Guess who’s been spending time in my studio with me?
Mimi is tiny but full of purrsonality, and I find I can sketch her in many, many different styles and media. Here I have used just the side of the square conté crayon to capture her curves and outstretched arm. As I worked on another project, her strong little presence over there on my table distracted me, and I saw her shape in various media, and my eye settled on using the side of one of my drawing things, one of the many media that come in square sticks like pastels of various types, charcoal, graphite and conté crayon. Even though I found a set of hard pastels, Prismacolor Nupastels, in my cabinet of goods and decided I’d use them in place of conté sometime for the sake of the color, I settled on conté for this one, something about that sanguine color and Mimi.
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Oil pastel again, for the strength of colors and the texture; it’s hot and feels like summer. Here Mimi naps in the light from the window, slipping in under the mini blind. In the strength of the sun, all colors appear in her fur and on the old marble windowsill and the hot yellow sun outside the window. Read more and order.
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