Wednesday, April 17, 2024
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Daily Sketch Reprise: Looking Out the Door, 2011

pencil sketch of cat looking out door
“Looking Out the Door”, 6″ x 6″pencil © B.E. Kazmarski

Jelly Bean enjoys the view out the door. I have always liked the graceful way a cat can seem like a swirling, curling juggernaut just by sitting up, all curves and roundness, even slender and angular cats as the neck curves and the tail wraps.

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


What Are You Doing Up There?
charcoal sketch of two cats
“What Are You Doing Up There?”, charcoal pencil, 7″ x 6.5″ © B.E. Kazmarski

I am working. They are not permitted on my table, therefore, they absolutely need to be up here with me. As a result, they are literally getting underfoot. I am hoping they will lose interest and go have a nap since I have glue, paint or finish on several items on the table upon which they are not permitted. It would be an absolute disaster if one of them jumped up here. So I keep Giuseppe and Mr. Sunshine mesmerized by keeping eye contact while I do a sketch, long enough for things to set so that I can lure them out of the room.

I am glad to report they both stayed on the floor.

But don’t worry, I did have adequate eye-level supervision. Mimi was in a box in the back of everything and promised to stay put.

Working with cats always has an exciting element of risk and danger.

Click here to see other daily sketches.

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Read about the reason for the daily sketches in Two Years of Daily Sketches.

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

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