Join Von Glitschka for an in-depth discussion in this video Day 1 solution: The cat's meow, part of 21-Day Drawing Challenge.
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Wait a minute. Are you watching this movie before you draw your first daily challenge? I hope not. I want you to approach each daily challenge with a fresh creative perspective. I don't want you being influenced by how I may have approached it. So if that's the case, then I encourage you to hit pause now and draw your cat first. So how did your cat drawing come out? Did referencing photos help you define the drawing and ease the process? Let me show you how my cat drawing turned out.
So, like I will say throughout this course, I prefer drawing on notepads and that's where this specific drawing started from. I like to use Papermate flair pens. It's, I've been drawing with them long enough that I don't get hung up on making mistakes, so the more you use the pen, the more you're going to get comfortable with it. You can see the line work on here is thick and thin. And I just simply ink this out with my, Papermate Flayer. But then at, what I like to do at times is to, set that aside and then take a pencil.
And just do some, nice shading on it to work out some of the detailings. So you can see how I worked in the shading on his eyes. And I'll go back in, like on his jacket and I'll start adding in the, pin striping in this case and one important thing I should point out with my solution is that even though I asked you to draw a cat, it's okay to use your creative prerogative and decide to push that a little bit. In my case, I decided I wanted to draw a cat, aristocat if you want to put it that way, and have a little more fun, a little more levity with the theme.
And that's okay. That's the type of creative license that I expect you to take in each of the daily courses. So this is how my cat turned out. I look forward to seeing how your cat turned out. And make sure to share your drawing and use the hashtag #draw21days.
Von will assign you a drawing challenge for each day. Take the time you need to finish each challenge, and then watch the video where Von shares his own hand-drawn solution. There are no right answers here; his solutions should serve as inspiration! For more encouragement, look no further than the chapter on inspiring drawers. Each movie profiles a different artist, including people like Kate Bingaman Burt and Mattias Adolfsson. So, step up to the plate. You're just 21 days from a new creative habit. And don't forget to share your drawings via Twitter and Facebook! Use the hashtag #draw21days.