Saturday, May 23, 2015

Drawing of a cat reading

I feel like doing pen and ink again. I've been doing colored pencils for everything for so long now, its almost like I have to give myself permission to do something else. I drew this little piece while sitting on the porch with the kitties, just hanging out. It was fun. And I didn't think about it very much.

I had some printer paper and a cheap ball point pen, and had intended to make serious lists of things I need to do/draw/figure out, etc., but instead I started drawing this couch.

I added the granny square afghan, then the pillows, then the upholstery.

Next came the lamp. I had no idea where I was going with this. I drew it hanging over the couch, then decided it needed one going the other way. Next was the table, and the stuff on it.

Then the kid,

who needed something to look at, so next came the cat.
I did the chair first, and then added the cat.

Nothing profound. Just fun. 

1 comment:

Bonny said...

This reminds me so much of William Steig; both the drawing and the process. I read an interview with him in which he described how he works, and the jist of it was that he starts drawing and watches what he's doing, the drawing makes him laugh, and he has to keep going to find out what's going to happen.

Always fascinating to see what you're working on, and how.