1 Using a photo reference as a guide, I sketch out the balanced, triangular composition of the basket and three kittens. I build each feline shape with ovals indicating the position of the head, chest, and hindquarters. I also mark a few guidelines for the facial features and suggest the general shape of the legs and paws. I continue to develop the kittens, adding triangular shapes to the ears that follow the tilt of each head. I also sketch the tails of the two cats outside the basket.


2 At this point, I erase the initial guidelines ...

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