Wednesday, May 29, 2024
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Daily Sketch: Tucked Together for a Nap

"Tucked Together for a Nap", brush markers, 5.5" x 4.5" © Bernadette E. Kazmarski
“Tucked Together for a Nap”, brush markers, 5.5″ x 4.5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Jelly Bean and Giuseppe settled on the fleece bed for a nap and as time when on tucked themselves into tighter circles and together. Even standing right above, it was difficult to see which was which. But they made sure to have the tiger tail toy close at hand for when they awoke.

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What other sketches did I share on this date?


Sneaking, 2013
marker sketch of cat
“Sneaking”, brush marker, 10″ x 4.5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

It’s Mr. Sunshine sneaking up on something, likely it’s one of his siblings. It all happened so fast.

My goal was just to capture the essential lines that make up the action, and to use the varied lines I can create with my brush market to create shape and shadow, but overall to keep it minimal. It’s also drawn largely, but not entirely, without looking at the paper. It’s not quite minimalism, but I might get back there. One of these days I’ll write about a few things I’d done in an even more minimalist style back when I was in college, and really liked the outcome.

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Kitty’s Sleeping, 2012
conte sketch of cat sleeping
“Kitty’s Sleeping”, sanguine and red earth conté 5″ x 5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Kelly is beginning to drip off the edge of the book case she’s chosen as her current daily sleeping spot. I’m not sure why she chooses an exposed and uncomfortable spot like this—at least, that’s my perception. Still, clinging to the corner of a tall cabinet can’t be relaxing, yet she falls asleep and I find all sorts of limbs hanging down.

In this case, she is curled and relaxed and falling apart just a little.

“Kitty’s sleeping” is something we said to children to help keep them quiet.

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