Ah, these late summer/early autumn mornings when the sun, at a lower angle, fills the upstairs with light for the first time in months.
Giuseppe was enjoying a sunbath and in the contrast of bright sun and deep shadow with black cat, all I could really see were his highlights and his eyes. It’s an exercise to leave your subject as negative space when subjects are usually positive elements, and to work the negative space or background along with just enough detail to describe the shape of your subject, kind of like thinking in reverse.
I didn’t realize I was out of black paper, so I used forest green, which actually confused me while I was drawing on it—I wanted it to be darker. Also, is not so dark as I would like for the effect, but I think it comes across well enough.
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