Commencement of details/structure and body of composition.

Sitting #3

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I start to build up the values of the cat and surrounding fauna. I also add to the background, working to subtly bring the fur tones to 'work' with such a dark background. Even at this stage the black of the background is already helping to 'push-forward' , present,almost, the main focus of the image. You will notice I have not used any whites yet.!
Tones used - Raw umber, Van dyke brown, Raw sienna, Ivory black, Ultramarine, Yellow ochre, Ochre, Naples yellow medium, Cadmium yellow pale, Hookers green, Olive green, Buff titanium.