Well, Puss in Boots was so fun to paint that I took a few photos along the way. I tried a couple of new things, including printing the black linework on laser printer paper and then painting it by hand with liquid watercolour. This is the original sketch in F pencil on multimedia paper.
This was for a school assignment to create an editorial illustration that fit into a specified shape and limited palette. I used red, orange, black and white liquid watercolour. I definitely prefer this over gouache.
I also painted a black and white version with acrylic ink. It’s fun but not as translucent as the liquid watercolour.
I’m not sure which illustration I like the best, but I think I’d definitely try this process again.
In terms of artwork it would be fun to draw a “bad boy” version of the cat showing him intimidating field workers and slaughtering ogres just so his master can get the girl.