Day 187: As Chilled As A Cat

Chilled Cat (Graphite Stick)

Chilled Cat (Graphite Stick)

Back to work and back to sketching 🙂 Only have a few days left of this contract, and while I’m looking forward to more time, more painting, and to straightening out the house I am going to miss trying to sketch something every day in a 20 minute lunch break!

And it has been the best thing ever for my sketching, I know I’m drawing better than ever before – it’s that 10 minutes a day thing again, you just have to do a bit every day.

By the way, I found today’s sketch really hard. Maybe it’s the weekend break, no.. actually I think it was the subject. There’s a bit of foreshortening in the legs, and the left side was so shady that I couldn’t really tell what was going on in that corner. Despite that the result is very pleasing – there was lots of erasing again (still need a graphite ‘undo’ button!) and lots of pondering, and after work I spent another hour scratching and scribbling and moving things around until I was happy.