Daily Sketch Reprise: Rolling Around

"Rolling Around", black pastel pencil and white charcoal pencil on blue Canson paper, 10.5" x 7.5" © Bernadette E. Kazmarski
“Rolling Around”, black pastel pencil and white charcoal pencil on blue Canson paper, 10.5″ x 7.5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Giuseppe was having a really good roll around on the floor, for no apparent reason except that it made him happy. I think we should all do that each day!

This was another fun attempt to follow a moving target with my eyes while drawing with my hand and not looking at the paper. I really like using a mid-range tone and color with my black and white charcoal pencils.

Where to find this artwork

"Rolling Around" framed.
“Rolling Around” framed.

The original is sold but prints are made in archival inks on Epson Cold Press Watercolor Paper, Hot Press Digital Giclee Paper or Artist Canvas, and I can easily frame one for you as I framed the original you see here.

You can purchase a print with the drop-down menu below, or you can find “Rolling Around” on Portraits of Animals.

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What was I sketching a year ago today?

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Illustrations, 2012
pencil sketch of siamese cat
“Cranberry is Disgruntled”, pencil, 3″ x 9″ © B.E. Kazmarski

I’m illustrating a book for a friend and coming near the end of the illustration phase. Of course, it’s a cat book, and I’ve been so intently working on it I thought I’d post my favorite two.

The author is a big fan of Clare Turlay Newberry, and I had initially worked out a few sketches in a style closer to hers, but when I worked farther into the book the illustrations had much more detail and that wonderful soft charcoal style just wouldn’t support what we needed. I cast about for another medium and came back to pencil. All those daily sketches have paid off.

Cranberry, the subject, is a Siamese cat, long and angular. The above sketch is called “Cranberry is disgruntled”.

Her feline siblings, Mr. Peach and Fromage, below, are “Waiting for Dinner”, ginger tabby Mr. Peach sitting stolidly by his bowl while Cranberry swats Fromage, who pays no attention.

three cats from above
“Waiting for Dinner”, pencil, 6″ x 6″ © B.E. Kazmarski

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.

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