Daily Sketch Reprise: Detailed Facewash, 2013

colored pencil sketch of cat
“Detailed Facewash”, green colored pencil, 5.5″ x 6″ © B.E. Kazmarski

Mr. Sunshine enjoys his after-dinner bath in a warm spot in the bathroom, diligently washing his nose.

Usually I sketch Mr. Sunshine in shades of yellow and orange to coordinate with my intuitive color for him, and his name. He’s in green because I began observing Giuseppe for a sketch, but Giuseppe was not in the mood to model tonight and kept moving away. I respect that. Mr. Sunshine is not so sensitive as my opera star.

I attempted to sketch Mr. Sunshine earlier today but he quit what he was doing before I got my materials together. What was he doing? Washing his face! Coincidence? Well, they wash their faces all the time. Funny thing is, when I check the sketches I’ve done on this date in prior years I often find one similar to the one I’ve done or planned to do in activity or medium or both. I was about to sketch Mr. Sunshine with the brush pen, not colored pencil, but he was sitting in the same position, facing the same direction and just his tail was curled a little more than this. I have too many things going in too many rooms today, and for the most part the cats are all settled in little heaps in warm corners.

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