Everything about this effort was backwards. It began with lazily copying a flower motif from a throw pillow onto craft paper in my sketchbook: low effort, low attachment. I counterintuitively added the cat after and behind the flowers.
I then began my descent into art supply free fall. Darkening it with peerless water colors, then guache; moving from dark to light (?!?); adding opaque white uniball and correction fluid; smearing the dried powdery gauche to make the existing bleeds and smears look intentional. And then, there’s that crazy cat eye.
The good thing? I finally recognized what the color and shape of Sophia’s face fur reminds me of, although not fully evident here. She often looks like she’s wearing a samurai helmet. Definitely worth some future efforts.