September is almost over and Halloween is coming. My mom is a big lover of all things Halloween, horror, etc. she grew up reading horror comics and is still addicted to that genre.
It takes about two mailing days for my mom to get her cards that I mail. I always have to allow for that two day buffer when I want something delivered by a specific day.
That said, October 1st is Monday. OMG! Already? Yep. Since my mom loves Halloween so much, I am starting the Halloween cats tomorrow so that she receives the first one Monday and she’ll get a daily Halloween themed kitty until after the Day of the Dead.
So for all of you macabre, horror, gothic and Halloween fans out there, you’re in for a treat!
The technique I used for this kitty is a mixture of ink and pencil. It was demo’d in Carla Sonheim’s 365 workshop of prompts. We used the technique with chicken sketches but I aksi used it for this kitty and a 5 minute Sktchy portrait.
I’ve included all of the sketches here. I really liked doing the chicken sketches, they are a lot of fun.
This kitty is totally by chance. I used a thick brush of gesso to paint a kitty on white paper. The interior of that white gesso’d kitty is the final orangey kitty that you see here.
Update on my mom:
She looks forward to these cards that I send her. When I am on the phone with her, she talks about them. She makes up stories about them. She compares them to her cats. Mailing her these cards is helping her in a way because she has a connection with them. She says when she’s feeling sad, she looks through her book of cats. Dementia can be hard on the patient and it’s little things like these cats that make all the difference.
Kneazle from Fantastic Beasts and Rip Van Wincat
Dude was on some serious meds…..
Ooops, forgot to post these two kitties yesterday…water color blobs and drips turned kitty…the idea of using random shapes is sometimes it enables you to see an angle you normally wouldn’t have thought of on your own.
Today’s kitty is a mixed media kitty, the shape was actually inspired by the background. I pulled this card with the prepared background, turned it onto it’s side and I saw this shape so it became today’s kitty. Sometimes that’s all I need for some inspiration.