Friday, December 1, 2023
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Daily Sketch: Three Black Cats

marker sketch of three cats
“Three Black Cats”, brush marker, 8.5″ x 4.5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

The three boys were on the bed earlier yesterday, barely more than silhouettes in the dim light. If my marker had had more juice I may have captured the sense of silhouettes, but at least this caught the sets of ears. It’s Giuseppe, Sunshine and Bean.

This technique tries to capture the outline in one line, and for this I modified it to be one line per cat because of the way they are positioned. In one method the lines aren’t even supposed to overlap or backtrack, but I like to use loops and overlaps to describe details on the subject.

What was I sketching a year ago today?

Well, nothing. I wrote an article about my sketches, but no new sketches. But I’m going to post a link to a similar sketch so you can see more of this fun technique.

Three Cats in a Line

line sketch of cats
“Three Cats in a Line”, ink, 6″ x 4″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Without any color fill, these sketches actually make a cool overall pattern, below…see the original post and read more about this sketch. Just having a little fun.

Repeating pattern from sketch.
repeating pattern
Repeating pattern in reverse.


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4 thoughts on “Daily Sketch: Three Black Cats

  • Love the sketch of the black kitties but you know how much I love those black kitties. We have three here and they are such nice kitties. Hope you have a wonderful week end.

    • Marg, I love them too, even when they knock over their pot of grass and get dirt all over the kitchen, like they just did! It’s all in fun.


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