Carol Sloan here, writing about this months theme.
I love Mary Beth's take on animal companions.
It's true, they do not have to be our pets but today I'll be sharing a few of my sketchbook pages
relating to my kitty, KC (AKA Baby Kitty).
|This is my animal companion, my studio mate Baby Kitty|
I've shared a little bit about him on my personal blog, talking about the way that he barged into not only my home but my heart as well.
Check it out right here.
|This is what he looked like when he first set his|
sights on living with us.
Skinny, full of fleas and rather suspicious.
|He likes to "hide" in the tub|
and surprise us when we walk in.
KC loves to hold us hostage on the couch.
He jumps up on our lap and refuses to move.
I pull out my sketchbook and try to draw him but he always seems to know when I am doing that.
He will move just when I am this close to getting a drawing that actually looks like him.
So I wind up having several quick sketches of him in various poses of sleep (or rest).
Like these -
Sometimes I will write notes on the sketchbook page. How sweet he is, letting me pick his paw up and inspect it.
I notice that I didn't draw all the hair sticking out from between the pads of his "feet".
Perhaps he will allow me the time to draw that next time.
Hopefully I will go back with a little paint one day and show his beautiful pale orange color.
But not today.
Today he is holding me hostage on the couch without my watercolors.
Let's see your animal companions over on Flickr!