Alcohol Ink Demos Volume 4


From the Pet Portraiture Course

Buddy is my cat – he’s 10 and grumpy (12 now in 2015 and just as grumpy). He has a short tail, stubby legs, and will randomly bite. But I love him and wasn’t he a cute kitten?

For Buddy, I used a combination of masking and direct painting to make sure the ink stayed away from the white areas. This piece has a watercolor feel and is the least developed of the pet portraits. However, I felt that it captured the essence of little kitten Buddy and was a pretty painting – so I stopped – why overwork and ruin a good thing?

Created by

Karen Walker