Kamala Notices I Have Pen In Hand

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Kamala is the most difficult cat, so smart, and does not want her image captured.  She seems to know when I am studying her for a sketch, and moves away into a cozy box.

I have to use a photo to sketch her — unless it is a 10-second sketch!

Two things I learned in yet another attempt on a black cat:

  1. The dang Pilot Parallel pen continues to run with so-called waterproof ink.
    I give up, and it goes away.  As much as I love the pen,
    I am into the things that work, and this pen continues to run!!!!

2. I used two pens and two different brushes initially to draw and color her (no pencil this time) and each ink had a different sheen which resulted in a horrible image (left).  I finally went over it in a watercolor wash of Paynes Grey and Van Dyke Brown to create the uniform color you see in the end, followed by the touches of White Uniball Signo.

Strathmore paper with Platinum Carbon Ink and DeAtramentis Ink,
and Kuretake Zig Brush Pen 22 and Pentel Pocket Brush Pen,
with White Uniball Signo and Daniel Smith Watercolors.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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14 Responses to Kamala Notices I Have Pen In Hand

  1. Dan Antion says:

    The end result is very nice Katie. Our tuxedo girls sometimes avoid even having their pictures taken. One is sometimes ok with a camera pointed at her. The other scoots away.


  2. Faye says:

    Katie, your cat is gorgeous. I have trouble with some pens too. My worst trials are with my calligraphy pens that leak onto my fingers. I go around with black in my cuticles. I hope everyone realizes it is just ink.


  3. Linda K says:

    marvelous painting-those eyes on Kamala are striking!


  4. I love that look she’s giving you. 😀


  5. Sirkkis says:

    Your cat is absolutely super. Love ‼ Happy weekend ♥


  6. OOhh this is an amazing painting. You have truly captured “cat” LOL Beautiful


  7. penelopecrowe says:

    Love this image of Kamala! SO cute and such attitude! Have a great weekend! xo


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