I was asked to use pastel colours, so I did the background with very dilute acrylic inks, wet on wet, and just let them mingle.
I then used a photo as a reference. The outline is drawn in acrylic ink, and then I've used a combination of watercolour, Neocolor II crayons and coloured pencils. Quite tricky getting the fur colours and patterns!
This formed part of a birthday present to Molly's owner, who now has a black cat - which could be a little trickier to paint methinks!
Whiskers and tails
And thousands of frails
With an angelesque pose
Silky pattern'd fur
O'er heart-touching purr.