An artist/illustrator friend of mine lost his bird today, a real character who appeared in many of his illustrations.
Speaking as one whose cats are inspirations and models as well as members of my family I can tell you there’s an extra pang of loss, but joy when you see the images of them you created, and know that others will see them too.
Here is his blog post: A Very Sad Day.
Also, be sure to visit his website at johnmanders.com. You’ll see Sherman and John’s other pets in this opening illustration of his studio, and you many even recognize some of his books. Many include animals, and I love to share the animal art of other artists.