Sunday, May 18, 2008

Virtual Sketch Date #2: 3 Three-Legged Cats

This post is for our virtual sketch date held once a month. This month the image was supplied by Jeanette Jobson, her cat Tripod (a striking photo.)

Above you see my entry.

I feared when I first asked Jeanette to do this that she would supply a Tripod image (he is a favorite subject for Jeanette.) Now I am supremely glad that she did. I now know that I can at least create something resembling a cat. I also know that fur is annoying to draw and it won't become my favorite subject!

Here is Teresa in NC's entry:

She said, "It was a challenge. I used a grid to draw the initial image and tried really hard to look at it in terms of value patterns and not as a cat, or an ear, or a nose, etc. That seemed to make it much easier. It was a good learning experience. I probably would not have tackled this image if I had not made a commitment to sketch."

Here's a little practice one I did in PS Elements, sort of Tripod at the disco or something:

All in all, this was a fun sketch date. It's good to be challenged to try new things.

The group has expanded this time to include ten artists. Katherine has a listing of everyone on her round-up this week.

Anyone up for June?


"JeanneG" said...

I couldn't find the list on Katherine's blog. Good job both of you. I decided to add some color to mine. It is posted on my blog now. And yes I am ready for the next one. Can't wait.

Jennifer Rose said...

Very nice sketch. I think you did a really good job on the fur :D

Jeanette said...

Rose, you've done a fabulous job on Tripod! He's gorgeous. Now you can add cats to your repetoire. :)

Teresa's version is sooo soft and furry looking, beautiful work.

Paulette said...

Hi Rose,
Tripod looks great, love the digital sketch!
Please pass on to Teresa that her tripod sketch is great, nice and soft like how I think of Tripod.

Robyn said...

Well done, Rose, looks like you've been drawing cats for years.

Stacy said...

Rose, it doesn't appear that Tripod was a challenge for you after all. You and Teresa both captured the tricky body angle perfectly. (Well, at least I thought the angle was tricky!)And did a great job with his features and fur.

I'm ready for June. Just say the word.

Rose Welty said...

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. It is fun to be challenged! I just loved seeing how everyone's different styles came out.

We'll get something together for June.

Gayle Mason said...

I like both of your Tripod's.
Rose your fur looks so soft, just how I imagine Tripod's feels.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Great sketches both of you. I particularly liked Tripod at the disco as well!

Rose - Thank you for arranging this virtual sketch with Jeanette.

Jo Castillo said...

Looks like you all had fun. Nice job Rose, Teresa, too. :)