'Two Cats: Troy and Tab Hunter', Acrylic on Canvas, 12" x 24"
This is a new pet commission for Jan, featuring Troy and Tab Hunter, her favorite cats!
Started out with a solid pencil sketch and then built up all of the values in black and white first, afterwards adding colors using matte mediums for transparent color layers and finally highlights with pure color.
Fun fact for this particular painting: After selecting my main source and sending Jan a pic of the pencil sketch on the canvas, she pointed out out that in this particular shot, Troy in the back was holding Tab down, and Tab was getting ready to bolt. Since normally they are best buds, I used secondary references of a happier Tab, and widened his eyes as I progressed with the painting.
Your can see the gradual changes in Tab's eyes from pic #4-8, after the 3 photo references.
Check out my main source images, as well as the step by step process I took below:
Thanks for checking my work out, you guys! Please feel free to share your thoughts below.
Andrew Carson is a local Bay Area artist with a focus on Science Fiction and Fantasy artwork, as well as landscapes, animal and pet portraits!