The next step in this drawing was to add the fur. I made a choice to use black paper to draw a black cat. That can pose some interesting problems. Because the fur and paper are the same color, you cannot really draw black on black and expect to see anything, so you’re going to be focusing on using the highlights, the white areas that reflect light. Also, you will want to focus on the different shades within the black because the fur isn’t actually truly black, it is more different ranges of browns and greys.
Here, I started to define the nose, the mouth, and the whiskers. Also, I added dark umber to the darker areas of the face to add some depth and realism. Fur isn’t one or two flat colors, it is a combination of many shades, so the more colors you can add, the more realistic the look will be.
I hope you are all enjoying this tutorial and please let me know if you have any questions on the process. Do you enjoy drawing fur? What are some hurdles you face trying to render fur?
And here is the finished product: