and then I'm gonna mix it with some Prussian blue Still gives a black look, but it's not flat. And then I'm gonna take just a little bit of orange with that. So now still was my large brush. I'm just gonna go and create the patches here. Just gonna drop in color and it looks very blue right now the water is making it run. It's a little dry lighter. And I gotta like that look, And this is just our first layer of our patches face here. Come over here and create just a little bit of the cat face shape for the outline and then just dab in some patches and I'll do this over here is well on the ear. Rinse my brush and now pick up just the slightest bit of pigment and I'll go on finish creating that shape of the ear in the outline. Here, do this on this side as well, the top and right here underneath one more time, I'll rinse my brush and right here on the edge. I want to just blend this edge out a little, just so it's not harsh anywhere, and then I'll let this layer completely dry. 5. Cat #1 Layer 2: to work on our second layer and go to use the same brush. And I'm gonna take the color in our palate, add some water to reignite it and add a little more of this black. So I want this one to be more of a grey. It dried nice and blue beautiful color, but I want this one to be less blue. Okay, so it still has some blue in it, but it's more gray, which I like That look gonna come in with a sharp point on this brush, and it's not gonna be terribly sharp, but sharpest, I can get this big brush here, the number eight, and I'm just gonna put some more patches. They're gonna be much smaller than the first layer, but this will create an additional layer. And I I think that look will be a very attractive on this cat. Pick up some more. I just put in some more layers here and there. Go off the white off the color and onto the white a little bit just to create some variation. Any areas that may have dried to, um, precise or two sharp. I'll go in there and drop in a little color as well. Switch to my smallest brush. And with that same color that we next hear this gray could just create an outline very lightly around the edge of the cat here, and I'll turn my paper around. It'll bleed in some of the areas that are already wet, just trying to create a nice base going over the pencil marks we created, but again, a very thin and light hand. Then, while I have this little brush out, I'm just gonna make a few little patches with really coming to, like little brush strokes here and there and again. This adds a little texture. It creates a little more of this dark color on our face as well, and I'll let this layer dry. 6. Cat #1 Layer 3: for 1/3 layer. I want to take my number four brush and I want to add very, very pale color almost undetectable on some of these white areas on the face. So I put a little water on my palette and a little gray, and then it may be another brush full of water. So I'll pick up was very light color, and I'll just dab it in certain areas of the face that are left white again. I don't mind brushstrokes. I just don't want any straight lines, no squares or rectangles, just some brush strokes here and there. I'll go over some of the areas as well with this gray that are the latest shade of blue. So the first shade we put down just to tie it in that I'm gonna rinse my brush and switch to my number one brush and pick up some of this very dark black, put a lot of it on my palette over here and one brush full of the blue black that we made blue gray really the term paper to the side. And I'm gonna create the eye here and just the round shape. So create the outline just like that. Then I'll go in there and kind of carve out more of a rounded shape. And then I want to leave a highlight. If I don't leave a highlight, I can go over it with a white gel pen. So those are my options. But I'm gonna just start with a highlight the metal deposit pigment. I'll switch to my other eye, try and recreate the size, coordinating that. Oh, put in my highlight and then I'll feel that shape. I'm leaving a few spots of white on the I not too many, but I just don't want it to be filled in. It was a stamp there. I had my eyes done. I'm gonna wait to do any of the features the the eyebrow here, or the mouth or the nose until I know that that layer behind it is dry. But I'm gonna take a little bit of paint on my brush here. I'm just gonna create a few small little patches of dark color just around the face. Stick to an odd number. Some areas will dry darker than others, and that gives a nice shadow to the patch. Don't do this until I feel I've had enough to one more, maybe right here, and we'll let this layer completely dry. 7. Cat #1 Layer 4: So now I want to work on the nose a little bit. My smallest brushing would take a little bit of this. Red here is parallel in red, and I'm gonna mix a little of this hands a yellow in with it. I get kind of a peachy color. Gonna makes a teeny bit of this