Working off photos again today, from when Grabbity and Mewton were younger and slimmer and had bigger ears, proportionally speaking.
Present me is, though, starting to wish that past me had specified “One creative thing five days a week” rather than daily, because there are moments when this starts to feel like a chore. I’m not sure why it’s starting to feel onerous, whether it’s just that I’ve been doing this for nearly three months and it’s wearing thin or whether there’s something specific about drawing that’s bugging me. Cats aren’t the best of sitters, that’s true, but I don’t know if that’s actually the problem per se, or whether it’s because I expect to be getting better at each thing I do, and I’m not sure that I am any better at drawing today than I was 26 days ago. And I have no idea what I want to do for next month, either. Or maybe this is just Sunday night speaking.
Took a day off yesterday, so have done double duty today. Cats were uncooperative so worked off photos instead of Fflwff and of a two-week old Grabbity!
Bit of a mixed bag today. You might spot that the top kitteh today is not Mewton or Grabbity, he’s just a bit too floofy for that! He is, in fact, Emo, one of their brothers, who is basically just made of fur and dribble. Obviously this is from a photo, but it’s not too bad at capturing the vast amounts of fluff that make up an Emo.
The bottom one is Grabbity, and it’s just not good. Bad proportions, head’s all wrong. Bah. Should have quit whilst I was, erm, ahead. Oh well, live and learn.
Grabbity, covering herself in cat spit.
I think I am getting a bit better at these quick sketches.
Bit tricky today as Grabbity just wanted to wash. But I still managed to get a few noses!
Mewton’s tail is quite odd, in some ways. Very broad at the base, but otherwise very slender and sleek. When he fluffs it up (that’s called piloerection, btw) really only the bottom 10cm really fluffs, whereas Grabbity’s tail goes full bottle-brush for the whole length.
Anyway, have some tails.
Does what it says on the tin!
Mewton had jumped up on to the island in the kitchen, something that he knows he’s not allowed to do, and Grabbity was on the floor watching him. They didn’t stay still, not even for a moment, so here are three incredibly quick impressions of them.
I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to measure a cat, but it’s not an easy endeavour. However, I got some basic measurements of Mewton, despite his desire to just sit down, and have done a rough technical drawing, side elevation, of said Mewton. It’s not my best technical drawing, to be honest, rather lacking as it does proper squares and, frankly, sufficient measurements. It’s also only the one elevation, though I may attempt more tomorrow. I’m sure the arse elevation will be of great artistic merit.
I don’t even want to think about taking Grabbity’s measurements.
Back paws: The top three are Grabbity’s, the bottom one is Mewton.