Daily Sketch: Wrinkled Rug

pastel sketch of cat
“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?

Daily Sketch: Kelly Napping

pencil sketch of cat napping
Kelly Napping, pencil © B.E. Kazmarski

Little Kelly’s delicate profile is the catch as she crouches to wait for her lunch, then dozes off. She’s such a little package.

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2 thoughts on “Daily Sketch: Wrinkled Rug

  • March 15, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Our rug at the back door is always wrinkled like that!

    • March 15, 2013 at 10:37 am

      RumpyDog, this one is at the top of the stairs and I’ll have to replace it. I usually have a kind of stiff mat there so I don’t risk tripping over a wrinkled rug, but it’s funny I don’t worry about tripping over a pile of cats.


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