Thursday, February 29, 2024
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Daily Sketch: Boys in the Afternoon

sketch of two cats
Boys in the Afternoon, green colored pencil © B.E. Kazmarski

Jelly Bean and Mr. Sunshine decided to hang out on top of the wardrobe today, looking out the window at first until Bean dozed while Mr. Sunshine indulged in a daydream (perhaps about further uses for his tools).

I had wanted to do more with this, visualizing a more complete and detailed sketch, but the first step is a quick sketch to build upon. At that point Bean yawned, got up and stretched and Mr. Sunshine sat up. End of sketch. That’s okay, I like the loose little lines in here, like the curlicue on the back of Sunshine’s neck—I know I was trying to work something out in my mind when I sketched that line, and that’s what happened to it. But those little oddities add interest to a sketch and sometimes they are surprisingly appropriate. This one is just interesting.


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