Splinterlands art contest | Byzantine Kitty
Hello community! This week in my entry for the @splinterlands contest I want to participate with this card that I had been wanting to do for a long time for many reasons, however, I’m not expert drawing animals, I thought about perhaps humanizing it, but I wanted to try drawing this cute kitty which at the same time brings back nice memories.
I chose this card because it seems super different to all the others I've seen in Splinterlands, it looks quite adorable, reading a little the Lore of this card does not have much information, but the sentence I read seemed quite interesting to me:
“Be not distracted by cuteness and fluff, Byzantine Kitty is cuddly but tough, If you dare to think kitty is merely a pet, You haven’t faced kitty in battle just yet."
This made me think of doing a slightly different version of Byzantine Kitty, giving it a slightly darker touch, but still being a bit cute.
Another motivation to make this fan art was that Byzantine Kitty reminds me alot of my beloved cat who died last year, he was white with blue eyes and very cute, my life with him was very happy and it is partly a tribute to him, use some of his photographs as a reference, when I finished the drawing I realized that it looked a lot like him and i was i little sad but at the same time I am happy for complete this challenge that I set for myself and to finish this drawing to which I put a lot of love.
I started my sketch, the idea was to make a slightly darker version of Byzantine Kitty, keeping his cute image, honestly I didn't know what kind of animals are those that surround Byzantine so I decided to make just one on the head similar to the original card but giving him a different look and gestures, I chose a color palette in white and blue tones, I started painting adding the base tones and in a new layer using an oil textured brush I painted the cat's fur, as I mentioned I'm not used to painting animals so it was quite difficult to give it the texture I wanted, but I liked how it turned out, then I began to apply a base gray tone on the skulls where this cute cat is leaning.
Paint all the skulls adding lights on one side and shadows on the other, to follow the Byzantinne lighting, in the background paint a night sky, use dark blue and some light blues, paint one of the wings and duplicate it to create the other, I thought it was nice to put a dim light behind the wings, with some points in yellow tones create some stars in the sky.
I painted the creature on its head, I made the eyes white and with an evil look, it is small and you may have to zoom in to analyze it, I also painted some small claws, I almost forgot to put wings on it so I used the same wings as the cat and duplicate them to place on this creature, finally apply some light adjustments.
Espero que les guste tanto como a mi, fue un reto bastante rudo, pero me encanto poder terminarlo y presentar esta entrada el dia de hoy 💙
I hope you like it as much as I do, it was quite a tough challenge, but I loved being able to finish it and present this entry today 💙
- Photoshop CC 2019
- XP-PEN deco 01 v2
- Photoshop CC 2019
- XP- PEN DECO 01 V2