Daily Sketch: Kelly in SilhouettePosted: April 24, 2012 Filed under: animal artwork, cats, daily sketch, kelly, senior cats, tortoiseshell cats | Tags: cat art, cat outline, cat sketches, cats, charcoal sketch, conte sketch, sketch of cat Leave a comment
Kelly is having a good bath in the sun while shadows and reflections fall all around her from the light streaming in the window. In the strong light she was in silhouette but highlighted by the light on her fur. What better than the depth of charcoal and the strong natural red of conté? A quick outline was all I got before she decided I should feed her and she left her bath and came to me, purring. I finished the rest from memory.
Wish I’d grabbed my pastels before I saw her and ran back to my desk where I keep my art materials. I had headed into the kitchen for a lemonade and found her happily bathing in the sun. Often, the sun falls the same way and they will spend a few days in a certain pattern. Perhaps I can catch her another day.
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