Blue Eyed Cat Face Colored Pencil Drawing & Video Of Alternative A2 Card Layouts

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Blue Eyed Cat Face Colored Pencil Drawing | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Here's my latest colored pencil drawing. I am enjoying the challenge of realistic drawings using colored pencils, a medium I have used very little in my crafting life.

For those of you who love to create artistic bits like I do, they make lovely focal pieces on handmade cards. I filmed an inspirational video showing how you can turn your art into handmade cards. Video length 23 min 10 sec.

So, for these first drawings, I am using YouTube for guidance. Here are the two videos I followed to create the two cat eye drawings used in my cardmaking video.

Blue eyed cat video tutorial: - she talks through a sped up coloring session, but doesn't elaborate in detil down to the color being used.
(I chose this video because the artist included the reference photo which is what I used in conjunction with her video)

Green eyed cat video tutorial: - no talking, but colors clearly noted as she changes them. Also reference image provided, but it is not a photo, it is one of her finished drawings.

My green eyed cat blog article with full supplies list:

Next, Here are the details on my blue eyed cat drawing.

Note: my cardmaking supplies are all from Stampin' Up!, the artist supplies are not from Stampin' Up! as SU does not carry they type of materials needed for what I am creating. Both types of supplies are listed below.

Now on to the fun stuff: Here's the specifics on the blue eyed cat drawing:

Paper used: Dura-lar matte drafting film cut down to 4 x 1 1/2" - I chose this paper because it is see-through, thick enough for lots of layering and you can color on both sides to ensure a deep, rich result. No matter the material you color on, there is a limit to the amount you can work them. I found that limit on the left cat eye, so I flipped the film over and was able to continue to finish what I was 'fixing' on the front. This film saved my drawing. If I'd used a thick paper, It would have been a bust.

Colored Pencils used as follows-

6901 Luminance 001 White - very light pressure in circular motions used to glaze the entire eye, used as the opaque white of the white reflections in the eye.
270 Warm Gray I - light pressure, circular motions, used as the base for both eyes, did not color the pupil or eye lid areas
175 Dark Sepia - eye lids and pupils
146 Skyblue - first layer light pressure irises minus highlight areas
246 Prussian Blue
155 Helio Turquoise
157 Dark Indigo
247 Mauve (actually a dark violet(

6901 Luminance 001 White - very light pressure in the fur direction to glaze and blend the fur colors
101 White
102 Cream
270 Warm Grey I & 272 Warm Grey II
175 Dark Sepia
179 Bisque
177 Walnut Brown
180 Raw Umbar

189 Cinnamon
175 Dark Sepia

If you do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator or are looking for a change, I would love to have the honor. I am an active YouTuber and blogger, here are some other Stampin' Up! web activities I have for you to check out:

  • Shop at my online store - 24 x 7. Don't miss the clearance rack with up to 70% off! Be sure to use the monthly host code (upper right nav) for FREE gifts!
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  • Check out my YouTube Channel! I have over 280 stamping and camping videos.
  • Consider signing up for the Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin kit each month, I publish a monthly video of alternative card ideas to inspire you as well as offer a rewards program for long term subscribers. 
  • Contact me for more information or assistance on any of your crafty needs, let me be your crafting angel.
Supplies Used In This Project: 

Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to leave comments or questions, I am here to help!


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