The Little Apprentice 1 is one of the first images I did featuring a cat. I call him Sparky. He’s not based on any particular real cat, but I think he’s cute. I’m not sure if Sparky is practicing his lessons using the wand under his paw, or if he is just playing with it.
The original drawing is done in Prismacolor colored pencils on 2-ply Bristol vellum at a smaller size that I would do today. Drawing at a larger size makes it easier to render detail with the pencils.
Note: The URL and copyright watermark are not part of the image.