Saturday, June 15, 2024
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Daily Sketch Reprise: Looking Out the Window

ink sketch of cat looking out window
“Looking Out the Window”, ink, 7.5″ x 6″ © B.E. Kazmarski

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

wood-mounted ink sketch
“Looking Out the Window” wood-mount art.

Like “Three After Dinner Baths” from yesterday  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.

What other sketches did I share on this date?


Three After Dinner Baths
ink sketch of three cats bathing
“Three After Dinner Baths”, gel pen, 7″ x 5″ © B.E. Kazmarski

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

wood-mounted ink sketch
“Three After Dinner Baths” wood-mount 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.

Click here to see other daily sketches.

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.

"Sitting in the Dark", 2560 x 1440 for wide and HD monitors cats desktop calendar
“Sitting in the Dark”, 2560 x 1440 for wide and HD monitors

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Feline Style Sampler

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