Daily Sketch Reprise: Just Try to Make This Bed, 2013

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.

Click here to see other daily sketches.

For a gallery of the ones available for sale, visit my Etsy shop in the “Cat Art and Prints” section.

Read about the reason for the daily sketches in Two Years of Daily Sketches.

And download your free desktop wallpaper calendar for computer or mobile, usually based on a daily sketch.

"Milling", 2560 x 1440 for wide and HD monitors
“Milling”, 2560 x 1440 for wide and HD monitors

"Feline Style Sampler" book of sketches and portraits.

A collection of 34 images of feline artwork

Feline Style Sampler

Daily sketches, illustrations, commissioned portraits all in a small coil-bound gift book.

Click here or on the image to read more

or find this book in my Etsy shop.

Browse some rescued cats and kittens!


Subscribe to The Creative Cat e-newsletter for specials on exclusively feline-themed art and merchandise.

All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, check my Etsy shop or Fine Art America profile to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.

© 2014 | www.TheCreativeCat.net | Published by Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Weekly schedule of features:
Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life
Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters
Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
Thursday: New Merchandise
Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy
Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats
And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!




Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


From health and welfare to rescue and adoption stories, advocacy and art, The Creative Cat offers both visual and verbal education and entertainment about cats for people who love cats. From catchy and creative headlines to factual articles and fictional stories, The Creative Cat provides constant entertainment and important information to people who love cats, pets and animals of all species.

2 thoughts on “Daily Sketch Reprise: Just Try to Make This Bed, 2013

  • September 17, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    dood…mom B did knot knead ta make de bed any way….like uz catz reeely care if de sheetz be smooth !!!!!!!!!!

    • September 17, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Of course, if I was going to be gone all day what would it matter to me, and they should be as comfortable as absolutely possible!


Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: