Sunday, December 7, 2008

A Boy and His Cat

Was busy this weekend and didn't have time or energy to draw. Gasp!

I've been admiring the "real life" sketches of other artists and wanted to practice capturing a moving, wiggling subject. So this evening I followed Hubby around the house and recorded his activities (or lack thereof.) With Hubby I got Cheezburger also...fifteen pounds of warm, furry love.

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Cheezburger: "Let me put my butt on your arm."

There is a definite progression in the drawing style from #1 to #4. I tried to capture tooooo many details at first. By #4 I was just trying to get down the essence of the scene.

Need to work on hands - too long, too short, to square-fingered. Toes look pretty good.


sharon said...

these are good.....and i love the 20 lbs of furry love....cheeseburger!!

john.p said...

Your hubby is tolerant. Neat sequence! I like your stuff, and pass along the Butterfly Award, even though you've said you want to keep on the quiet side of blogging. Check my blog for details. If you pass, that's fine, too. I'll still be following your work.

Sherry said...

Oh yeah, that Cheeseburger looks related to my Bucky Cat, especially the reading in bed part. These are just charming.

Stephen Hall said...

A great series of sketches and well done to your husband to support your work by staying as still as possible! I couldn't sketch my wife, she moves around so much and never still!

josh pincus is crying said...

these are great. I like that you are aware of the changes and progression in your drawings. I like to change my style or technique or execution alot.
just not my subject matter.
nice work, speck.

Leigh said...

Fabulous drawings. Love, love the cat. Can't wait to see more.