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Daily Sketch Reprise: Bella, 2014

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“Bella”, watercolor, 8″ x 6″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Bella was inspiring from the moment she arrived! Here is the first sketch she inspired, just a few days later.

Pretty Bella, she is so slender and graceful! She loves to curl up on the toilet tank and lean against the tissue box, and as soon as I saw her, especially when I saw the photo below, I had an idea for an illustration of her. Just simplify the background with a green level she is lying on and a pattern on the left, not even the tissue box, in colors to match her eyes, the tank and then a darker green–the tissue box had black, but I just didn’t like it when I tried it out, too much competition with the star.

Got to have those beans on the bottom of her foot, and the curled hind foot! And of course those round eyes! I actually painted this last night but it was so late I wanted to wait until today to post it, and now it’s getting late again! Here is the reference photo.

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The reference photo for Bella’s painting

I stood at the doorway behind the baby gate with my cats and sketched as fast as I could.


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