Daily Sketch Reprise: Looking Out the Window

ink sketch of cat looking out window
“Looking Out the Window”, ink, 7.5″ x 6″ © B.E. Kazmarski

Another one of my favorite ink drawings! Looking back on these sketches as I worked out this ink style last fall I have to say it was a medium I’d always wanted to master but didn’t feel I had enough control, even though I wanted the sketches to be loose and freehand. This is one of the rewards of and reasons for practicing the daily sketches.

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Jelly Bean peeks through the cafe curtains as I sit at my desk working after dark; what he can see out there is probably something I would never be able to see, but he is raptly attentive.

A lot of ink sketches lately; I’ve been exploring line and pattern, shading and even just outlines, leaving the color out intentionally. This one, however, I am tempted to add color to at some point, in part for the gentle tan and brown tones as well as the blue and deep red in the curtain.

Ironically, I like it better at about one-quarter this size—the lines and shadows work much better.

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wood-mounted ink sketch
“Looking Out the Window” wood-mount art.

Like “Three After Dinner Baths” from yesterday  I still like this one a lot—so much that I put it on a small wood block and have it in my Etsy shop.


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