Thursday, 18 August 2011

Forbidden!


Everyday Matters - Something Forbidden

This one of my cats and probably the most feral of them all.   We call him Forrest (Gump) because of his habit of running off even if we just look at him.
He hates to be picked up, in fact he forbids it!   His whole body goes rigid and he fixes you with an offended stare...'how dare you!'
But he's not against a little tickle from me if he's in the right mood and I don't try to pick him up!

This was a test page to see how my new Moleskine Folio sketchbook works.  I made a real mess of the watercolour, so I lifted as much out as I could and went over the top with coloured pencils.

16 comments:

Gillian said...

Aw! You've captured that sudden intense stare that cats give so very well. Love it. x

Peachtreeart said...

Ahhh cats, you really gotta love them...at least he stayed long enough for you to capture his majesty!

thepinkrachael said...

I agree, he looks like he's just spotted something and any second now... It's a great sketch, and nothng at all like our cat (well, my sister's!) who would be carried everywhere if he could be I think!

Shirley said...

The colors of his fur are wonderful. Hard to believe you had such problems with it.

bettyfromtexas said...

Lovely, indeed! What a cool capture of a cat about to pounce!!

frayedattheedge said...

Lovely - and that's high praise from me, as I don't like cats!!

Cathy Holtom said...

Thank you Anne!

Connie said...

It's a wonderful drawing! Whatever went wrong originally isn't noticeable in your final product. I love it, the colors, and the effect.

Alex said...

Love that pose, what an beautiful capture! =) This is just awesome Cathy!

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Quintessential cat! Great little painting!

marancat said...

Yes, I can see the 'don't you dare!' look about him! Lovely!

Caatje said...

Wonderful. He looks like he keeps an eye on everything. Does he also sometimes do that thing that my cats used to do, follow something very intently through the room that no one can see but them (makes you think there's a ghost in the house)?

Cindi said...

Just Great! Made me smile!

jill said...

The cat drawing is great, I also like your sketchbook pages. I'm getting my head round applying for it again this year to focus myself and funny enough i was also thinking of the encyclopaedia of theme.

debra morris said...

Great Cathy.....bet he's a good hunter !

deborah said...

love your art...love cats....good combination...

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