Art Project #50; Making Cat Faces

Evan and Alec were thrilled with the idea of drawing and painting cat faces.  It was a crafting project I had looked at on Pinterest right around Halloween but just never got around to.  Turns out that was OK since the boys wanted white and tan cats anyway!

I love when we find a project for our 100 Days of Art Challenge that they're actually excited about.

My two just love animals and cats especially so this was right up their alley!

We started by drawing some pointed ovals on our paper.  Right in the middle of the page.  Once we had our ovals we drew in a circle with a large pointy oval inside for the pupil. 

Next we drew two straight lines down from the eyes and connected them with a "hill."  to draw the bottom of the nose we made little wavy "m"s.  Once we had our nose done the way we liked we drew a line straight down from the middle of the nose and ended it in an upside down "v" to make the cat's mouth.  Then we drew on some whiskers complete with spots.  Alec and I also drew a few little squiggly lines above the eyes for eyebrows but Evan chose not to.  

Once our drawings were done we traced over everything with Sharpie markers. 

We colored the cat's eyes in with crayon; even the whites of the eyes.  We colored the cat's nose pink with crayon.  We pressed down nice and hard making sure to fill in all of the areas.  This works as a resist when painting the cat's fur.

Evan wanted his cat to have two different colored eyes.
  Once we had our cats all drawn and colored in we talked about painting them.  Alec really wanted to keep his cat all white since he likes white cats but Evan wanted to paint his an orange- brown like the cat next door.

We pulled out all of our watercolor paints and found a light tan color that he liked. We wet the paint down and used a nice large brush to quickly brush paint over the whole paper.

Our completed cats:

Our other art projects:
Project 1: Painting with Hexbugs
Project 2: Tissue paper flowers
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 4: Watercolor compass circles
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 7: Scratch art jellyfish
Project 8: Oil pastel flowers
Project 9: Fingerprint dandelions 
Project 10: Beaded Sun Catchers
Project 11: Bird Crafts and Snacks
Project 12: Color Mixing Butterflies
Project 13: Water Gun Art 
Project 14: Using Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouette Paintings 
Project 16: Painting Pet Rocks
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist 
Project 18: Water Bottle Windsock 
Project 19: Stained Glass Kits 
Project 20: Tin Can Windsock
Project 21: Firework Glue Art
Project 22: Qixel Art
Project 23: Makit Bakit Kits 
Project 24: Wood Burning Project 
Project 25: Making Our Own Raft
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 27: Paper Bowl Jellyfish 
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Project 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles
Project 30: Chalk Pastel Paintings 
Project 31: Washi Tape Votive Holders
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 34: Tissue Paper Transfer
Project 35: Stained Glass Class
Project 36: Visiting the Art Museum 
Project 37: Taking an Art Class
Project 38: Making Minecraft T-shirts
Project 40: How to Draw Books
Project 41: Wax Resist Watercolors
Project 42: Splatter Paint on Canvas
Project 43: Fine Line Fall Leaves Drawings
Project 44: Fairy Village Trip
Project 45: Oil Pastel Resist Leaves
Project 46: Tissue Paper Leaf Art
Project 47: Bat Silhouette Paintings
Project 48: Beginner Photography 
Project 49: Making Harry Potter Wands

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  1. I like those cats! :) Visiting from virtual fridge

  2. Those are great - love the way the different cat personalities come out!

  3. Your sons did a great job! I'm such a horrible artist that my stick figures are so sick looking that they would need to be taken to the hospital! Thanks so much for sharing at our Party in Your PJs link party.

    1. LOL! That is funny. Thanks for stopping by and for making me laugh.


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