Sunday, February 25, 2024
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Daily Sketch Reprise: Back to Front

brush pen drawing of cat
“Back to Front”, ink brush pen, 4″ x 6″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

And that’s just how I visualized this “line drawing”—from the point of Bella’s tail that meets her back, out and back and around and over to her shoulder, then over to her face, from back to front. The little feline, I was so concerned I’d muss it up.

When I’m working on other things in a particular style and medium, I like to do something different to take a little break.

Where to find this artwork

Back to Front oval pendant.
Back to Front oval pendant.

I’ve made this sketch into something unique: a clay pendant. They are made from air-dry clay because I love the smooth porcelain appearance. I had a rubber stamp made of the image which I will no doubt use as a rubber stamp on paper and things, but I also wanted to be able to ink it up and press it into the wet clay.

I’d intended to make only one shape and size and sell it with just a jump ring and piece of ribbon, but once I get into a project I have to explore all the possibilities. I made four shapes, and then I decided to see how it looked on some of the wires/strands/cords available in stores, and when I did I decided to include that as part of the gift–because once I’d seen it I couldn’t *not* include it!

Read about all the variations and cord styles, and purchase on Portraits of Animals.

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What other sketches did I post on this date?

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Bedroom Eyes, 2012
sketch of cat looking up
“Bedroom Eyes”, ink, 6″ x 7″ © B.E. Kazmarski

Mr. Sunshine sidles up next to me on the counter and gazes straight up at me with narrowed eyes, slowly blinking. I am under his spell.


Click here to see other daily sketches.

For a gallery of the ones available for sale, visit Portraits of Animals in the “Daily Sketches” section.

Read about the reason for the daily sketches in Three Years of Daily Sketches.

And download your free desktop wallpaper calendar for computer or mobile, usually based on a daily sketch.

"Cat With Fruit" desktop calendar, 1280 x 1024 for square and laptop monitors.
“Cat With Fruit” desktop calendar, 1280 x 1024 for square and laptop monitors.

Gifts featuring cats you know! Visit Portraits of Animals

AfterDinnerNap-Etsy

Hand-printed holiday wrapping paper from Portraits of Animals!
Mimi approves!
Mimi approves!

It’s finally finished–“Meowy Cat’s Mess” wrapping paper! It’s printed in water-based acrylic ink on 24″ x 30″ sheets of 80# kraft paper in alternating red and green, supervised by at least one feline to make sure it’s worthy to represent them. Hamlet carefully watched, Mimi approves, it must be good! Read more and order.




Copyright

All images and text used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission, although links to your site are more than welcome and are shared. Please ask if you are interested in using and image or story in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of an image or a product including it, check my animal and nature website Portraits of Animals 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.


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Weekly schedule of features:
Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life
Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters
Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
Thursday: New Merchandise
Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy
Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats
And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!

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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.

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