Last week I mentioned that I was going to work on a drawing that was actually planned out (Daily Drawing 110). Part of my ‘mandate’ with the usual daily drawings is that I just start to draw in pen and see what creatures come out. With no planning and no way to erase my lines, there are certain challenges with drawing that way. For a change, I want to take a drawing through to a finished painting, either digital or acrylic, and take my readers through the steps.
So after some suggestions, I’ve decided the subject of this project will be a giant flying cat fighting a giant robot. It was the idea of the flying cat that really got the hamster wheel turning.
Normally I would start with planning out a composition, but sometimes I just need to get an idea out of my head before I can move forward. This time, the idea stuck in my head was, of course, the flying cat.
So the other night I grabbed my sketchbook and started doodling.
The first sketch was not what I wanted at all…sometimes it takes a few minutes to get going, with each new sketch unlocking a new idea.
Anyone who has had a cat attack their toes knows that cats can attack with speed and ferocity, and yet they just freeze when picked up by the scruff of their neck…what would happen if that’s where the wings are? It would kind of defeat the whole idea of a flying attack cat.
Perhaps if the cat was so fat it could hardly fly?
There’s a lot of fun to be had with flying cats. But I like the idea of the cat’s wings lifting him by the scruff of the neck. Of course there’s still other questions. Is there a rider on the cat? What kind of wings would a cat have? Like a bat’s wings?
or would it make more sense to add some technology? …after all he will be fighting a robot.
Yes, I just asked if it would make more sense if a flying cat was wearing some sort of jet pack. Of course, if we go high tech on the cat, we should probably update the warrior’s outfit…so many questions…should be a fun project!