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Daily Sketch Reprise: Four Cats in Purple, 2013 and Apple-colored Cuddle, 2012

colored pencil sketch of four cats
“Four”, purple colored pencil, 8″ x 6″ © B.E. Kazmarski

Ten seconds into this one and I nearly stopped—what was I thinking? Yes, they’re really cute, but there’s a heck of a lot going on there! I had their outlines, then Giuseppe stretched as far as he could and flipped his head upside down. I had to give it a try.

This is their late afternoon cuddle. The Fantastic Four always seem to end up together; their mama had been with them only seconds before but I couldn’t catch her. Perhaps she has had enough notoriety already today?

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What else was I sketching on this date?

Apple-colored Cuddle, 2012
watercolor and pencil sketch of two cats cuddling
Apple-colored Cuddle, watercolor pencil © B.E. Kazmarski

Well, I have a lot of sketches of cuddles, I have to come up with some new names and apples are red and green, most of the time. In this case, it’s Jelly Bean and Giuseppe, who cuddle after they wrestle, especially on a dark and rainy day when I have all the lights on at my desk.

My, that was a very interesting experiment in color.

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