brilliant pink. And with that as well, they would have a very soft color Pale orange gonna go in there. Just do my outline. My nose. Once I have the outline done, I'll go in there and dip my brush in water and blend those edges make the color go out, run around and I get a kind of a pale knows there Got a rinse my brush and dry It will take some more black on my palette in the brush full of water A little more pigment and making these sharp point and I'll work on that mouth. Gonna leave a little space between the end of the nose and this little mouth that I want to create And then I'm just gonna pull the lines down for the mouth, Put my paper to the side. I'm gonna do the same thing on the eyes. Here it is to complete, um, following the guidelines that I made with my pencil. I'll let this layer dry, we'll come back and add a little background. 8. Cat #1 Layer 5: for my background to take my Lawrence brush Just gonna do a little outline Leaving a little dry space between my outline and my cat face to go all the way around Just creating like a little vignette So I've saturated the paper making a halo around my calf face the same shape Really I'm gonna mix my color for a little water on my palette A little more this hands a yellow I'll put a little more of apparel in red Here is well, I get a nice orangey color but over its my brush make another puddle of that yellow It's a little water and just take a little bit of the brush color from that color remix that orangey color. So no, I have two shades of it with my lightest color. I'm gonna go and just trace that outline that we did that halo in a very loose way, leaving the paper dry just around our cat face. So now we have a layer of water. We're not coloring it in completely that we put down at first and now just the tiniest of this light pigment. I'll go around it again after I have completed one go around with a pigment, and I'll just pull in the pigment a little closer to the face, still leaving a dry area. But just pulling it that much closer that will rinse my brush, pull a lot of the water off of it, and then just make sure it blends out so that there's no harsh edge at all. Switch to my smallest brush in. I'm gonna pick up some of that darker pigment. Bring it right up close to the cat face and the two pigments will blend the lighter color that we put down first and then our little halo right up close to our cat face. I'm working quickly so that my pigment doesn't have a chance to dry the light color we put down. If it does, I'll just re wet it. And it's a very subtle look in. The colors blend beautifully into one another, almost seamlessly, and it's just a subtle look over here. I can see that my pigment ran my light color so I'll just go in there, blend that out a little more with some clear water, and there we have our first cat face. Patches here will let this later dry. Next chapter will start our second cat face 9. Cat #2 Layer 1: for a second cat face. I've modified the template a little bit. I've given some eyelashes, some cat eyes here to this. And then I After I drew my nose and mouth, I just drew some circles around here to make kind of the jowls of the cat just a slight variation. And I did this in pencil, and i'll either erase it or paint over it during the course of our painting. Now I want to make an orange striped cat here, so I'm gonna go. And just with my brush, I'm gonna just paint a light coat of water everywhere over the eyes and everywhere except the nose and that little mouth area that I made. So I'll go underneath it. Just wedding my paper. Then I'm gonna mix a light color here, and I'll take some of this hands a yellow over a 1,000,000 who so I have a nice little orange color here, makes one brush full of water, so it's pretty light, and then I'm gonna go in here and just drop in pigment gotta work on creating the outline of the face and I'm gonna go over everything except that knows. And that mouth area. I'm not worrying about getting everything 100% full of pigment. I do like to get my outline. So after I have my outline done, dip my brush and water, pick up a little more pigment, and then I'll just drop it in trying to create the outline of the nose and that mouth area . And that's what's key for me today. But I don't mind leaving areas dry in the paper. Then we'll go in, rinse my brush, pull off the water so I have not a completely dry brush but much drier. And I'll just pick up some of that pigment while it's damp. And this will help create some of those drier areas and some variation just rolling my brush. It's nice and big, so I can pick up some of the pigment and we'll let this layer completely dry. 10. Cat #2 Layer 2: So now that our first layers dry, I'd like to start adding our striping could take some of the color that was on my pallet and add a little more of vermillion Hue to that. I'm gonna mix in some of this deep yellow mixer brush full of water and then create a sharp