Daily Sketch Reprise: Mimi en Silhouette, 2012

ink silhouette sketch of black cat
Mimi en Silhouette, ink brush pen © B.E. Kazmarski

Well, the title should be self-explanatory, it is indeed Mimi, who occupied my drafting table all day, and she is en silhouette—or nearly so. As she enjoyed a bit of sun on the windowsill I enjoyed the play of angled light on her fur.

And I’m really loving this new brush pen! I did want to use it again so I waited for une scène so that I could try a few new techniques.

Darn that Giuseppe, he has me speaking French from all his correspondence with Mlle. Daisy Emerald Marguerite. Perhaps I am also channeling what I learned of studying Theophile Steinlein.

See also yesterday’s sketch using this new pen, “Perfect Fit”.

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What else did I sketch on this date?

Loafing, 2013

pencil sketch of cat
“Loafing”, pencil, 8″ x 6″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Mewsette loafs atop the wardrobe. She moved her face around so much, and each position was sweet. Guess I caught the one I was meant to have.

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art paper with ink sketches of cats
“Brush Kitties” art paper

This pattern is a collage of all the kitties I’ve drawn in this same style with the above-mentioned brush pen, singles, multiples, smooth lines, sketchy lines, just a bunch of busy kitties in black on white. The text-weight paper is printed on one side of 60# uncoated text weight paper—in case you want to add color yourself—the cover-weight is printed on 100# Lynx Bright White cover.

I’ve had this idea in mind for several years trying to find the best way to put it together. Seeing text-weight and cover-weight art papers for scrapbooking and creative crafts I decided this was a good way to give it a try. These papers are designed from my portraits and sketches and printed digitally.

Use these papers for scrapbooking, wrapping gifts, decorating keepsake boxes or any creative project you can think of that needs a bunch of cats on it! I ship them flat between sheets of cardboard. I’ve included a photo of keepsake box I made as an example–this box is not for sale.

I’ve started with three different designs and two different paper stocks, text and cover, to see how popular they are. I have many more ideas in mind for these papers—consider the number of daily sketches and portraits I have, plus holiday designs, and artwork yet to come!


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