Daily Sketch: The Classic Pose

pencil sketch of cat bathing private areas
The Classic Pose, pencil © B.E. Kazmarski

I realized we don’t have a sketch of one of these. I realized it when I was trying to sketch Giuseppe sitting up and gracefully looking out the window and he kept turning around, flipping the leg in the air and bathing himself every time I tried to sketch him. Okay, I said, you’re going to regret this.

It’s much easier to capture the bath pose in pencil than in ink—obviously he moved enough several times that I had to adjust, but those little repositions can be worked into a pencil sketch, not so much the ink sketch.

He was so persistent I was a little concerned there might be a urinary issue, but everything came out fine a little later; I think he was just undecided—look out window—bath—both need to be done—what to do?

Now let’s see if he strikes this pose next time.


Click here to see other daily sketches, and for a gallery of the ones available for sale, visit my Etsy shop in the “Daily Sketches” section.

All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in purchasing one as a print, or to use in a print or internet publication.


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.

5 thoughts on “Daily Sketch: The Classic Pose

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: