What’s new kitty cat….

Orange TabbyOrange Tabby

Graphite on Bristol Smooth

from a photo taken by stalksthedawn

       I like the sparkle in the eyes, the fur and the little nose.   I just think it’s really cute and a great likeness.  I am getting more comfortable with drawing cats.  I don’t know what it is about their features that is so difficult for me.  But if I had to take a guess it would be that their faces are more angular where dogs have more rounded facial features?  Not sure though, I ‘m not going to look too deep and just enjoy the fact that I pulled it off.

    Just wanted to let you know that I have succumbed to making lists.  I’m not too proud to admit that it does save alot of time and it makes me more accountable to the tasks at hand.  Usually, I aimlessly look through stuff always choosing things that are familiar.  Choosing the familiar makes for a fun time because it’s easy, but it can also box you in.  As I have said before, there are just too many subjects that I want to render or atleast dip my toe in to make this experience worth while.  The first item on my list was figurative drawing.  I started searching the web looking for a model (accidentally hitting a couple of porn sites along the way.)   After wishing I had a fork to poke my eyes out to relieve my burning retinas,  I found a beautiful picture of a naked cropped haired African American woman.  You could only see her back and a little of her rear end, so I thought that was enough skin for a first attempt.  I drew her and she turned out as beautiful as the photo, but I didn’t care for the experience at all.   I was just uncomfortable.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t  think that there is anything “dirty” about it, but it just isn’t for me, atleast not right now, maybe never.   I would have loved to have posted my nude lady but due to copyright infringements, I can’t.  It was just for practise anyway.   Had I not made the list though I would still be wanting to try it, but never go further than “wanting”.   So I guess lists do have their place in this   my world after all…cough..cough..spit. 


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