Tag Archives: Rasheed

Drawing my own cats, part 26

27 Nov

I decided to draw one of my cats sleeping. After all, good illustrations are often based good life drawings of similar subjects.

Drawing my own cats, part 26

That is all.

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Rasheed, number 14

15 Apr

Drawing a cat seems easy enough, until you actually try it. The cat doesn’t sit still long enough for a proper drawing. Sitting far away prevents this, but also makes it hard to draw details.

Rasheed, number 14

After 5 minutes Rasheed had enough of my meddling with his personal space, and turned away from me. He wanted to be left alone while he was going to sleep. End of drawing exercise.

That is all.

Rasheed

26 Mar

My Bengal cat is called Rasheed, and I’m very fond of this cat. Now he’s a very active cat, which makes him hard to draw. I guess I just have to wait until he’s tired and I can draw him while he sleeps.

Rasheed

The sketch was made in approximately 30 minutes with HB pencil on 120 g/m2 drawing paper.

I decided to create a second drawing/sketch of Rasheed. I wanted to add some of the environment, to give it more of a homey feeling to it.

More Rasheed

It turned into a rough sketch, with the proportion not entirely correct. The overall impression is what I wanted, though.

That is all.

Cats just won’t sit still

24 Mar

I wanted to check how good my shape consciousness is at this moment. Not too shabby it seems.

Cats just won't sit still

1) My Bengal cat meowing for attention
2) He’s quite annoyed now
3) My other (non-pedigree) cat is carefully watching for the other cat to jump her
4) He’s still restless, sitting in front of the window
x) He wouldn’t even sit still for a few seconds to pose

So, what was going on? Duh, there was no more food in their food trays. That was going on, dumb human!

After I fixed that, the Bengal cat calmed down, but took the fun out of speed sketching outlines. What’s the fun if it’s easy to do?

That is all.

Two cats sleeping

17 Mar

If you have two cats who consume part of your monthly income, why not "exploit" them by using them as models for drawing? I made a lovely contour sketch of these two cats who are obviously very accustomed to each other.

If they were humans, one would say that they are fond of each other’s company. Not knowing the inner workings of a cat, I can’t really claim they like each other, in the same way humans like other humans. However, there is an obvious chemistry between these two animals, because they are often seen together.

Two cats sleeping

The sketch took only 30 minutes and was done with HB pencil on 120 g/m2 drawing paper. The scanned image was manipulated slightly (adjustment of levels), to reflect the shades of gray in the original.

That is all.

Grooming Cat

16 Mar

My Bengal cat Rasheed was grooming himself, so I decided to drawing him in approximately 15 minutes.

Grooming Cat

That is all.

Two cats sleeping

4 Mar

I have two cats who grew up together and are very fond of each other. This means they like to play, chase and sleep together.

The latter is of course an opportunity for me to draw them, at least, for as long as they keep the same pose. After 15 minutes one of the cats repositioned itself, and the other did as well. That is how much time I had to draw these two furry darlings of mine. A quick sketch, no more.

Two cats sleeping

That is all.