My right to be odd

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These WIPs show the transition of yesterday’s kitten sketch from the initial drawing through to the final image. I realise that the blown highlights make the kitten look a little odd ~ but because they are one of the reasons I like the photograph, I wanted to retain them in the sketch.

“I am an artist you know … it is my right to be odd.” E.A. Bucchianeri

Get used to the idea

Kitten in a sunbeam – ink & watercolour sketch with digital colour added, 2016
Kitten in a sunbeam – ink & watercolour sketch with digital colour added, 2016
Grandkitten — original photograph, 2014
Grandkitten — original photograph, 2014

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea…” Robert A. Heinlein

Polishing cats

Unpolished cat sketch – ink on paper, 55 x 60 mm, 2012.

My friend has introduced me to the wonderful world of polishing cats.* Closely related to procrastination, it’s a term for doing things that don’t really need to be done right now but which mysteriously rise to the top of your ‘to do’ list when there is something important that requires your attention.

I’m supposed to be working on a logo. I have the concept, the reference material and I’m now ready to draw it. I really like drawing and I enjoy designing logos but, for some reason, I can’t seem to settle into the sitting-down-and-getting-on-with-it stage. Instead, I have posted a birthday card, put petrol in the car, done the dishes and finished my mise en place for dinner. I’ve also written to my friend telling her all about it and now I’m preparing this entry for my blog. That’s a whole lot of shiny cats… and still no logo.

*DISCLAIMER ~ The author of this blog does not advocate or in any way condone the literal polishing of cats. That would be silly.