Weekend Art Challenge – Cats & Kittens

In this Weekend Art Challenge, we will embark on a delightful journey into the enchanting world of cats and kittens. Your challenge is to capture the irresistible charm and unique personalities of cats and kittens. From serene cat portraits to playful kitten scenes, let your creativity flow!

Tips and Ideas:

  1. Choose Your Cat: Decide whether you want to focus on majestic adult cats or adorable little kittens. You can choose one cat subject or create a composition with multiple cats interacting.
  2. Express Emotion: Cats and kittens have a wide range of emotions, from calm and content to playful and mischievous. Use their body language, eyes, and expressions to convey their feelings in your artwork.
  3. Capture Their Unique Traits: Each cat has its unique features and markings. Pay attention to the patterns in their fur, the shape of their eyes, and their whiskers, as these details add character to your feline subjects.
  4. Explore Various Poses: Experiment with different poses and activities to create diverse artwork. You can paint a cat lounging in the sun, a kitten playing with a ball of yarn, or a curious feline exploring its surroundings.
  5. Play with Colours: Cats come in a variety of colours and coat patterns. Use a vibrant or muted colour palette to match the personality of your furry models. Consider using pastel shades for a soft and dreamy effect or bold colours for a dramatic flair.
  6. Focus on Textures: Use different brush strokes and texturing techniques to capture the softness of their fur, the smoothness of their whiskers, and the glint in their eyes.
  7. Tell a Story: Create a narrative within your artwork by showing the interaction between cats and their environment. Whether it’s a playful kitten chasing a butterfly or a cat enjoying a quiet moment by the window, let your art tell a story.

The idea of these challenges is to help students improve their skills by drawing, painting and creating regularly.

So try to submit work that you have created specifically for the challenge – or course work you are currently creating for your art course. Sometimes our challenge themes cross over with what students are learning. Our challenges are great practive for your coursework too!

Remember to submit your artwork to us via email if you would like it posted on our blog next week.

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All of the photos we post on our London Art College Weekend Challenges are copyright free. Feel free to use the artwork you produce however you wish. If you would like your artwork posted here on our blog, email it to Melanie at techsupport@londonartcollege.co.uk. If you have any Weekend Challenge requests let us know too! Best of luck and happy drawing and painting!

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