Steps for “Mousers”

This piece was done for the recent “Catmania!” charity event. This was a second attempt to do something cat related for the event. I had to abandon the first illustration when it no longer felt “right” to me. This was disappointing since I had already spent the better part of two weeks on it.

1. Rough sketches
2. Final sketch.
3. Basic vector shapes.
4. Color blocking.
5. Sally's hair and face shading in progress. Usually the most time consuming part of my work.
6. Head and shoulder kittens shading in progress.
7. Sally's shirt and sleeping kitten shading in progress.
8. Sally's arm and mouse shading in progress.
9. Final art with finished textures and shadows.
10. Final art in outline mode. 581 paths.