Daily Sketch Reprise: The Surprise

sketch of cat sleeping in box
The Surprise, ink and watercolor, 8.5″ x 7″ © B.E. Kazmarski

A cat in a box is no surprise, but a box that turned out to be heavier than you thought that you open to find Mewsette happily napping in is a surprise, a very pleasant one. So, of course, I had to sketch her, because the moment I opened the flaps and saw her—and she merely flicked an ear when I did but did not acknowledge me—I pictured a simple Mewsette shape in blue in a brown cardboard box. So here you have it.

You can see my ink was not dry in some spots and fizzled; I’ll have to be more careful with that. And I had intended to work a bit of background into it so I overlapped outside the lines, then decided not to, but I like it loose like this.

And thinking of famous cats in boxes:

Yoo hoo, Maru,
Does anybody sketch you?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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wood-mounted art
“The Surprise” 4×4 wood mounted art.
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I liked this little sketch so much I mounted it on one of my wood blocks! Find it on Etsy.

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