Saturday, February 24, 2007

Hairy Model





On this nice, sunny Saturday morning, I was watching Zoey in a head-to-toe grooming session, which is usually a prelude to a long nap...for both of us. (I often take long naps shortly after waking up) I've been neglecting my sketchbook lately, so I thought I'd do a quick sketch, which turned into a series of sketches as he kept changing poses every several seconds. At first, I was a little annoyed, but then began to see it as a life drawing session with quick poses. The model was a bit hairy, but very obliging. After an hour or so, we took a nice, long, well deserved nap.

12 comments:

casey said...

These are excellent - you draw beautifully, and your cat is a great model. You inspire me to work on mine.

SCquiltaddict said...

great sketches and dont cats do the funniest things...and a challenge to draw in some of them!

phthaloblu said...

Ya know, I was looking at my cat last night thinking he would make a great model. He was sleeping on the love seat with his head upside down and tucked under his paw. I even made a note on my to-do list to draw him! After seeing your sketches of your hairy model I must do mine, too! Thanks for sharing these beautiful drawings and for the inspiration also!

gingermoggy said...

Oh beoootiful! You have got the essence of the cat purrfectly! (I have a Zoe cat too!)j

Joanne said...

Ha Ha! Love your hairy model, and I think you've caught the essence!
--Joanne

Jana Bouc said...

Absolutely delightful and so well drawn. I really enjoyed the simplicity of your lines and how well the captured the kittie. If only mine would pose in something other than boring "meatloaf" positions.

Teri C said...

You made this look like so much fun, I wish I had a cat to draw! They are all so great.

jen said...

beautiful and wondermous... thanks for sharing. i love your use of line to create texture- i can almost feel the cat breathing ... wondermous.

Linda said...

Awesome! The next to the last one particularly made me smile -- such a cat pose, and I'll bet it was a bit tough to render. I love the way you draw!

Caroline said...

These are great! I gotta go get my cat now!

Ujwala said...

full of life and energy. great drawings. now i too feel like getting myself one of these live in models.

David said...

I have just found sketchblog sites in the last few days and only just stumbled on yours. The cat drawings are great. I have recently been adopted by a very smart b&w moggie and he never sits still for a minute for me to draw him properly, even when he is apparently fast asleep!