The main challenges to coloring pictures of kittens stem from their fur, paws, and ears. Each kitten coloring page differs depending on the breed of cat. From Himalayan to American short hair, cat breeds differ remarkably. You might have printable cat coloring pages of wild cats in your kitten picture.
You need a diverse set of colors from which to choose since these printable kitten coloring pages will contain many details, including items that the kitten plays with, other animals, and the landscape. Think about blending your colors when you choose the coloring media. You would use a stomp to blend colored pencils or crayons or oil pastel sticks, but you would add water to watercolors to lighten a dark shade and blend it with other colors.
The kitten or kittens in a coloring book likely take up most of the page and leave little background for you to color. The colors you choose to use will vary depending on whether you color a cartoon kitten or a realistic cat coloring page. The breed of kitten determines which colors you choose. For example, you would use a cream colored pencil or crayon with gray and black to color a Siamese kitten, but an orange, black, and white to color a calico American short hair. Visit your local library or look at a website about cats to see photographs of the various breeds and their colors.
Color kitten fur in 3D. It is three dimensional, so draw in individual strands of fur and shadow the kitty rather than just coloring a fur section one solid color. When you draw strokes of color, you create the effect of fur strands on the coloring sheet.
Shade one side of the cute cat to make it look like the kitty cat is standing in natural light. Since animal hair doesn’t lie down flat, you can draw in fur that sticks up in some areas or overlaps. Also, when you color the kitten, draw the fur growing from all sides. Also, fur clumps, so try giving the kitty a clump. You’ve probably watched a cat lick itself to remove a tangle of fur. Also, color your kitten coloring page so the fur appears thicker at the rear of their body. Use black and gray to add shadow and dimension, especially at the bottom of the picture. You need to give the cute kitten a broad shadow at the bottom of the picture.
Use a stomp, a small piece of white, thick paper, or a cotton swab to blend together the fur clumps. Follow the fur’s direction. Use three or four different hues of the same color to shadow and highlight your drawing. In each clump of fur, add little shadows using the darkest color.
You also need to color the items with the cartoon cat, such as the crate or basket in which it lays or plays. These items typically appear tan or brown. Choose your favorite color for a pillow or blanket in the coloring picture. Your playful kitten might frolic with other animals in the picture. You can look at a book or the Internet to learn what that animal looks like, so you appropriately color its fur or feathers.
Shadow the little kitten’s inner ears. The ears should be a slightly lighter hue of fur. Light comes from above the kitten, making the kitten’s fur appear lighter on top of its head.