DOMESTIC SHORT-HAIR CAT

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1 First I capture the cat’s gesture—or line of action—by drawing a curved line that starts at the chest and sweeps under the body. From this line, I build the cat’s pose, positioning the body, chest, head, muzzle, and ears with smooth, sweeping, curved lines.

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2 Now that I have established the pose and position of the cat’s body, I add the legs, paws, and tail with quick, simple strokes. At this stage, I also erase a few guidelines I no longer need on the left sides of the muzzle and head.

3 Next I start refining the cat’s ...

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