Un-cat-stitutional

Cleo is paying us a visit. She has been an indoor apartment cat since June. She’s ecstatic when she pays us a visit because she gets to stroll outside in the screened in patio. I sketched her in a few different poses, looking longingly out at the yard. The lizards are taunting her from the other side. She’s flicked her tail a few times because she’s not happy unless she’s killing something. The screens don’t even let her kill bugs.

Sketchbook & Sketches

I recently made another sketchbook. I really love the cold press Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper so I buy it in bulk and make my own sketchbooks. I recently filled a Handbook sketchbook and didn’t have any other landscape format sketchbooks so instead of buying one, I made one.

The cover is a copy of two plein air paintings that I did in pastel.

I also made two pamphlet style sketchbooks using Strathmore 400 series drawing paper. I am saving those for International Fake Journal Month.

Lastly, a few sketches I did at breakfast this morning…..

Value bear

Today’s prompt suggestion has to do with lights and darks…..

Here’s my studio bear for today’s sketch where I really pumped up the darks.

30 Pages 30 Days

There’s a challenge going on with the Sktchy app where you sign up to commit to doing 30 journaling type sketch pages for 30 days.

This is my Day 1. Chloe was hiding under my desk to get away from the noise of work being done in one of our bathrooms. The workers are long gone and Chloe is in the kitchen right now singing for her supper….well, it’s more like chirping.