Illustration: Catamancer — Catsplosion

Hi peeps, guess what I got?

New client, that's what. The lovely folks over at http://catamancer.com commissioned me to paint one of their cards called Catsplosion (and yes, before you ask, it's exactly what you think it is).

Catamancer is a mobile game centering around the theme of — you guessed it — cats.

Exploding Kittens has nothing on this.

Exploding Kittens has nothing on this.

Getting started

It was really fun to explore the cartoon look of it while still paying attention to texture.

Because I really wanted to get the form of the mushroom cloud right, I started out with a reference photo of a nuclear explosion and drew my initial sketch right on top of it.

Color inspiration came from a picture of cotton candy, and I achieved the texture by using the watercolor brushes from Kyle T Webster.

Hope you have as much fun looking at the Catsplosion as I had painting it.