point with my brush. And now I'm gonna make the stripes and the stripes and the cat are kind of important the direction they go. So I'm going to start center the top here, and I'm gonna start just off centre to my left, and I'm just gonna pull a loose stripe down towards the nose and I want the base of it where it meets the top of the head to be a thicker than the bottom. And I'll do the same thing opposite here as well. And I like to make some kind of rough marks here, so it doesn't look like a perfectly straight line. This'll tip my brush. I'll go in between them and create a little line again. I'll go back and make it a little wider at the base. Then I'll come here and make some shorter lines underneath the ears coming down and I'll take my brush and just kind of flick up top here on the inside of the ears. And again, this is a light color. It will dry light. Gotta go right to the top. Just add some color. I'm gonna take my brush. Kind of create a sharp point. Must as I can and I'll go from the inside of the eye and just down a little bit. I'll do that on both sides, and from there I'm gonna pull some stripes underneath the eyes echoing the shape of the I was open and then I'll create some stripes this way as well. Going out, pull some stripes and then underneath it I'm just gonna come down long here, just like this on the side of the face. I'm gonna pull some stripes just up in the direction going out and then I'll come in and I'm just gonna kind of create a little bit of a shadow. A darker area on the edge. Pull my color down a little, Just the top. Gonna switch brushes to my smaller brush, Pick up a little of that pigment and I'll create the outline on my face make light strokes all the way around. Then we'll take that brush and starting on the outside, I'm gonna work my way in again, White just on the outside and narrower as I go in, We'll do this couple of stripes on either side of the face, maybe three. Take my brush and I'm gonna just get a very carefully makes him stripes from the inside right of the base of the nose going out and I'll connect these stripes over here is well, going to take my brush. I'm just gonna make some dots in this light orange here, just on this little area over here of the mouth and with the same color. I'm gonna go and create a light layer on the nose. So make the outline, dip my brush and water and just blend that out so it becomes very pale and I'll let this layer completely dry. 11. Cat #2 Layer 3: So now that my layer is dry, I want to go in here and mix and even deeper orange. So I'm gonna reignite what I have left in my palette or it could mix up a little more and I'm gonna mix it in with some of this Van Dyke brown, and this still preserves the orange, but makes it still warm and just darker. So it's not glowing orange. It's just a deeper color. Here, go pick some of my brush. And with a sharp point, I'm gonna echo the shape of the initial stripes we put down. But I'm gonna do it might not much something all their scale just like this, then to take my brush and just pull that color down like little hair strokes do the same thing in the center, always going thicker at where at the top of the head. And I'm gonna overlap all the layers that I did on our first time making the stripes. And I'm just introducing some of this light, this darker color. But in smaller areas, it's as if we we created shadows first and now we're going in to make the actual object that created the shadows over here. I'm just gonna make brushstrokes. And then from our stripes on the side, I'll just create another layer on top. You can do this layer as many times as you want, as many as you'd like, and it adds a lot of depths to our painting. Gonna come over here, just pull a few hairs over here by the nose. Then we make a little puddle of this color on the side and add a little more of that Van Dyke brown. Get it nice and deep. And with a very sharp point, I'm going to go over my eyes, turn my paper. If it's easier, could you the same thing here? The mouth and I'm using this color instead of black. You can use black if you like. I think with this cat in the coloring, the brown, the rich, warm brown is a nice effect, and we'll let this layer dry. We'll come back and work on the nose 12. Cat #2 Layer 4: that'll work on the nose and the mouth here gonna do my mouth first. I'm gonna take a little water, my palate and a little of the sepia Very light. I want a very subtle effect. I'm just gonna create the outline. And again, I'm choosing this color instead of gray or black just because I like the warmer colors with this painting. But you can use whatever colors work for you. And then I'm gonna rinse my brush, removed most of the water and just blend out the edge a little bit. So I still want a shadow. But I don't want really want a harsh edge. I'll take a little more of that color and go underneath the mouth, creating just a little more shadow as