I’m illustrating a book for a friend and coming near the end of the illustration phase. Of course, it’s a cat book, and I’ve been so intently working on it I thought I’d post my favorite two.
The author is a big fan of Clare Turlay Newberry, and I had initially worked out a few sketches in a style closer to hers, but when I worked farther into the book the illustrations had much more detail and that wonderful soft charcoal style just wouldn’t support what we needed. I cast about for another medium and came back to pencil. All those daily sketches have paid off.
Cranberry, the subject, is a Siamese cat, long and angular. The above sketch is called “Cranberry is disgruntled”.