Another view of Mr. Sunshine and Mewsette sharing the feline organization and containment device. They spent so much time there I thought I’d make the most of it, especially when they stopped moving around and settled down for their intended nap, Mr. Sunshine resting his chin on Mewsette’s head. I started with an ink sketch, which I liked, considered adding color, and decided the lines were too delicate and it should stay as is. I may make a few prints and experiment with some watercolors, and come to think of it I should post these when I do this. (Update: I did not do this. I did more sketches.)
Also, I finally discovered a quick and easy way to represent their eyes in a sketch. When they are black and their eyes such a contrast it’s easy to want to outline their eyes for the shape, but I looked at just how they were shaped across the top, and the pupil, and it worked. In part that was thanks to the ink drawing pen I like so much now, and had just discovered it at that time. Its ease of flowing across the paper made drawing quick details so much easier.
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Giuseppe must surely be absorbing some of the colors of the pens in my pen cup. I certainly thought the colors were inspiring next to Giuseppe’s black fur! Because he was sleeping I had the time to get more detail on his face than usual. Find it on Portraits of Animals.
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