Daily Sketch Reprise: Lights Above, 2014

"Lights Above", markers, 7" x 4" © Bernadette E. Kazmarski
“Lights Above”, markers, 7″ x 4″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Mewsette and Giuseppe settle under the lights above the cabinet in the kitchen. These early autumn evenings and pumpkin pie baking have kept us all in a cozy spot. I love to watch them and the shadows they make. I have a sketchbook and materials down there, so we’ll be seeing some more of them.

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What was I sketching a year ago today?

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Don’t Look Behind You, 2013
pencil sketch of two cats
“Don’t Look Behind You”, pencil on cream charcoal paper, 10″ x 6″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

It was looking like a sweet simple pencil sketch of two cats enjoying a rest on the table, but Giuseppe kept taking a bead on the back of Bean’s head. He never did anything, but he was definitely planning it.

The light was shining down on them from above so the shadows and highlights look a little odd, but it just adds to the feeling of foreboding.

Love my pencils. I always enjoy returning to them.

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Beanbath, 2012
charcoal sketch of cat bathing
Beanbath, charcoal pencil, 6″ x 8″ © B.E. Kazmarski

When they are in mid-bath I have to get it down fast, especially Bean headed for a toe cleaning. Quick sketchy strokes, followed by a little touch-up of details from a blurry reference photo. I think the sketchy lines capture the action. It could be any one of the five, but just to make sure you know who it is, I’ve added Bean’s white belly triangle.

He’s not fat at all; he only weighs a little over 10 pounds. But he has this roly-poly bearing, especially when he sits for a bath. He’s just darned cute.

This year Bean weighs a little more…and I saw plenty of this today as I was working on framing. When Bean has his supervisory shift he multi-tasks, having a full bath.

 


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