Daily Sketch Reprise: Sunny Morning, 2012

ink sketch of two cat silhouettes
“Sunny Morning”, ink, 4″ x 7″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I’ve always loved the long shadows that the cats and objects make sitting on the floor in the sun as it streams in through the morning, and the silhouettes of petite Mimi and bigger Mewsette against the varied shadows and highlights were so graceful.

I began exploring this style, and use of lines and crosshatches and did these two sketches on successive days in 2012, not technically on the same date but I wanted to compare the styles. A little later I found a few different types of markers that made the lines much more clear and organized.

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What was I sketching?

Bath in the Morning, 2012
ink sketch of cat bathing
“Bath in the Morning”, ink © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

We had another sunny morning (yesterday) so I had another chance to refine my skills with an ink line sketch. This time I sat down and had the right glasses on so I had a little more control over the lines themselves.

Yesterday’s “Sunny Morning” was Mimi and Mewsette loosely organized in the strip of sunshine, today’s sketch is Kelly vigorously washing herself in front of the door. I did like yesterday’s sketch but I’m always a little distracted when the lines fly around as they do, ending where my hand ends them instead of in a logical place in the drawing. I have a few loose ends here, but I’ve done my best to shape and cluster the lines so they describe the light and shadow in the scene.

Of course, Kelly was long done with her bath by the time I got this done, but I sketched in her and her shadow first then did the rest of the scene.


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2 thoughts on “Daily Sketch Reprise: Sunny Morning, 2012

  • February 22, 2014 at 9:52 am
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    Bernadette… this is eerie… Last night when I was trying to doze off, my mind wandered as per usual… I had the title of a blog post pop into my head… It was called “The Bug.”

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    • February 22, 2014 at 11:08 am
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      Deb, we must be communicating on some level! And I’ll bet your Florida bugs beat our Pennsylvania bugs any day! At least from what my niece and her kids in Savannah tell me about Southern bugs.

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