well. And I'm gonna mix a little color for the nose to take more of this brilliant pink and just one brush full of that color that we mixed for the, um stripes, the darker color. I'm gonna deposit some of that color that all prince my brush. Remove the water yet again and blend out that color go in deposit a little more then Lastly , I just want to add a little outline. It's with a wet brush. I'll go around the edge of my face going up close to the face. I don't want to read, Um, ignite the water color, but reinvigorated. But I do want to get very close to the edge. And then with my smaller brush, it's gonna take a little cerulean blue here. And I'll mix in a little of this ultra marine blue as well, not just dropping a little bit of this color right around the edge just to give a halo a little glow. Rinse might brush. Remove some of the water and just blend out that edge. Go back in on certain areas, deposit a little more color, and there we have our second cat face. 13. Cat #3 Layer 1: So now for our third cat, I drew the long hair template I put the eyes in, and after I put the eyes in, I drew the round part of the eyes. So I just made little lines here to indicate that for the eyeball. So I'm gonna start here. I'm gonna makes my color first. And I'm gonna take water my palate and then some yellow Oakar and I'm gonna mix this with a little of the van dyke brown. So I want more of a cool color than we used in our orange cat That all rinse my brush and I'm gonna put water on my palate with my brush. I'm gonna do the ears and avoid the eyes, and I'm gonna avoid the entire knows I'm gonna make, like, a triangle from in between the eyes all the way down. So I'm gonna just kind of wet the left and the right hand side of the paper, avoiding the whole middle area. Then we have switched to my smaller brush my number four brush. I'll pick up some of this pigment and starting on the left hand side. I'm just gonna create my first layer, so I'm just gonna drop in the pigment, creating the shape of the long haired face and then just adding some splotches of color again, not worrying about filling in the entire image. I do want to go right around the eyes and pull that color up and right below the ice and pull it down. Come over here, do the same thing on this side of the face, create my outline, go around my eye and then just deposit some pigment switch to my smallest brush. Well, I'm here, make a little puddle of water and make uneven, lighter tone of that same calorie mixed. And I'm just gonna create the outline underneath on the areas that we left dry. And I'm just gonna put in a little bit of brushstrokes, kind of all heading down diagonally from the center. I'll do the same thing up here when I have that puts more water on my brush and just lighten up that color we put down and I'll let this layer completely dry. 14. Cat #3 Layer 2: for our next layer. I want to go in there and color of the eyes with my brush. My smallest brush, my number one brush I'm gonna color everywhere in the eyes except for Theis Inner Triangle here that I made. So just the eyeball is what I really want a color colored it with water first. And then I'm gonna make some ultra marine blue on my palette a little cerulean blue. And then I'm going to start in the center, putting my color down and then just blending it out as I go around the eyeball dipping my brush into water. So I want the center of the eyeball to have the most pigment. After I have that, I'll move onto the second I and do the same thing. Come back in, pick up a little more pigment and drop it in the center of the eye for now. And I'll let this layer dry 15. Cat #3 Layer 3: So now I erased the outline here. So the pencil on the outline is gone, and I want to go in there right away and create that outline with the pigment. So I'll reinvigorate the color for my palate with my smallest brush and create that outline just with a sharp point Light strokes Gonna make that longhaired edge we have create the nice little talk some by the years and just continue all the way down the side of the face . So once we have that, I want to take some of that light color the light version we put in the center here. And I'm just gonna go in and fill right in the center of those eyes. Gonna take a little his brilliant pink, Put it on my palette along with a little bit of this parallel in red. Take a little bit of cerulean blue in with that just to tone it down a bit. And I'm going to just paint the bottom of this nose. After I added my pigment, I'll take a wet brush and blend that pigment out staying all within the lines of that we traced here for the nose it takes more of that pink, full strength color here, deposit a little bit in the base of the nose and then follow right down on the mouth, creating a first layer for the mouth here, and we'll let this layer completely dry. 16. Cat #3 Layer 4: So now that are layers dry, but it take my number four brush