Saturday, July 12, 2008

Graphite Sketch of Slim


Graphite on Strathmore sketch paper

This past Monday I was listening to one of Danny Gregory’s Illustrated Life podcasts. He was interviewing artist Roz Stendahl. I was not familiar her, however as the podcast progressed I continued to learn more and gain more inspiration from what she shared with Danny Gregory. The thing that captured my imagination most was her “Daily Dots” project, which was a five year process of daily sketching her beautiful dog, Dot.

So that Monday night I began making a point of sketching my cat, Slim. She is a very special pet, friendly and quirky, and I care for her very much. This sketch is of her napping in one of her beds (she has three) at the dinning room window.


6 comments:

Susan Carlin said...

I'm so glad you commented on my blog- it led me to yours! I'm enjoying all your sketches and paintings, Liz. I've subscribed to your feed and I'm going to poke around a while longer before getting another cup of coffee....

E. Floyd said...

Hi Susan, thanks for stopping by and signing up for updates. Blogging is really a wonderful way to connect with other fellow artists!

Paula Villanova said...

I just LOVE your drawings. They are so sensitive, and you have completely captured the kitten qualities of Slim! The daily drawing project you noted is a great idea and excercise and food for thought. I hope my cat cooperates! I also love your sunflower avatar. Nice work!

E. Floyd said...

Thanks Paula, Slim has her moments, however so far I have not missed a day! I will post new sketches of her once I get my scanner set up again.

Lisa Purcell said...

I was admiring your paintings and as I scrolled down the page this sketch just grabbed at my eyes (and heartstrings). The paintings are very, very good. This sketch is captivating. Slim is a lucky baby I can tell.

E. Floyd said...

Thanks Lisa, Slim is a lucky kitty, however I am also lucky to have her affection as well!