Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Monday, 8 October 2007

5 minute sketch


Fluffy is actually a black cat, but it was the expression I was after. To colour it in would have spoiled it. Or put another way, I was just too chicken.

19 comments:

Casdok said...

Very fluffy!!

Papoosue said...

How cute is that cat - great sketch Helena.

Thanks for your comments btw. Yes, I think your brother's Christmas card philosophy is a touch on the cautious side! LOL.

CHEWY said...

Oh, I very much like this sketch. Black cats can also be difficult to photograph. I like how you suggested the body with few strokes.

Rachelle said...

I can just imagine that drawing black animals is as hard as photographing them! Whenever we have to photograph a black alpaca, we really have to work hard at getting the lighting right, or else the features just melt into the black!
Cute, cute, cute!
Slainte~
Rachelle

Helena said...

Chewy-

"I like how you suggested the body with few strokes"

yeah, that'll be where I ran out of steam.

;^)

Helena said...

Casdok,

She is!

Apart from when she's just woken up from a deep sleep. Then she's a bit lumpy and dishevelled.

:^)

Helena said...

Papoosue,

Thank you!

& Yes, I think he is a tad, er, mean!

:^)

Helena said...

Rachelle,

Yes but at least when you're drawing a cat you know they're not going to launch into a pronk!

:^)

CHEWY said...

pronk? Ha-ha. What does it mean?

Meanie the baby dragon said...

Hi Dilly and BT's mawmaw!

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

You have oodles of talent - all joking aside, I really am VERY jealous!

Colleen said...

Well done!

Helena said...

Chewy,

"pronk" is when the alpacas are jumping about for the fun of it. It's a cross between a bounce and a forward jump.

:^)

Helena said...

HULLO MEANIE!!

Helena said...

Shrinky,

My elder sister is a brilliant artist - art runs in the family and it had almost run out when it got to me. I'll have to put some of her work up, then you'll see!

;^)

Helena said...

Colleen!

THanks!

:^)

Patrice said...

I love this so much!! It's a perfect likeness of a fluffy cat.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I am really enjoying your sketches, the ones below, too, even if I don't comment on them all.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I don't think I could do that in 5 minutes! (In fact, I know I couldn't!)

It's very cool.