Doing these Abyssinian cat breed caricatures was close to my heart - I have two Abys myself. They sure wondered a bit why did I disturb their peaceful melting process in sunspots while drawing these, but they are a rather level-headed lot (especially in warm suspots) so I got my chance to check the details.
This was the very first Aby caricature I drew. You probably know that Aby coats have ticking - that means four different bands of color in each hair. The overall effect is a beautiful (in this case) brown color. I did not even try to paint the effect on this little cat.
I named this Cartoon aby, as it looks more like a cartoon character than a real caricature.
Here. on the other hand, I have made a real caricature. (Which usually means drawing a bigger head to a small body). The eyes and big ears are emphasized and I even tried to catch the way light plays on the Abys coat. (Our own Abys practically glisten in the sun - their coat is so silky and shiny.)
The captivating eyes of the Aby are emphasized by the lighter-colored "eye paint". And I hope I managed to catch the intelligent and kind look of the cat's eyes.
And of course I could not resist trying to catch the sillhouette of the Abyssinian. This time in black and white. And in a more realistic style. (Which is my normal style - making cartoon or caricature cats seems to require more sketching and drawing than realistic cat drawings.)
If you are interested in this beautiful breed, you can read more about it by clicking here.