This cosmic cat illustration was created as I experimented with lighting and shadows, to improve my understanding of where light falls and how to make an illustration appear more 3D. I still think I prefer flat colour illustration but it’s great to experiment and try new things and always push the limits of your own skills and creativity.
You can see the shadows and highlights better in the original, I think. The original was done in a blush colour.
However, popular opinion liked the black and white version better. What do you think?
I also turned it in to a seamless repeat pattern, as is my latest obsession.
If you’re interested in Procreate tutorials, you should check out Austin Batchelor’s videos on YouTube – amazing stuff. I picked up some great tips and tricks and binge-watched many of his videos the other night. Thanks for sharing, Austin!