and make some color. I'm gonna take some of this Van Dyke brown to put it down on my palette, and I'm gonna make some sepia in with that. I'll take one brush full of whatever remains from this color the yellow ochre color remixed . And now with my smallest brushing gonna pick up my pigment and I'm going to start in the center here overlapping this little border that we made and I'm just gonna make brushstrokes. I'm gonna point them up to the top of the head just like this and some are gonna go one way . So we're gonna go the other. I just don't want to create parallel lines. Then I'm gonna move over to the other side and do the same thing moving up the head here. And then when I get to the center, I'm gonna pull those lines up a swell go back and just kind of balance it out so that one side isn't particularly longer than the other. Then I'm gonna come here, create this around my eye, and then on the bottom here, I'm gonna make pull my brush strokes around the eye Gonna follow that shape we created all the way down and I'll do the same thing over here So I pull the births strokes down around the eye and then I pulled more brush strokes down the shape of the face. I'm gonna start with my right eye here, right at the top here, and I'm gonna pull brushstrokes all the way to the side and I'm gonna lead and combine them underneath the eye. I'm gonna create kind of a triangle going down here with my border. So make my border first, and then I'll add more for all the hairs going to the outside. I'll do the same thing on this side. Start at the top of the I kind of fleck the hair this way and I'll continue this underneath the eye. Always the hair brushing to the outside. Then I'll continue adding births, strokes, always going to the outside of the face. Go back to the other side just to balance it out and I'll start right here in the center of the I gotta pull some hairs up and I'll do the same thing on this side. Then I'm gonna take another layer, pull it up towards the centre, working my way up. As I go on both sides, we take my brush, start in the center of the ear here or the end of the year here and make a nice long strokes going the length of the year. Get more pigment on my brush and just pull that color up over to the center of the year to continue those long strokes of hair. I'll do the same thing on this side. Pull one out here to match, make smaller a little hair on the end of the year. And I'm gonna rinse my brush, pick up some more of this yellow Oakar, and I can mix it a new if I want at a little Van Dyke Brown to that. And then I'm gonna come here just behind the first layer we put down behind the eye and pull up more hair. And I'll do that on this side as well. I'm always going back and forth to try and balance them out. Gonna pull more pigment right to the end. And as I get to the end, I'm gonna pull that hair down following the shape we made of the face right here in the center. I'm gonna pull all that hair up and go over those little dark toughs. We made just a little bit of hair into the years. I would take that darker color and just outlined that year. We'll come in here and I can see it's not really balanced on this side. I'm gonna pick in this part up a little. Well, let this layer dry. 17. Cat #3 Layer 5: So now, my face, I want to have a very light layer of hair here, and it's gonna be a much cooler color, so I'm gonna make some water. My palate just had a little bit of this black. Don't want it to be very dark. Gonna take my smallest brush. And this is the part that's kind of important with the direction of the hair is I want from the nose up, I'm going to start and make two parallel lines. Just little flecks of hair all going to the top just like this. It's just a slight shadow. And then I'm gonna go in and fill in those lines again, flicking more hair, all going up to the top, then on the side of the nose. The hair is gonna be kind of curving around, going towards the I just like that and I'll do the same thing on this side. Go back over here. The hair is gonna be coming down, and then finally over here, gonna start going outside and underneath the mouth, go back in. My hair is always going from the mouth out. And then I'll rinse my brush and blend over this because we only used a little bit of pigment. Most of it will have dried on the white paper, but this will just blend some of it out. Then we'll take a little more That pigment and right at the base here could just pull some hair down, going over the face and over that edge again, following the direction of the edge we created. Gonna come in here Makesem, dark black, a little bit of water. And we're gonna make the darkness on the eyes here. Really gonna emphasize the shape. And I'm gonna go in, fill it all up, and then I'll add with my gel pen After it dries a little highlight again. I want the shapes to match. Good. Mix a little of that black with that darker color. And I'm just gonna flick