Daily Sketch Reprise: Wrinkled Rug, 2013 and Kelly on the Windowsill, 2012

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“The Wrinkled Rug”, pastel pencil, 4″ x 6″ © B.E. Kazmarski

Giuseppe proudly displays how he’s arranged the rug to his liking. He was pretty comfortable there in the sun on his warm rug, so a sketch catching him looking up at me was a possibility, but I still had to finish with a black outline—the red earth pastel pencil just wasn’t clear enough.

My scanner has been sick and needs repaired. When I complete my sketches, I scan them on my Epson all-in-one into Photoshop instead of photographing them. It’s much more accurate and no need for an extra step of downloading, but when the light starts to “go” in one of these things it’s done for. The most damaged areas are right down the center of the scanner bed. You’ll see a few lighter stripes in the left area of this sketch if you look closely. I guess I’ll have to do really tall narrow sketches or scan them in two parts until I figure out what to do with this thing.


What was I sketching last year on this day?

Kelly on the Windowsill, 2012

sketch of cat on windowsill
Kelly on the Windowsill, colored pencil © B.E. Kazmarski

I just love Kelly’s delicate profile, one of the reason for yesterday’s sketch, but in this one also is her curling tail waving off the sill and her contented expression as she looks out the second floor window.


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