Daily Sketch Reprise: Mimi’s Bath Flourishes, and Variations

in sketch of cat bathing
“Mimi’s Bath Flourishes”, ink brush pen on multimedia paper, 5″ x 4.5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Mimi sits squarely on a little folded square of blanket, having a very thorough bath, including lots of little flourishes to make sure each hair is cleaned. Sketched in ink brush pen while Mimi bathed on the floor next to me.

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Mimi’s Bath Flourishes, With Color

So of course this year I had to have some fun and fill it with color in Photoshop. Here’s one idea of color combinations, and what I just may end up doing with the sketch.

"Mimi's Bath Flourishes" with color.
“Mimi’s Bath Flourishes” with color.

How about a coloring book?

Sample page: Mimi's Bath Flourishes
Sample page: Mimi’s Bath Flourishes

You can try your hand at coloring them in yourself with in my Creative Cat Coloring Book.

Get your coloring book and some markers and give it a try! Read more about it and order one on Portraits of Animals.

Creative Cat Coloring Book
Creative Cat Coloring Book

What was that about wrapping paper? How about art paper?

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

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. Above is “Brushy Kitties”, which includes “Mimi’s Bath Flourishes”.

It’s available on text weight stock at 11″ x 17″ and cover weight stock in 11″ x 11″. 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.

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!

Click here to see other daily sketches.

For a gallery of the ones available for sale, visit Portraits of Animals in the “Daily Sketches” section.

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

And download your free desktop wallpaper calendar for computer or mobile, usually based on a daily sketch.

Desktop calendar, 1280 x 1024 for square and laptop monitors.
Desktop calendar, 1280 x 1024 for square and laptop monitors.

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