Pet Portrait – “Spinning Yarn”

Spinning Yarn_LM

“Spinning Yarn” is that moment just before chaos. When a curious kitten finds an unsuspecting ball of yarn. The back curved, the ears are alert, and the tail is twitching…let the mayhem begin.

This pet portrait was a playful experiment with textures and colored pencils. The cat’s fur changes from delicate soft wisps around the face and tip of the tail to rough patches on the back. The slightly reflective and grained wooden floor is another play on texture while the green yarn completes the image. With all the busy lines and movement in the lower half of the drawing, I decided to keep the back wall smooth to give the eye a place to rest.


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