Daily Sketch: The Surprise

sketch of cat sleeping in box
The Surprise, ink and watercolor, 8.5" x 7" © B.E. Kazmarski

A cat in a box is no surprise, but a box that turned out to be heavier than you thought that you open to find Mewsette happily napping in is a surprise, a very pleasant one. So, of course, I had to sketch her, because the moment I opened the flaps and saw her—and she merely flicked an ear when I did but did not acknowledge me—I pictured a simple Mewsette shape in blue in a brown cardboard box. So here you have it.

You can see my ink was not dry in some spots and fizzled; I’ll have to be more careful with that. And I had intended to work a bit of background into it so I overlapped outside the lines, then decided not to, but I like it loose like this.

And thinking of famous cats in boxes:

Yoo hoo, Maru,
Does anybody sketch you?

Inquiring minds want to know.


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8 thoughts on “Daily Sketch: The Surprise

  • October 9, 2012 at 8:49 pm
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    For some reason, my comment got cut when I pushed submit Ill try again.

    “Simply” beautiful! I see someone beat me to it

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    • October 10, 2012 at 12:27 am
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      Paulette, they both made it here–I never know what the system does when that happens! Don’t worry, you’ll have a chance at another one, and I have World Cat ready to go, only finishing up the latest t-shirts.

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  • October 9, 2012 at 8:38 pm
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    “Simply” beautiful! I see someone beat me to it

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  • October 9, 2012 at 9:33 am
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    Hi! It’s been awhile. Still creating some great stuff here!

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    • October 10, 2012 at 12:26 am
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      RumpyDog, I’ve had a hard time getting around to commenting on blogs too! It sounds like you’re settling in well, and one of these days we’ll get back to the routine of visiting. Thanks!

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  • October 8, 2012 at 8:14 pm
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    Love this! I still have boxes all over and I never fail to find a kitty in any box I pick up 🙂

    When ever you’re ready to part with this, I would love to add it to my collection. Hugs &kisses to your kitties from all my fur kids 🙂

    Denise

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    • October 8, 2012 at 8:17 pm
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      Denise, that’s too funny! I’ve had your piece framed and have only been trying to clear up Canadian shipping details with Fedex before I pack and send “Kelly’s Nap”. Shall I slip this in a frame for you and send it along?

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      • October 8, 2012 at 8:25 pm
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        Oh yes, please do 🙂

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