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Daily Sketch Reprise: Kelly Silhouette, 2012

pencil sketch of cat silhouette
“Kelly Silhouette”, pencil 4″ x 5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Kelly was playing in the sun again this morning with another catnip toy. At least she ate breakfast first! After I sketched her outline I decided I’d go a little farther and fill in her silhouette and long shadow.

I hadn’t realized I had sketched Kelly three days in a row. She’s the only one around here doing anything—aside from looking out the windows first thing in the morning, the five black cats are mostly sleeping all over the boxes I have stacked in here. I’m a little tired of drawing them sleeping, so they’ll just have to start playing around the house again.

I like this style, and this sketch is still one of my favorites.

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What other sketches did I share on or around this date?


Wrinkled Rug, 2013
pastel sketch of cat
“The Wrinkled Rug”, pastel pencil, 4″ x 6″ © B.E. Kazmarski

Giuseppe proudly displays how he’s arranged the rug to his liking. He was pretty comfortable there in the sun on his warm rug, so a sketch catching him looking up at me was a possibility, but I still had to finish with a black outline—the red earth pastel pencil just wasn’t clear enough.

My scanner has been sick and needs repaired. When I complete my sketches, I scan them on my Epson all-in-one into Photoshop instead of photographing them. It’s much more accurate and no need for an extra step of downloading, but when the light starts to “go” in one of these things it’s done for. The most damaged areas are right down the center of the scanner bed. You’ll see a few lighter stripes in the left area of this sketch if you look closely. I guess I’ll have to do really tall narrow sketches or scan them in two parts until I figure out what to do with this thing.

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Kelly on the Windowsill, 2012

sketch of cat on windowsill
Kelly on the Windowsill, colored pencil © B.E. Kazmarski

I just love Kelly’s delicate profile, one of the reason for yesterday’s sketch, but in this one also is her curling tail waving off the sill and her contented expression as she looks out the second floor window.

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