a few little dark hairs around the eyes and on this tuft of hair and we'll let this layer dry 18. Cat #3 Layer 6: before we finish, I want to take a little of this blue here. This that we did for the eyes at a little more ultra marine blue to it. And with a very sharp point, I want to bring dark color up top here. So I'm just gonna go around the top, create that line, rinse my brush and just so it's a damp gonna go and blend it out I want more darkness up top and it to fade as it goes down the I So I'll come in there and do that again Deposit a little more pigment, rinse my brush and then blend it down. That'll do the same thing on this side of the eye. Darkest color up top Rinse my brush and have that color come down just like that. Gonna pick up some of that read invigorate that knows color that we used. Just create that little outline, Add a little more pigment. So it has a nice darker color and again reinvigorated blended out. So it's not harsh anywhere with my large brush just gonna go out line with wet Clearwater the face and then with my smallest brush, I'm gonna take some of the cerulean blue. Mix it with whatever's on my palette and just create that outline, do a little at a time, blended out and continue all the way around. And I'll speed this part up for you. And there we have our third cat face in the next chapter will put on some whiskers and work on highlights on all three cats. 19. 19 Whiskers & Highlights: so whiskers are completely optional and you could use a permanent marker to make them or I'm just gonna use some black paint here. So put a little water on my palette in some black paint, make very sharp point with my brush, and then I'm just gonna create some whiskers. You could have them hanging off the face or you could have them all inside the face. It's up to you. I'd like to do just three on each side, and then I just try and match them more or less. And by that I mean, I don't want TEM um I don't want to do three off the page and three on the page or, um, three short ones, three long ones. I just more or less want them to match just like that. Then I'll come over here because we used Brown's. I'm gonna actually mix just some sepia to do his whiskers, since nothing else was really harsh on him. Um, and dark like that. I don't want to change that up. And for him, I'm gonna have his whiskers come from inside here. So, just again. Do you like three or so? I'll go in thicken, Those not belittle. And those are quite lopsided for our last one. I'll take the black and I'll just create Just looks, um, wispy whiskers here, just like that, these two are also lopsided. Spend a little more time creating that to match. So over here, gonna go back in train, salvage this a little just like that. So it's not perfect. It does have a little character, though, you know, I can highlight in the area that I want with just a white gel pen. These highlights came out really well, so I'll leave them. And I just put a little highlight on the nose. And over here, I just want to highlight a little bit in the eyes, just like that. And that's up to you. What you want to do in the next chapter will go over some variations and class wrap up 20. 20 Skillshare Class Wrap Up: So here we have the three cats we need in class using the template. There are slightly variations on each other. We have our original cat with patchy for are striped cat with wonky whiskers and then our third cat with long hair kind of an interesting effect. There are many variations you can get by using the template. I want to show you some that I've created. So here we have some more variations on the cats I created in class. We have Siamese. More of a patch is designed with just one color and long haired and then just a solid fund . Color the purple cat again, using all the templates that came with class, you can create lots of variations. I also created another fun one where I did multiple cat faces on one image. So that's something else you can consider, And I tied it all together with that just a solid background color and lastly class. We used 100 and £40 paper. A painting here with this is £300 paper. It's really stiff, little more expensive than £140 paper. But if you're looking for in the image, that's or a paper where you can create an image that's very stiff than the £300 paper is a great choice. So I created the long haired face, and I wanted to cut it out and use them as ornaments. So here I have one that I painted shorthaired rounded face using the patchwork effect, and I just punched a hole and on a string on it to hang it. So we're back to our three main images that we did in class today. I hope you'll try your hand at one of these images and see how you enjoy the process or actually try a whole fleet of cats. Thank you for watching the class. And be sure to follow me here on skill share to get notified future classes and please consider leaving your review. Thanks for watching No.