Bat Cat Doing Some Self Care

Here is the latest batcat drawing. This piece is 9×12 inches on Strathmore watercolor paper. I’ve been doing these batcats for a few years now, and have shown and sold them at Science Fiction conventions. Those were created in color pencil on small pieces of scrap black mat board, and use the black for most of the image. This is the first one that is done in a different medium. I had posted this on my social media pages, when it was just the batcat, with no background. It now has one, which is based on the front porch of my house. I like it, but I’m not sure if it fits with this image.

I chose this paper because I was planning on coloring the final image with watercolor. It would be penciled, then inked and finally painted. I may leave it as it is now. I haven’t decided. I’ve done a rough digital color study, just to get an idea of what colors to use. Another option I’m considering is to create a new background and print it up using that, or have multiple backgrounds to choose from. There is also a version of this with the background removed, for use as more of a design.