Monthly Archives: April 2016

Cat Portrait – British Shorthair Kitten in Charcoal

British Shorthair Kitten Gizmo
I have just finished the black and white drawing of British Shorthair kitten “Gizmo”. He was drawn in charcoal, size A5 – so this is a rather small head study. No problem though, I can still capture a lot of the fine detail.

I don’t get to do many cat portraits in charcoal so this was fun! Gizmo’s Mum is very happy with the drawing. Gizmo is all grown up now so this is a special portrait for her.

Here’s a couple of scans of the work in progress:

Gizmo drawing pencil outline

I always draw the eyes first, they’re the most important feature.

Gizmo drawing work in progress

Check out my cat portrait gallery for some examples of cat paintings in pastels, including British Shorthair Cats Chini, Bertie, Harry and Al Capone!