Monday, December 4, 2023
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Daily Sketch Reprise: Three Orange Cats Waiting for Dinner, in Two Shades

 "Three Orange Cats Waiting for Dinner" (accurate color), brush markers, 8.5" x 7" © Bernadette E. Kazmarski
“Three Orange Cats Waiting for Dinner” (accurate color), brush markers, 8.5″ x 7″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Back to those cats after Warhol as friends tend to call them. And see, this is why we have art—I can make my black cats into orange…kind of stripey cats, if you can let your imagination wander. I got the idea for this while feeding them dinner, and handling raw cat food I can’t really grab my sketchbook and get them down, but I remembered what I saw and got each of the three, Giuseppe, Bean and Mr. Sunshine, to pose for me, long enough to get the basics down.

I had originally intended to fill them solidly with black, but decided instead to leave them just as outlines and make several prints which I would color differently. Of course, I ran upstairs to scan this and forgot, but that’s okay, it’s not like I don’t have other chances.

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I wasn’t pleased with the original scan for this and recently scanned it again. The new scan is at the top, the original scan is below. I like both oranges!

marker sketch of three cats
“Three Orange Cats Waiting for Dinner” (original scan), brush markers, 8.5″ x 7″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Coloring Ideas!

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

And not only that, but you could use this loose coloring technique in my new Creative Cat Coloring Book.

Get your coloring book and some markers and give it a try!

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Art for Donation

In 2013 when my friend and fellow blogger Robin A.F. Olson found herself in possession of a pile of orange kittens I offered this sketch and another for a $50 donation to her organization.

Here’s an opportunity to help a friend and fellow blogger Robin A.F. Olson, founder of Kitten Associates Inc., raise funds to help more kittens—buy a piece of art by making a donation! Right now she seems to have an overload of orange kittens so I’m offering three very orange daily sketches.

See the original post and read more!

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.

"Feline Style Sampler" book of sketches and portraits.A collection of 34 images of feline artwork

The award-winning* Feline Style Sampler

Now in its third printing, and its fifth anniversary!

Daily sketches, illustrations, commissioned portraits all in a small coil-bound gift book.

Click here or on the image to read more or find this book on Portraits of Animals.

*Certificate of Excellence, Cat Writers’ Association 2014 Communications Contest

Gifts Featuring Cats You Know!

Inspired by felines you know! Visit Portraits of Animals!

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The Creative Cat Coloring Book

The full set with coloring book, watercolor pencils and sponge.
The full set with coloring book, watercolor pencils and sponge.

It’s a 4.25” x 5.5” spiral-bound booklet of 13 daily sketches in brush pen printed on 120# card stock, book only or as a set with watercolor pencils and a sponge. Read more and order.


All images and text used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission, although links to your site are more than welcome and are shared. Please ask if you are interested in using and image or story in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of an image or a product including it, check my animal and nature website Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.

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Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life

Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters

Tuesday: Rescue Stories

Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork

Thursday: New Merchandise

Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy

Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats

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From health and welfare to rescue and adoption stories, advocacy and art, factual articles and fictional stories, "The Creative Cat" offers both visual and verbal education and entertainment about cats for people who love cats, pets and animals of all species.

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