Daily Sketch: Apples and Sunshine

ink sketch of cat playing with green apples
“Apples and Sunshine”, ink and colored pencil, 6″ x 7″ © B.E. Kazmarski

So none of the cats was doing anything interesting (they regularly complain about me being boring, it’s time they got a little of their own), so I put two of my apples on my worktable in the studio next to Mr. Sunshine, fully engaged in one of his vanity baths. He’s clean enough, he just knows I may take his photo at any time.

The green apples looked lovely against his black fur, but he simply continued with his bath totally ignoring the apples, not even a sniff. I sketched him anyway, better a bathing cat with two apples than just another bathing black cat.

Then suddenly his paw shot forward and slapshot! Both apples were suddenly airborne and he was very pleased with himself.

But it was too fast for me to draw. And I was laughing. I got him to do it a few more times but I was laughing too hard each time to really get that paw right.

I’d better eat those apples soon before they get too bruised to eat.

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.

One thought on “Daily Sketch: Apples and Sunshine

Leave a Reply

You cannot copy content of this page

%d bloggers like this: