Pet Portraits by Thomas Clausen

Drawing of Azura the cat in pen


This custom drawing is of a cat called Azura. I did this artwork from a photo provided by Azura’s owner after having seen my art online. I started by sketching the portrait roughly in a hard pencil in order to find the correct proportions. Then I began drawing fur with a thin pen. Some places I do this with a very light hand to get a very thin line, like it can be seen on the nose. At other times I put a little more pressure on the pen and draw the lines in a more concentrated mesh, in order to get a darker and richer tone in the fur. For the eyes and the blackest areas of the fur, I used a thicker pen to get a more massive blackness. In drawing the eyes, I made sure to leave two little white “reflection” spots that make the face come alive. I’m happy how this drawing turned out, and I think that it had caught some of Azura’s engaging and playful expression.

This drawing is in pen and done on watercolor paper in A4 size.

If you liked this drawing, please come see my painting of Akira the cat in pen and watercolor, my portrait of Benji the cat or something else in my Pet Portraits Gallery