March 2017

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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C17: Day 65 – Annoying kittehs

March 6, 2017

I suspect that my super quick sketches today display ever so slightly my… let’s call it resentment at today’s kitteh behaviour. For inexplicable reasons, both Grabbity and Mewton have decided that they don’t like their food, food they’ve been quite happily eating for months. It’s special urinary tract food, because poor Grabbity has awful bladder crystals […]

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C17: Day 64 – Lazy cats

March 5, 2017

Even the promise of treats didn’t inspire either Grabbity or Mewton to get up and move about today, so here are some cats, mostly reclining. Also, I know that I should really scan these pages, instead of taking photos on my ipad, but the scanner’s all the way upstairs and such a faff…

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C17: Days 62-63 – Cats in various poses

March 4, 2017

I missed a day yesterday, because my choice was either do a sketch or talk to my husband who’s away for five weeks, and to be honest it really wasn’t a hard choice to make. So today, you get two day’s worth of sketches! The obvious problems with cats is that you either draw them […]

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C17: Day 61 – Grabbity reclining

March 2, 2017

Having learnt from last night that one can be too close to one’s subject, I waited until Grabbity had fallen asleep and had a go at drawing her sleeping. I thought after last night’s quickie that this might be an easy month, but no. Grabbity looks like she’s been made of plasticine. Still, that’s what […]

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C17: Day 60 – Cat month!

March 1, 2017

Carrying on from yesterday’s Cat Stitch, this month is Cat Month! I shall be sketching a cat, or a part of a cat, every day for the whole of the month. Today, that proved to be a bit of a challenge as Mewton came to sit on me, and Grabbity’s upstairs asleep, so I did […]

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