Drawing of Flynn, the very lazy cat. Belly up, ballpoint pen, india ink

Drawing of a cat called Flynn belly up ballpoint penThis is another request! The owner of Flynn the cat, from TwoDevonCats asked me to draw Flynn’s signature pose.. which apparently is this very garfield-like pose. Very nice. I somehow can relate to this cat.
Here’s the blog post with the photo of Flynn the very relaxed cat

Due to the perspective, the head gets so much smaller than the rest of the cat, and since I draw in a rather small sketchbook (10x14cm or 4×6″) it’s hard to get the face detailed enough. I don’t think that this cat is recognizable from the face. He also ended up a little grumpy.. But maybe the unusual pose does it? πŸ˜‰

I tried adding a little india ink with a brush to the darker parts. It’s a little hard to control how dark the ink goes.. Especially because the ballpoint pen i used is not completely water-resistant, so it dissolves a little and makes the whole thing darker. This is all about experimenting and getting better at drawing.

I’m happy to say that I’ve got no less than 6 requests yesterday! The roos from yesterday and now Flynn makes it 4 on my to-do list, so I’ve got something to draw for the weekend. That being said, I’m still very interested in reviving requests!

That was my 437th drawing since the 9th September 2014

21 thoughts on “Drawing of Flynn, the very lazy cat. Belly up, ballpoint pen, india ink”

  1. Nice job on our super good buddy Flynn……he and Sammy look very much alike and are, in fact, going through similar “medical issues” at their older age – they both make great drawing subjects for you Thomas. I know Flynn’s “Mom” will treasure her drawing of her boy just as I will do with Sammy’s.


  2. Thank you, I love it! That pose is so typical of Flynn. He has sat like that since he was a kitten. If he’s not sitting like that, he is lying on his back with his feet in the air.You have captured his character. I am going to put it in my Sunday post. Thanks again!

  3. Mistur Thomas wee finkss yur drawin of Flynn iss berry handsum. Wee new it was him straitaway!!!
    Yur berry tallented….mee iss inn AAWWW…
    **paw patss** Purrince Siddhartha Henry xxx
    P: LadyMum still not know anyfing πŸ˜‰

    • Hi! I’d love to! – But my request list is really long – it might be well over a week before i get to do the sketch. Do you have any preferred photos that you’d like me to use? πŸ™‚ And thanks a ton for the comment !


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