Friday, April 19, 2024
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Daily Sketch Reprise: Impatiently Waiting for Dinner

conte sketch of four cats
“Impatiently Waiting for Dinner”, sanguine conté crayon, 7″ x 5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

They thought I was taking far too long with what I was doing in the studio, and each time I moved significantly they got up and ran down the steps. They they’d come back and mill around on the landing, looking miserable, just to remind me that they came first, apparently I had forgotten this. So I decided to sketch them. It’s the Four, because Mimi is delicately balanced on my knee, turning around and giving me the hairy eyeball now and then.

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What was I sketching on this date?

Dinner Gargoyle, 2012
colored pencil sketch of cat
“Dinner Gargoyle”, purple colored pencil, 6″ x 6.5″ © B.E. Kazmarski

This is slightly exaggerated…Jelly Bean is pleasantly rounded but not quite like this. And his elbows aren’t quite so pointed, but he sooo looked like a gargoyle on the corner of the table doing his best to look miserable while trying to convince me it was dinner time, or something. Wasn’t sure about the position for his tail.

In another sketch, he was a Dresser Gargoyle.

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2011: Boys at the Sink
colored pencil sketch of cats drinking from sink
“Boys at the Sink”, colored pencil, 10″ x 8″ © B.E. Kazmarski

Today, something I see all the time and post photos frequently, but just wanted to test my skills with their odd positions and fast movements. Giuseppe is looking as if he needs to hop up and down from the sink a lot more often, but his big gut is just because of his awkward compressed position, hind paws on the sink edge, one front paw in the sink and the other on the edge of the sink next to Mr. Sunshine.

I love what they do with their ears when they are drinking.

I decided to use the colored pencil today since it was on my mind and I have ones that exactly match my sink and the orange cups I use! It was a nice idea, but I actually like the sketch better in black and white. And with the magic of PhotoShop, we get to see it that way.

sketch of two cats at sink
Same sketch, black and white

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“Mewsette on the Afghan” desktop calendar 2560 x 1440 for HD and wide screens.

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