C17: Day 80 – Nosey parker

March 21, 2017

Bit tricky today as Grabbity just wanted to wash. But I still managed to get a few noses!

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C17: Day 79 – Let me tell you a tail

March 20, 2017

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.

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C17: Day 78 – Snoozy washy Mewton

March 19, 2017

Does what it says on the tin!

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C17: Day 77 – Impressions

March 18, 2017

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.

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C17: Day 76 – Technical (ha ha) drawing of Mewton

March 17, 2017

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 […]

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C17: Day 75 – Little jellybeans

March 16, 2017

Back paws: The top three are Grabbity’s, the bottom one is Mewton.  

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C17: Day 74 – Ear, ear

March 15, 2017

I really do need to start drawing cats earlier in the day. Lunchtime, maybe, or first thing. Because by evening there’s little light and all the cats want to do is snuggle. So, today, I bring you Mewton’s ears from behind, and at close quarters.

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C17: Day 73 – Paws for thought

March 14, 2017

Last night on Facebook, as I was lamenting my general lack of direction, a friend suggested that I focus on one aspect of a cat per day, as the old masters used to. (I’m sure Michaelangelo and Turner both spent hours drawing cats’ paws.) So today is Forepaw Day! Obviously, that meant that both Grabbity […]

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C17: Day 72 – Three quickies

March 13, 2017

Grabbity hung around just long enough this evening for three quick sketches. I’m starting to realise, though, that these very quick sketches are doable, but I honestly don’t know what to do next… I know I need to get better at filling in the details, but I’m not quite sure how. The patterns in the fur […]

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C17: Day 71 – Kickin’ it kitten stylee

March 12, 2017

The cats are both asleep and I wanted a bit of a change, so I thought I’d look through the photos I have of them as kittens and see how they’ve changed. There are the obvious kitten things – they had bigger ears in proportion to their heads than they do as adults, and bigger […]

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C17: Day 70 – Moar kittehs

March 11, 2017

Here you go. In the first, Mewton is sitting inside our cardboard cat house, which Grabbity has partially demolished. No idea why I thought that composition was a good idea, given how hard it was to see him in there. Scale’s all wrong, too. Grabbity, in said cat house. More quickies.

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C17: Day 69 – Detailed kitteh

March 10, 2017

Today, I wanted to spend a bit more time on one or two drawings so I caught Mewton whilst he was feeling relaxed.

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C17: Day 68 – Sleepy kitteh

March 9, 2017

Today’s session: Me: Drawing moving cats is hard, and Mewton’s asleep, so I think I’ll draw him now. Mewton: You’re here! Me: Yes. Go back to sleep. Mewton: You know, I think I fancy a wash! <Does best attempt to draw moving cat.> Mewton: Oh, tired now, need snooze…

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C17: Day 67 – Wild-eyed kitteh

March 8, 2017

It’s been a ridiculously windy couple of days, with the house making strange groaning and banging noises and, occasionally, shuddering in the strong gusts. I tried to capture some of Mewton’s alarm, but instead I appear to have created some form of wild-eyed Frankenkitteh. Possibly two. This sketching malarky is hard.

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C17: Day 66 – Fidgety kitteh

March 7, 2017

Grabbity was very fidgety today, but she struck some fun poses.

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