LAST KISS: Process of coping

Strawberry passed away on June 8, 2015. During her last presence she struggled to walk toward to Daiquiri (my other feline) to give her a farewell kiss. The moment I felt true love, no matter how Daiquiri disliked her, Strawberry still want to give her the best memory as possible, even she couldn't walk straight and I have to hold her toward Daiquiri.

In memory of Strawberry, I decided to draw out this precious moment, even it is dark and depressing. And here is my drawing process:

1. I did a digital sketch from Photoshop as a guideline for my painting.

1. I did a digital sketch from Photoshop as a guideline for my painting.

2. Follow what I see and draw on black canvas using white color pencil as based outline of the objects.

2. Follow what I see and draw on black canvas using white color pencil as based outline of the objects.

3. Checking the line to be exact from my eyes.

3. Checking the line to be exact from my eyes.

4. Using color pencil to draw fur by fur, one cat at a time. Trick is to using the same angle to follow the direction of the fur.

4. Using color pencil to draw fur by fur, one cat at a time. Trick is to using the same angle to follow the direction of the fur.

5. Keep checking the color and the direction of fur, don't worry to mess it up by cover more color lines on top of the color layers to create texture.

5. Keep checking the color and the direction of fur, don't worry to mess it up by cover more color lines on top of the color layers to create texture.

6. Checking the intense stare to see if it has soul.

6. Checking the intense stare to see if it has soul.

7. One cat is done, draw another, and starts with the eye since that is the most important emotional effects that drawn people in,

7. One cat is done, draw another, and starts with the eye since that is the most important emotional effects that drawn people in,

8. Keep checking and draw the hands with intense cold color as the contrast to the warm subjects.

8. Keep checking and draw the hands with intense cold color as the contrast to the warm subjects.

9. Finished, ready to put on social media for self promotion!

9. Finished, ready to put on social media for self promotion!