There was a recent cute photo uploaded by yu_ra_ne on instagram that reminded me of Sakaki (from Azumanga Daioh) trying to pet cats. Which of course led me to make this painting of Sakaki petting Maya, the Iriomote Mountain Cat.
This is the photo of yu_ra_ne that I’m talking about, which I used for reference:
I wanted to do a drawing that was done entirely with hatching and cross hatching. Looking through my references I decided to draw @yu_ra_ne , I believe she is a model? But she has a lot of beautiful photos that I could choose from. I decided to go with one where she was dressed as a goth lolita since it would better fit into the Halloween aesthetic. This is the photo used: https://twitter.com/yu_ra_ne/status/1144253888817750019/photo/1