Drawing of Sammy, a sleepy cat in ballpoint pen


Ink drawing of Sammy the catThis is Sammy, a 15 year old cat. It looks like he’s settling into a calmer lifestyle in his old age!

Looking at it now, I think I could have gone on sketching a bit further on its back and paws. I think that the background and fur turned out fine, though. I really enjoy how “aggressively” you can draw with a ballpoint pen. Just going a little crazy with jerky pen-spasms until the lines flow into a figurative drawing. I think that this might be one of the reasons that my pen-sketches turn out so much better than my watercolors. Paintings calls for calm and soft movements, whereas the ballpoint pen just yells “attack”..
It’s sort of a calm scene for such a dynamic “style”, though.. I didn’t really think about that πŸ˜‰

I’m still up for collaborating with other bloggers! If you blog about cats, your rock collection, nature photography or mosquitos and would like me to draw one of your photos, let me know πŸ™‚

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