Daily Sketch: the Bug

pencil sketch of cat with bug
The Bug, pencil © B.E. Kazmarski

As if this doesn’t happen a zillion times a day, a slow-moving but determined stinkbug leaves its protected spot for no apparent reason heads for some unknown destination, impeded by a large furry black paw. Mr. Sunshine does the honors this time.

While I do love the colorful sketches, sometimes the biggest challenge is just me and a pencil line and a blank piece of white paper trying to catch a cat who’s in the act of doing something quick and graceful and cat-like. I can hide a lot of stuff in color, but it’s all based on good composition and a clean technique.


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4 thoughts on “Daily Sketch: the Bug

  • February 22, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    At first glance, this immediately brought to mind the lovely original illustrations of Eeyore the donkey, with his gentleness and innocence.

    • February 23, 2013 at 10:30 am

      Meg, thank you so much! That’s the thing I love about pencil, and why I often choose it for these sketches of my cats.

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  • February 22, 2012 at 4:49 am

    We don’t have stink bugs, but Austin will watch a bit of fluff for ….. ..like …… moments! You captured the pose so well.


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