Category: Cat Art Tutorials

Welcome to the Paws By Zann pet portrait blog! Here you’ll find a wealth of information on painting with oils, painting animals, how to take reference photos, art videos and more. Enjoy!

How to paint cat in black and white oil painting
Art Shows

Painting Pets with Zann Episode 4

In this episode Zann will show you an easy way to paint a cat. Use tools you already have (like your fingers) to figure out where your subject will be sitting on canvas. Full video demo!

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Zann Artist on Hornby
Art Shows

Painting Pets with Zann Episode 2

In this episode we’re looking at how to paint the complex stripes on cat faces. In this video Zann dives into tips and tricks that will help you learn how to paint tabby cat stripes, starting with big shapes and working smaller until the details are all there.

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how to paint Cat whiskers cat painting oil
Cat Art Tutorials

How to Paint Perfect Cat Whiskers [with video]

How do you get whiskers to look right when you paint them? How do you paint the whiskers on a cat without lumps, bumps, or chunkiness? I’m Zann, and I’m a professional pet portrait artist. Painting whiskers is challenging, but I believe you can do it! The key is to

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Cat painting before and after background of black
Cat Art Tutorials

How A Black Background Improved This Cat Painting [Video]

Cat Painting Before the Black Firstly, let’s take a look at how this cat painting, featuring Mimou (what a cutie) got started. I started by working on white fur in the shadows. While I knew in my head these were white, my eyes couldn’t help but read “Brown and Blue”.

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