Cat Nipping | And Drawing Tutorial Steps

in art •  3 months ago  (edited)


What's the matter? Deer got your ear? :3

This is a flat color toony style pic for KobaltWolf featuring Kittyway. This was a pretty cute pic to do for them.

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Drawing Details

Art MediumDigital: Krita
Art ToolWacom Cintiq 13 HD
Art StyleToony
Level of DetailFlat Color
Background DetailSimple
SizeFull Body
DimensionsPortrait: 2048 x 2560
Date Completed2019-03-06

My Layer Layout

  • Foreground Folder
    • Whiskers layer
    • Lineart layer
    • Color Folder (Masked to Base Color layer.)
      • 1st Character Folder
        • Quaternary Color layer
        • Tertiary Color layer
        • Secondary Color layer
        • Primary Color layer
      • 2nd Character Folder
        • Quaternary Color layer
        • Tertiary Color layer
        • Secondary Color layer
        • Primary Color layer
    • Base Color layer
  • Background layer
  • Extra Sketch layer
  • Fine Sketch layer
  • Rough Sketch layer
  • Canvas Background layer (Neutral color like grey.)

  • Canvas Prep/Rough Sketch

    Layers Used:
    Canvas Background layer
    Rough Sketch layer

    To start if it's not already pre-setup, make a neutral colored canvas background. Then sketch in some rough sketches to plan for their bodies and poses.


  • Fine Sketch

    Layers Used:
    Fine Sketch layer

    After the roughs, sketch in the finer sketches over the roughes to detail the characters a little more.


  • Lineart

    Layers Used:
    Foreground Folder -> Lineart layer
    Foreground Folder -> Whiskers layer

    After client approval, lineart over the sketches.


  • Base Color

    Layers Used:
    Foreground Folder -> Base Color layer

    Use the contiguous "wizard" tool to select all areas outside of the characters' parameters, invert the selection, then fill in the area with a neutral color.


  • Primary Color

    Layers Used:
    Foreground Folder -> Color Folder -> Primary Color layer

    Carefully color in the characters with their primary colors in their respective folders making sure not to overlap colors in areas where they shouldn't.


Then mask the colors down.


  • Detail Color

    Layers Used:
    Foreground Folder -> Color Folder -> 1st Character Folder -> (Folder's color layers)
    Foreground Folder -> Color Folder -> 2nd Character Folder -> (Folder's color layers)

    Then add in the characters' other color details in their respective folders.


  • Background/Final Check/Final Result

    Layers Used:
    Canvas Background layer
    Background Shadows layer
    (Various layers)

    Whiten the canvas background and add in some random patterns or colors if you want.


Then I just check over the pic for any missing details or details that may need editing. Then the pic is done!

Thank you and hope you like the drawing. :)

Tommy © FA: Kittyway
Kobalt © Tw: KobaltWolf2016
Artwork by @bleuxwolf

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If you liked the content and found it helpful, an upvote and resteem will and always be greatly appreciated!

If you want to see more of these drawing and step-by-step tutorials, feel free to browse my channel and give me a follow to keep up to date with these my postings!

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This is beautiful. Some people really do have talent.

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Thank you Fredkese!

Starting to understand the layers and amount of work that go into each drawing now. Have always been amazed how artists start out and how they get to the end product. Your step by step guide shows how this is achieved and find it fascinating.


Thank you! Glad these are helping you understand the drawing process. :)

I'm always admiring your work while curating and I'm so glad it is recognized but curie. It's amazing to see the whole process from the start till the end. I've never tried digital drawing,can barely draw on paper but you're a real talent, your characters are so alive, so real. I love the texture of your drawing and the background is just perfect for it. Nice job!


Thank you Erikah! I’m happy to hear you enjoy my works as much as I enjoy sharing them and sharing my process with y’all. It’s a little weird when you draw digitally at first as you get use to the new media, but it’s enjoyable to do through it after you get the hang of it. I hope my tutorial can help you in your own drawings if you ever decide to getting into arting yourself. :)

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I'm always happy to see drawings and paintings as I'm learning to draw and these posts are helping and also motivating me. Digital drawing is especially interesting and I'm going to try it out one day, when I consider i made enough progress to invest in it. Till then, I'm going to enjoy your posts, tutorials and learn from them.
Thank you so much for the nice reply and for offering to help. Have a nice day :)


Sure thing! I hope you have a nice day as well!

Hehe..... The napping cat. Whenever I see this kitty character any where it just makes me think of a friend who always always worried me with drawing a cat.
Your artwork is really cute and shinning. I love your choice of colours and every detail on there. I had fun around your blog a day wait to learn more artwork from you soon

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Thank you Ferrate! :)


You are welcome

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Thank you!

Hahaha what a cute couple. One of them seems to be the grumpy one and the other is more of the affectionate type. Well done in illustrating their personalities :D.


Thank you Scrawly! Yeah, I think the cat wants to say that his hear is not grass to munch on. lol

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It's a cute scene and their eyes speak of the funny and friendly relation they have 😺 Well illustrated. Thanks for sharing.


Thank you @himalayannomad! Glad you like the pic.

Hahaha, dear.. that cat's expression is priceless :D He doesn't seem to be amused at all. I think he is close to turning around and punching him in the face :)

I love the background that you selected for this one. It's a nice blend of colors.

Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your curie vote. Yet another one :) YAY!


Probably so. lol Nipping is supposed to be a cat's thing.

And thank you! I'm glad to see folks and curie love the artwork. :)

Does he think he's Mike Tyson or what?


Maybe. lol Hopefully it just remains just a nibble.

  ·  3 months ago (edited)

Your character’s center of gravity is believable which is so important! I also like the color scheme, especially the character to the right with his rainbow hair against the black. Maybe the background could be edgier to complement his emo style.


Thanks Edouard! And hmm, yeah I probably could've chosen little better colors to compliment the characters. lol


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That is true and that is a good way to help others and yourself grow!

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