Daily Sketch Reprise: Two “Sunny Mornings” from 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.

These are from 2012, but just the other day there was another morning like this that I photographed, and soon there will be new sketches as well.

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What else 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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