Monday, March 26, 2012

Catnap

Well, my vacation is underway and I am very much enjoying it. The weather is great and my first sunburn is a fact (well, it's only my nose, but that still counts, right?). It's not really warm yet, but the sun is already quite powerful. When out of the wind it's very pleasant to sit outside and I have done that already a couple of times.

I'm also trying to do some artsy stuff and one of the things I've done is finally get back to some sketching. I haven't drawn anything in such a long time. Drawing from life I mean. I have done doodles and imaginary flowers and stuff like that, but I haven't really sketched anything 'real'.

So I decided it was about time I started again, because in a few weeks there will be another Sketchcrawl and I intend to attend. Looking for a subject to draw I came across my cat Peer. As you all know cats are absolutely gorgeous, no matter what position they take, but it's easiest to draw them when they are asleep, especially if you have a cat like mine who adores attention and will not sit still if he notices you looking at him. He thinks looking equals the need to stroke his fur, so he immediately comes your way to be petted.

I started with some fast sketches to get my hands moving again and I found out just how rusty I had gotten at the whole sketching thing.



After that I did a couple of sketches and colored them in with black watercolor. They're still not great, but I do like them better than the first drawings. And it's nice to have some hand drawn images of my furry friend.




I hope to get some more practice this week, but I have to admit there's also a ton of other stuff I'd like to do, so I can't promise anything, not even to myself. ;-)

Hope you're all having a wonderful and very artsy week!


13 comments:

  1. These drawings don't look rusty to me! they look wonderful, very fluid and capturing the way your cat "is" and thank you for showing us. My own cats are similar: I can only hope to draw them when they sleep. Fortunately they sleep quite a bit!

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  2. Aw, I think your drawings are great! I feel like I should be able to sketch my cat, but so far my results have been, um, awful. Keep enjoying that holiday...do exactly what you want to! :-)

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  3. Caatje, I can't find your email address to email you privately. I have something I want to send you, but need to see your address typed out. (I have it written in your beautiful handwriting from an earlier exchange, but am uncertain about two of the characters!) Could you please email me at aleakaskey@yahoo.com? Thanks!!

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  4. Lovely - 'Essence of Cat', perfectly captured!

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  5. Lovely sketches! The cat looks sweet ^^

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  6. Wow... jij kan gezon zó goed tekenen: SUPER!

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  7. Geweldig Caatje... even 'je hand losmaken' en hup, daar ga je! Echt knap hoor! 'Peer from behind' is werkelijk meesterlijk!

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  8. Neat work, especially the three last drawings with the black and white coloring!

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  9. they're beautiful sketches of your furry feline.

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  10. I haven't done pet sketches in a while, but loved doing them while I was doing Carla Sonheim's drawing book. Yours are wonderful!

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  11. Wauw, geweldig!!! Katten zijn zooo moeilijk om te tekenen...

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  12. These are great quick sketches! Especially the ones with black wc added!

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