Thursday, February 22, 2024
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Daily Sketch: Four Black Cats on a White Bed

ink sketch of four cats on bed
“Four Black Cats on a White Bed”, ink drawing pen, 9″ x 5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I was thinking in color today, but when I saw Mr. Sunshine, Mimi, Mewsette and Giuseppe curled up on the unmade bed, I saw the angles and wrinkles of the covers in simple, clear ink lines, and the silhouettes of the black cats against the white.

Their shapes had just the slightest amount of highlighted detail from the window light, just enough to see an ear or a nose, or to distinguish Mimi from Mewsette, and I had no idea how I would do that while still preserving their ink lines, which I love with this pen. The angled lines served to distinguish and describe their shapes, and just came naturally to my hand.

Jelly Bean was supervising me.

What was I sketching a year ago today?

I’ll Take Three Lumps

charcoal sketch of three cats sleeping
Three Lumps, charcoal pencil © B.E. Kazmarski

Lumps of coal, or lumps of sugar…see the original post and read more about this sketch.

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