Watercolor flower I decided to do for practice. It's been a while since I've touched that medium, and it's about time I returned to it.
And it came out very well. Stunning, considering that from all I've heard of it, watercolor can be very difficult to master compared to oils and things like that.
That's what a lot of people say, but I think once you know what you're doing, then it's okay. For me, the hardest thing to master was oil painting. I was used to working with water based paints, so I would thin the paint too much and so I was actually losing color. Nay, the best way is to use as little turpentine as possible, none really. Then it looks great!
I've actually only really painted maybe once in my life, and that's because my art teacher wanted me to. I was never too good with visual arts, so I stick to writing. I do want to learn some anatomy eventually though.
I started out drawing animals, but all my characters began that way. Even Wisdom. He was a cat in a kitty cartoon concept called Snooky. Of course, Wisdom would have been the oldest and wisest of cats. I may have to develop that further. But basically, some of those characters turned into humans. It's because of that I decided to work on humans because they were so much harders. Even now, animals are still easier to draw Look, ma! No clothing!
I can tell you started out with animals first, since your style seems very...for lack of a better word, 'firm' when it comes to pictures portraying them. I can see a little more experimentation when you do human figures. Hehe, the idea with the cat sounds cute, it'd be cool if someday you did develop it more.