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A Depressed Kitty

March 27, 2008

Poor old Mittens is having a rough time right now.  We’re rehauling our backyard and there are big earth moving machines out there – in a very small space too.  He hides inside all day, but is careful to go out and mark everything as soon as the guys working in the yard quit for the day. Yesterday to top it off it rained torrents here.  His solution is to follow us around and pretend to sleep next to us all day.  As I hadn’t finished my watercolor pencil assignment on fur, it was a perfect opportunity.  He shifted position once or twice, and I worked on a couple of these simultaneously, but this is the only one I liked.

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  1. March 27, 2008 11:55 am

    I think you captured your kitty very well. Especially the mood and the form. Fur is difficult – especially white fur!

  2. March 27, 2008 12:13 pm

    You really made him look soft!

  3. March 27, 2008 3:39 pm

    Oh, she is adorable!!!!!

  4. March 27, 2008 4:37 pm

    Great job, Casey, he looks the picture of contentment. The water color pencils are perfect for fur, even around his little white mittens.

  5. Meinhild permalink
    March 27, 2008 7:47 pm

    Casey, thanks for your comment on my blog. I also like the sketch of your cat a lot. Poor cat with all the noice.
    Bonne fin de semaine.

  6. March 27, 2008 11:16 pm

    I love the color tones in his fur….so peaceful.

  7. March 28, 2008 2:32 am

    oh! poor baby! animals hate change of any kind, don’t they? your sketch of him is lovely tho – his fur is just perfect

  8. March 28, 2008 2:49 am

    Only a cat would “pretend” to sleep by you *chuckle* Kitty will return to his normal stomping grounds soon enough, maybe a little roughed up around the edges but he’ll get his fur smoothed out fairly quickly. His fur looks lovely and I want to pet that paw!

  9. March 28, 2008 10:00 am

    So sweet! This is a beautiful, expressive sketch. I like all of the colors you have captured in the fur.

  10. March 28, 2008 1:10 pm

    Oh NO! Poor Mittens! What a very dispirited bundle of fur! You’ve done an amazing job of showing us exactly what he looks and feels like, in both senses of the word ‘feel.
    Your Mittens sketches are always superb!

  11. March 28, 2008 6:25 pm

    You’ve done a wonderful job on Mittens’ fur Casey..he looks very content where he is..I’m sure he secretely knew he was centre of attention and pretended to be asleep a little longer, basking in the attention! I agree with Laura, your sketches of Mittens are always stunning!

  12. sandy permalink
    March 28, 2008 7:44 pm

    He definitely looks perturbed but sleep and food will get him through the termoil. Cats have such attitude!

  13. March 29, 2008 11:02 am

    What a sweet drawing. Such fuzziness.

  14. March 29, 2008 10:31 pm

    Yep, he looks furry, Casey! Poor Mittens. My kitties can relate, though it’s not earth moving equipment OUTSIDE, but a new puppy INSIDE that has them hiding away. May they all feel better soon!

  15. March 30, 2008 9:21 am

    Poor possum! It’s exhausting him. Mine think that the vacuum cleaner will eat them.
    This is a lovely study – cats are not so easy to draw.

  16. March 30, 2008 11:32 am

    Beautifully furry – it’s almost worth having an animal just to sketch. I only have goldfish in a deep dark tub.

  17. April 1, 2008 4:54 pm

    you’ve had such a flurry of great work since I’ve been under the weather. I agree you do wonderful studies of Mittens. His little paw looks so relaxed.

    Any sort of construction work is really upsetting for animals. I always feel so sorry for them because they, frankly, couldn’t give a damn what home looks like, so long as there is love and food. Why can’t we be more like cats?

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