Daily Sketch Reprise: A Nap With a View, 2013

charcoal sketch of black cat
“A Nap With a View”, charcoal pencil, 6.5″ x 9″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Giuseppe stretches his long body full length atop the wardrobe from which he can look all around the second floor, down the stairs, and out the second-floor window over the valley on a lovely, though slightly warm, spring afternoon.

The light from the mirror partly reflected on him, creatign some interesting and somewhat challenging highlights and mid-range shadows, the angle a little awkward too because I couldn’t get enough distance to get my perspective correct and have a lot of unintended scribbles. Still, it is Giuseppe, and I know he is dreaming of Mlle. just because.

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