The kittehs have arrived on BlenderNation! Check out this amazing painting session by Craig Jones. He even shares a step by step instruction, so bring on your cats ;-)
Here is my time lapse of painting in #b3d painting my favorite cat Tigger - spent many mornings waiting for him to move his fatness off my chest so I could breathe!!
Really love the tools in Blender, and here I use layers for painting color by using GLSL and Blender material Texture stack, and I use real geo for the name tag and ring, and of course use a curve object to clip the view so it appears under his chin correctly.
Here is a pdf of the overview so those that want some more understanding of what is going on can follow more easily.