Hi peeps, guess what I got?
New client, that's what. The lovely folks over at http://catamancer.com commissioned me to paint one of their cards called Catsplosion (and yes, before you ask, it's exactly what you think it is).
Catamancer is a mobile game centering around the theme of — you guessed it — cats.
It was really fun to explore the cartoon look of it while still paying attention to texture.
Because I really wanted to get the form of the mushroom cloud right, I started out with a reference photo of a nuclear explosion and drew my initial sketch right on top of it.
Color inspiration came from a picture of cotton candy, and I achieved the texture by using the watercolor brushes from Kyle T Webster.
Hope you have as much fun looking at the Catsplosion as I had painting it.