I finished this kitty cat art a couple of weeks ago.
Paper Size – 12×12 inches / 30,5cm by 30,5cm
Limited Edition of 100 only – available in my art shop
Purrfect for the cat lover in your life!
Here is a shot of Little Orange in progress inside the handmade leather bound sketchbook that Chris purchased for me for Christmas last year.
And below are my three sleepy kitties from yesterday morning.
And these are my three sleepy kitties basking in the mid-morning morning sun from yesterday.
This drawing is reminiscent of a previous work from April 2011.
This mandala, however has little groupie bots looking out for her.
I sketched this out with india ink, coloured pencil and used a little watercolour too. And the previous original mandala drawing is listed for sale in the shop now.
You gotta swallow hard when what’s around you is changing more rapidly than you are able to handle. This is the point when you realize you can not go back, but are terrified to more forward, and more than that, numb to the present. For me this point hit on Day 4 while detoxing in late January.
You can’t breath and you can’t exhale.
1. Sobriety and Addiction
2. Yin and Yang
3. Alpha and Omega
I forced myself to draw while in detox for fear that if I didn’t I would not know how to afterwards.
Mediums – Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens and Prismacolor Verithin Coloured Pencils inside a 9×9 inch Fabriano Quadrato Artist Journal
What began as a simple jellyfish doodle morbidly turned into one flying scoop of melted ice cream.
I can just imagine what made it take off into the air… a childhood temper tantrum during the heat of the summertime, an adult who tripped over the curb after leaving the ice cream vendor stand or maybe just maybe this one sole scoop of ice cream is intelligent and decided it did not want to be licked or eaten, digested and 12 hours later flushed down a toilet into a sewer system built 1000 years ago.
But we’ll never know for sure as this singular scoop of enchanted ice cream has likely left earth’s stratosphere by now in search of it’s own kind.
Drawn with Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens and Derwent & Prismacolor coloured pencils on Strathmore Petal Inclusion paper. This oddity measures 5×7 inches (12,6cm by 17,5cm).
Ever feel like you lost your mojo? Or that everything else was strangling you for your attention?
It’s amazing what happens when your life takes turns that you weren’t prepared for, or for that matter, even wanting. Needless to say I’m happy these days and back in the studio working full-time again. While it’s easy to worry when one week turns into seven weeks without even picking up a pen to doodle with, simply realize that it’s just your brain saying give me a break and to go and do other things and that when you come back to your passion, it will still be there. And further more, when you do return, you’ll likely feel inspired from the time you took off and by the things you did do during that period of time.
The creative process isn’t about who can produce or sell the most within a set amount of time… it’s more akin to an apple tree growing and cycling through the four changing seasons. Every year you’ll find yourself experiencing different weather systems and people that will come, go or stay in your life.
This little mandala like anemone was drawn with a sepia toned Faber Castell Pitt Artist pen and Prismacolor Veritihin coloured pencils inside a 9×9 inch Fabriano Quadrato multi-coloured journal. Click the image above for a larger version.
And after you’ve doodled for a bit you’ll soon find yourself craving to draw more complicated pieces. I’ve always likened drawing to riding a bicycle. You may get rusty but as soon as you begin
peddling doodling again the colours and ideas will appear.
I’ll be peeling the tape off of that one tonight. I’ll share the scans of it later this week.
Anyhow, wishing you all the best today and do take a peek at this new page on my blog!