I have been wanting to do something different than landscape, and since the weather has finally decided to do something itself I stayed in and practised my drawing. I love to draw with just pencil - - -but do get in a hurry and don't make wonderful finished pictures this way - - --I love color to much!!! It seems I can't wait to put them into color so this is a value map and helps get the color so much easier. I decided to use a different type of surface which does not allow for underpainting. This is suede matboard, in a reddish brown violet color. I used a white Seral paper to get my drawing onto the board.
It did seem to take a while for me to feel comfortable and get going on this. Judging the colors on this color of support was not easy it seems. Maybe as it was close to the colors in the cat itself. And here is the little nosey cat watching to see what is going on!