Another one of my favorite ink drawings! Looking back on these sketches as I worked out this ink style last fall I have to say it was a medium I’d always wanted to master but didn’t feel I had enough control, even though I wanted the sketches to be loose and freehand. This is one of the rewards of and reasons for practicing the daily sketches.
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Jelly Bean peeks through the cafe curtains as I sit at my desk working after dark; what he can see out there is probably something I would never be able to see, but he is raptly attentive.
A lot of ink sketches lately; I’ve been exploring line and pattern, shading and even just outlines, leaving the color out intentionally. This one, however, I am tempted to add color to at some point, in part for the gentle tan and brown tones as well as the blue and deep red in the curtain.
Ironically, I like it better at about one-quarter this size—the lines and shadows work much better.
Where to find this art
What other sketches did I share on this date?
Three After Dinner Baths
Giuseppe, Mr. Sunshine and Mewsette line up and focus on getting clean after dinner. Quick sketchy lines help to capture the non-stop action. Drawn in handy black gel pen.
Where to find this art
I remember working on developing this style last autumn, and I still like this one a lot—so much that I put it on a small wood block and have it in my Etsy shop.
For a gallery of the ones available for sale, visit my Etsy shop in the “Cat Art and Prints” section.
Read about the reason for the daily sketches in Two Years of Daily Sketches.
And download your free desktop wallpaper calendar for computer or mobile, usually based on a daily sketch.
A collection of 34 images of feline artwork
Feline Style Sampler
Daily sketches, illustrations, commissioned portraits all in a small coil-bound gift book.
Gifts featuring cats you know! Portraits of Animals on Etsy.
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