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Animal study: drawing cats


Animal study: drawing cats.

When it comes to drawing cats, it's all about defining the central shapes.
The basic shapes.
Those shapes that differentiate cats from dogs or tigers instantly.
This is the most important step.
Before we even talk about fur styles or different cat breeds.

I have created you here a little video that is part of my first lesson of this class, focusing on the outlines and characteristics of cats.

We are analyzing the characteristics of the cat by starting with basic shapes and outlines, that help us to focus on the main traits without getting distracted by eyes, mouth or fur.

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Only some traits are necessary to make an animal recognizable.

So this is the basic idea of studying cats in a very basic and fundamental way. No details, no eyes, no fur. It's the main shape of the cat, that counts and that learns us a lot about the characteristics of these animals.

Focus Class: Cat Study
Barbara Baumann Illustration

About the Author

Hallo, I'm an award-winning illustrator and drawing tutor from Austria. After great experiences in the Marketing and Database sector, I finally realised that I simply need to follow my enthusiasm and fascination for drawing and illustrating.  

What fascinates me most, is this way to communicate without using any words. So expressive, so global. And this leads me to my second fascination about drawing: the exchange with others, with you! In my drawing courses I simply love to see the enormous developments of each participant - initiated by exchange and practice. That's what I like to do here, too. 

The idea for this blog comes from the bottom of my heart: to get you close to drawing and to show you that you too can draw #drawinggang  It's all about learning to feel the drawing!

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