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Let the cat out of the bag

I stalked Tokala and Aiyani today with  my new Rotring art pen, water and petit gris brush, and moleskine. I do enjoy the ease with which the pen bleeds, which caused me to be a little overzealous with the washes.

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23 responses

  1. hfm

    They look so natural! so charming!

    January 4, 2008 at 5:01 pm

  2. Bill Sharp

    Lovely sketches. I don’t think the washes are overzealous at all.

    January 4, 2008 at 5:37 pm

  3. These are fantastic! You’ve captured them so well!! Love the lines mixed with the washes.

    January 4, 2008 at 7:10 pm

  4. Each one is just great! They are so ‘cat’ with some sleeping and some with that look that only a cat can give.

    January 4, 2008 at 7:22 pm

  5. For someone like me who is terrified of cats I sure enjoy your and Casey’s cat sketches. These really capture the mood of the fee-lions. I dont think you overdid the washes at all.!

    January 4, 2008 at 7:32 pm

  6. Gosh…they just look so cuddly. Love the wash and the places where your paint pools up and darkens…..I’m sure there is probably a term for this, but I’m not sure what it is!

    January 4, 2008 at 8:07 pm

  7. Ronell,

    These are such wonderful sketches – and interesting pen washes! What is a petit gris brush?

    January 4, 2008 at 9:24 pm

  8. Not overzealous in the least – beautiful! The first one is just perfect – all curled up in the sunshine…

    January 4, 2008 at 9:49 pm

  9. These are beautiful. I especially love the last page. All of the washes are wonderful.

    January 4, 2008 at 10:59 pm

  10. thanks everybody!
    shirley: le petiti gris is a point wash quil, made form squirel hair(Arches). It holds lots of water and at the same time has a fine point so you can almost draw a line with it. and it is simply a beautiful brush, it gives me a great kick to hold it!
    ronell

    January 4, 2008 at 11:08 pm

  11. lin

    What a sweet grouping of wonderfully done sketches!! Adorable kittie too! So how do you like the pen? Seems to work well for you — I love the washes!

    January 4, 2008 at 11:51 pm

  12. Wonderful! Wonderful! I really like the way the pen bleeds to make such wonderful washes and shadows!

    January 5, 2008 at 1:11 am

  13. What fun! These are such cheery cozy pictures and the washes are lovely.

    January 5, 2008 at 3:10 am

  14. these are phenomenal. stunning work. beautifully done.

    January 5, 2008 at 3:37 am

  15. It strikes me that these cats have an extremely good life – it’s just something about them. Lovely sketches, the washes work beautifully, Ronell. Does you pen have a very fine nib?

    January 5, 2008 at 2:00 pm

  16. These are beautiful, Ronell! What perfect creatures cats are.

    January 5, 2008 at 5:54 pm

  17. What wonderful sketches! I love the simpleness of them! Keep stalking!

    January 5, 2008 at 6:04 pm

  18. Bec

    I love your sketches…. you really captured the kitties perfectly!
    Third one down is my favorite… soooo relaxed!

    January 6, 2008 at 2:55 am

  19. Wonderful ‘stalking’! LOL!

    January 6, 2008 at 1:15 pm

  20. I like these so much, Ronell. Your wonderfully quirky linework and this exuberant tonal washes are perfect for the subject!

    January 6, 2008 at 5:25 pm

  21. I love this series of cats. I find them the hardest animals to draw but you drew them perfectly! Wish you could draw my cat for me! :)

    January 7, 2008 at 11:19 am

  22. Beautiful work, and such contented kitties!

    January 7, 2008 at 4:29 pm

  23. FanTabULOUS! Love these kitty sketches…..

    January 12, 2008 at 3:19 am

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