Daily Sketch: Just Try to Make This Bed

pastel sketch of black cat on bed
“Just Try to Make This Bed”, pastel on canson mi-tientes, 8″ x 6″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Instead I sketched him.

The window over my bed faces northwest and only gets angled direct sunlight in the late afternoon. All through the day the light is diffused through the trees outside with just a bit of reflected skylight cast down onto the bed, but the light has a lot of colors in it. Giuseppe is backlit and the darkest thing in the scene, and his contrast with the pale sheets was just remarkable, and very sketchable. It’s one of those times when their very blackness is the subject.

Trying out my soft pastel on Canson Mi-tientes pastel paper. A little dustier than all the others, not as much tooth, but otherwise good to work on.

I couldn’t make the bed until after dark and naptime was over.

What was I sketching a year ago today?

Three Blue Cats
marker sketch of three cats in blue with yellow backgroudn
Three Blue Cats, brush marker, 9″ x 6.5″ © B.E. Kazmarski

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pastel sketch of cat with chalk

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