Wednesday, May 29, 2024
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Daily Sketch: Boys at the Sink

colored pencil sketch of cats drinking from sink
“Boys at the Sink”, colored pencil, 10″ x 8″ © B.E. Kazmarski

Today, something I see all the time and post photos frequently, but just wanted to test my skills with their odd positions and fast movements. Giuseppe is looking as if he needs to hop up and down from the sink a lot more often, but his big gut is just because of his awkward compressed position, hind paws on the sink edge, one front paw in the sink and the other on the edge of the sink next to Mr. Sunshine.

I love what they do with their ears when they are drinking.

I decided to use the colored pencil today since it was on my mind and I have ones that exactly match my sink and the orange cups I use! It was a nice idea, but I actually like the sketch better in black and white. And with the magic of PhotoShop, we get to see it that way.

sketch of two cats at sink
Same sketch, black and white

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9 thoughts on “Daily Sketch: Boys at the Sink

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  • Those sketches are so good! My father was an artist, but didn’t take it up seriously until retirement. Sadly I’ve not inherited his talent 🙁 But your comment to Caren is interesting about how you started and then developed!

    • Carolyn, thank you! I actually wasn’t pleased with this one but decided to share anyway. No one else in my family is a visual artist, which is probably why it took me so long to get here despite the encouragement of a lot of art teachers. Glad you’re enjoying the sketches!

  • that “like” up there is actually me!

    I was an art major in college and I remember having to do “quick” sketches like this…yours are incredible!

    I love how you perfectly caught the shape of their posteriors and haunches…you are so talented!

    This is NOT easy to do and with models like cats who are constantly in motion, this is incredible!

    • I recognize Dakota!

      An art major, huh? What medium? I began as an art major, but I couldn’t do this then, in fact I could barely draw a stick figure, I was really good at bare trees–it all came later for me, and now I can’t stop!

      Actually, I work with photos and still figures as my models so often that the exercise of drawing my cats is more serious than most would think, precisely because they do keep moving. It’s also a benefit for all my creative work because it awakens all sorts of sensibilities so that when I get to my graphic designs and even writing I remember following and capturing the essence of a scene.


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