Another kitty

Today’s April Fool’s Day, and Deviantart is having a contest thingy to try to upload 15000 cat pictures. The prank being that cats have taken over DA. I chortled and started drawing a cat. Here’s the reference pic I worked from.

Here’s my sketch:

I blocked in some nice dark background colors and colored a cream color in the white areas that show.

This layer wound up being the browns and all the shading. Also the eye details. Cat eyes are pure bliss to paint. Can you say “eye candy”?

And last but not least, the markings.

Because this is obviously a magical kitty with swirly calico markings.

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