Overall, I’m rather pleased with how the cat generally turned out, although I think I probably made a lot more mistakes, percentage-wise, with this than with previous paintings. It was a lot harder too, but I like the subject matter more as well 🙂 I’m pleased with how the eye and the muzzle turned out, but the backside and legs (and really, the rest of the body) still needs work, for sure!
TK YT Pub Assignment video
Total time spent:
If I were to start this painting over right now, what would I do differently?
- Separate the brushes! I keep accidentally grabbing a shadows brush when painting lights. That pollutes the colors, over time.
- I think I need to create a habit where I always put shadows on the left of the table, and lights on the right, just like they are placed on the palette. I’ve been thinking of investing in a paintbrush holder at some point, just dangling them on the edge of the box or a random plastic thingamabobber is just asking for me to get my table dirty. Which I have. A few times. Luckily small enough splots that I could quickly wipe them up with a soapy rag.
- Also, try harder on the edges and corners of the background, I know it’s not AS important, but it’s still nice to have the skill of drawing a straight line when necessary.
This is the final painting I submitted for grading:
I submitted the assignment at around 1:18pm on Tuesday 5/24, and got a response at TK.
My Questions & Instructor Feedback
Lesson Video Notes
Date #, 2022
Notes on TK Assignment Name