Daily Sketch Reprise: Sleepy Stepmonster

brush marker sketch of black cat on steps
“Sleepy Stepmonster”, brush markers, 5.5″ x 8″ © Bernadete E. Kazmarski

Giuseppe fell asleep on the steps, in such a deep sleep that he barely made a twitch the entire time I sketched him. I like his clear black shape, the simplicity of the steps with wooden treads and white risers, and the shadows.

I think this sketch will go places, along with the other “simple” sketches with a black cat and two or three other colors, like the kitchen series. I really must get myself some juicier markers, though, especially the gray. The patterns in the shaded areas are distracting, and I had wanted a smoother finish; I found myself wishing for my watercolors, but going to get them would have awakened Giuseppe and I would have had no sketch.

I thought, for once, I would trim off the rough edges to see what it would look like without that distraction. Here is that version.

brush marker sketch of black cat on steps
“Sleepy Stepmonster (cropped)”, brush markers, 5.5″ x 8″ © Bernadete E. Kazmarski

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