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Cats can be very sensitive about looking good. Some cats don't look so hot but if you know what you're doing you can dress them up to make them look good. Look at photos to get an idea of what you're doing.

How to do this


Choose a pretty colour in which to paint the cat, and make sure there is not too much at the tip of the nose or ears. Try to look at photos of cats in real life and what they have on. Choose colours to suit them.


Using an airbrush, apply thin coats of colour using a fine brush. Look for spots of colour and blend it together. You might find it easier if you use a piece of newspaper to apply the colour to keep the cat's fur free from the paint. After you have applied a coat of colour use a hairdryer to dry the coat. Use a soft hair brush to do this as you don't want the paint to go over the cat's mouth.


Continue with a few coats of colour. Apply paint to the underside of the cat's feet and the back of the ears, as well as around the nose and the eyes, using a fine brush and adding more coats of colour, if necessary. If you think the cat is looking too orange and/or pink, you can use a white-coloured pencil to draw the eye areas of the cat, making sure it is on the outside and the other coat isn't on show.


When you have applied enough coats of colour, dry the coat with a hairdryer. The coat should look like the photo below and is good for most cats. If the coat is too red you can paint a bit of white or grey colour on the areas to make it look like an older cat.

If you want a more sophisticated look apply colours using an airbrush. If you don't have an airbrush, try using gel pens.

#9: Black &, White


To get your black and white cat look, it is best to start with the black colour first. Apply black paint to the cat using a fine brush.


While the cat is still wet, use a hairdryer to dry the coat. Apply some black dots and/or lines on the side and on the head area of the cat using a fine brush. Then, apply a little white to highlight the black on the head area.


Continue adding white lines and dots to the black coat, making sure not to add any blue colours as they will show up on the black coat.


To add the blue and white spots you will need to use a brush that is smaller and has a wider tip. You will also need a hairdryer to make sure the coat is dry before applying the blue and white colour. This time you will be painting the blue and white colour with a dark blue colour.


Once the coat is dry, you can outline the spots you want to be white and the rest can be painted in black. For the white spots and the eyes, make sure that the tip of the brush is only touching the cat's coat, to avoid getting the white colour on the rest of the coat.


For the grey-eyed cats, it is important to apply black dots and lines to all the areas of the coat. Try not to put any white or light grey colour on the head area. To do this, paint the dots and lines using a fine brush and a dark blue colour.


Make sure that the black and blue colours are dry before adding any white spots, since the cat will not look good if the colours still wet.

For more advanced cats, you can use a grey colour to darken up their coat. If your cat is an advanced cat you can give him a dark or light grey coat, which will make him look more elegant and mature.

Black and white patterns on the coat of an advanced cat

## A black and white cat

### Materials

* Watercolour pencil

* PVA glue

* White paint

* Small brush

* Black paint

* Black fine brush

* Small paintbrush

* Pencil

* Other pencils


Draw the eyes, nose and mouth on the canvas using watercolour pencil. Once you have a very precise and detailed drawing, you will need to apply the PVA glue to keep the pencil in place. Keep the paper slightly damp, so that the PVA will not dry out and harden.


Once the PVA glue is dry, you can begin painting the rest of the cat with the white paint. You can use any sort of brush for painting the body of the cat. If you want the cat to look really detailed, you should use a tiny brush with a tiny point, so that you will not be able to notice the marks you make.


Using the same tiny brush, paint the black colour in the body area of the cat. It is best to paint all the areas one by one, so that the cat will not look strange.


With the same tiny brush, paint the spots of the cat's fur, using black and white colours.


Once the spots are dry, using the same tiny brush, paint a white line next to the spot, as you did with the black line in the fur.


Using a small brush, paint some white spots on the ears of the cat, using black and white colours.


Using a black marker, paint some eyes in the cat, which should look big and round.


To finish off the painting, use a thin, black marker to draw some whiskers on the cat. You can also draw the cat with a pencil, if you like.


Once the cat is finished, use a piece of paper to cover the whole piece. This way the drawing is protected from dust and other things. To make it easier to clean your work, place the cat on a piece of card. Place another piece of paper over the card, so that it will not look like it is made of cardboard.


Once the paint is dry, using an iron, iron the piece of paper. This way you can easily transport the drawing to a museum or your closet.




When you are having some spare time, use your time wisely and paint something fun! In this painting we have an animal that you might not have seen before: the giraffe. To paint the giraffe, use black, white and orange colours, using a very soft brush.


* Small soft brush

* Black acrylic paint

* White acrylic paint

* Transparent orange acrylic paint

* Black ink or pencil

* Old newspaper

* A piece of card


* Stylus or other drawing tool


Using a small brush, paint the body of the giraffe. Use a very soft brush