Thursday, February 22, 2024
animal artworkcat artworkdaily sketchmimi

Daily Sketch: The Unhappy Model

sketch of cat with fruit
“The Unhappy Model”, ink drawing pen and marker, 6.5″ x 7″ © B.E. Kazmarski

Actually she did really well. I kind of had this planned watching Mimi walk around on my work table as if she owned it, which she did at that moment. So I rolled the apples an tangerine out there with her, at just the moment she decided she wanted to be on my lap. I don’t think that was a coincidence.

So the fruit sat there while I hoped another cat would come along and just hang out there for a minute or two. Normally at least one is there, sometimes all of them are. But not today.

So when Mimi decided to get off my lap and headed for the windowsill, I picked her up and put her on the table and asked her nicely if she would go and sit among the fruit for just two minutes. And she did. She wasn’t happy about it, but she sat there long enough for me to get her basic outline and that of the fruit, and though I liked her first posture, with her head turned in profile, I like her mad face too.

Mostly, I just like Mimi. And I think she likes me. She would not have sat there if she didn’t want to.

What was I sketching last year on this day?

Uneasy Truce

charcoial sketch of two cats
“Uneasy Truce”, charcoal pencil © B.E. Kazmarski

Kelly had been enjoying catnip (again) and bathing by the sunny back door, and Mimi wanted to join her. Kelly was fine with this at first, then Mimi moved a little closer and Kelly got nervous so they essentially traded places.

Browse some rescued cats and kittens!

Subscribe to The Creative Cat e-newsletter for specials on exclusively feline-themed art and merchandise.


All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, check my Etsy shop or Fine Art America profile to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.


From health and welfare to rescue and adoption stories, advocacy and art, factual articles and fictional stories, "The Creative Cat" offers both visual and verbal education and entertainment about cats for people who love cats, pets and animals of all species.

3 thoughts on “Daily Sketch: The Unhappy Model

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this:
Verified by ExactMetrics