samedi 30 août 2008

Cinq petits chats

I've been drawing cats. When I saw the theme for EDM challenge n° 185, Draw a cat, I wanted to draw my cat, but I don't see her much during the summer, she hides under things to sleep to escape the heat, and when she's awake, I'm not fast enough... So I found a cool book at the library, that's called "Chats insolites" (means "weird cats"), by Anne Camberlin. It has fun photos of cats, like this one :

And these :


And this one :
The book says all siamese have a squint, and there is an explanation, but after three readings I still can't understand it clearly : (

All the cats are on the same accordeon card :



And I think I'm going to do more because it's fun, there are still many fun/beautiful cats in the book, and I still haven't drawn my cat!

13 commentaires:

Alanna a dit…

Oh! I love these!!! Tres beau!!! My trick with my cat is sketch quick...and don't expect much. On the most recent sketch of him, He actually did stay still for awhile, though not his head...so, I sketched his body first then quickly put in his head...
I love trying to capture him in a sketch...he's so pretty.
Thanks for visiting my blog...I will browse through more of your posts. I just had to comment on the accordian fold sketches of cats. I adore it!

freebird a dit…

Love your cat pictures. I did my cat but after about 5 restarts because she wouldn't stay still she finally went to sleep. I don't want to always get her while she is sleeping though. I also did a picture of our big dog while she was sleeping. I think I'd better start getting some photos or learn how to sketch quickly if I am ever going to get them while awake!

I love your accordion grouping. I'll have to try that sometime.

Mark Hill a dit…

Awesome cat drawings! You just keep getting better all the time! I like the derelict truck, too...

Kathleen a dit…

the weird Rex is fantastic --- these are great - I love the way the siamese and the rex frame the multi cat page - Wonderful work !!

Deb a dit…

Great weird cats! Love the grouping!

meinhild a dit…

Des super chats! J'ai entendu le même pour les siamois, mais je ne sais pas l'expliquer. Mes amis ont un siamois qui est presque aveugle.
Merci pour tous tes commentaires. Oui, je fais du progrès, mais je fais aussi beaucoup pendant cette période de vacances.

Ann a dit…

Great cat drawings! And I like the grouping too, nice flow to the pages.

Kunstrxns a dit…

fun and full of life

Sandi a dit…

Thank you for your lovely comments on my 50 pages, 50 days blog. I saw your cats a few days ago and the first one - the Siamese - has really enchanted me. Seeing it again confirms that. It is lovely and captures a particular catness that is so nice.

Anetka a dit…

great drawings!! Love the sequence idea:)and can't wait to see more:)
I also like your truck sketches!

artistsjournal a dit…

These are so charming. Cats are great subjects and spend a lot of time relaxing.

However, the only way I'd ever be able to get mine in motion would be to work from photographs.

Anita Davies a dit…

I love these sketches they are just wonderful.

Maxine a dit…

Tes chats sont très sympa.