This is a request that I got from Layla from Catwisdom101. The cat is called Merlin and is 20 years old! The reference photo of Merlin is here.
I did this one in ballpoint pen and india ink. These two always work nicely together. If i were to improve just one thing, I’d probably just focus on the left eye – perhaps if the black part were to the right instead of the left, the “look” would be more focused.
I still have a queue of 15 drawings to make – but if you have no problem in waiting, feel free to request something. I draw anything. Not just cats and dogs and kangaroos, but even your bicycle if you want. Or your neighborhood or the historic part of your town with its crooked streets and old buildings. Or skyscrapers! (it’s been a while since I did a perspective). Or your goldfish, Timmy!
Don’t hesitate to contact me 😉
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41 thoughts on “Drawing of Merlin – the 20 year-old siamese cat in ballpoint pen and india ink”
Merlin is my cat Sam’s “hero”……..Merlin is deaf and blind yet still rules his house. I like the softness of this drawing of him. I’m sure Layla will like it too!
He’s the catboss! I hope so ! Thanks
Lovely sinuous lines, perfect for a Siamese.
Thanks a lot 🙂
Merlin is an amazing kitty indeed and Layla will treasure this gorgeous image of him I am sure 🙂
Thanks ! I hope so 🙂
That is delightful! We are friends of Layla’s and we are certain she is going to love it! Love, Caren and Cody
Wonderful! I hope so !
Really nice. You do really great work. 🙂
Thanks a lot 🙂
My pleasure. You’ve been doing a lot a cats lately, would you like to do another horse for a change? 😉
I’d be happy to 🙂 Just give me a link, and I’ll put it on the list!
Great thank you. How about this one. It’s my banner photo in full size. It was one of the biggest selling photos last year.
I’m excited to see what you come up with. Thanks again. 🙂
That’s a great shot.. I’m looking forward to it! It’ll be a little while though, as the list pretty long 😉
LOL I kind of thought that. No rush. 🙂
One of the top cats in the blogging world 🙂
Merlin, the wise one 😉
We’re friends with Layla and Merlin, and this is a beautiful drawing of him. We are certain that Layla will love it. 🙂
Thanks a lot 🙂
Absolutely gorgeous drawing of Merlin. A fellow Siamese….way older than me but a masterful drawing.
thanks a lot! 🙂
Thomas, thanks so much for drawing Merlin. I’ll treasure it always!
You’re very welcome! I’m glad you like it!
Another job well done. I think you captured Merlin beautifully. I look forward to seeing each sketch you do.
Thanks a lot 🙂 I’m glad you keep coming back!
Merlin looks wonderful 🙂
Doesn’t he? 🙂 And thanks!
Mee-you you did a pawsum job Mistur Thomas…Merlin iss a handsum mankat….
Lady Layla must bee so-o happy with thee sketch!
Sinseerlee Purrince Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum
I hope that she is! Thanks a lot, your highness Siddhartha.
This is such a lovely drawing of Merlin. I like the way the india ink adds softness.
Thanks! Yes India ink is really growing on me too!
A very serene look. <3
Merlin is a legend and a good buddy. You have caught him just right!
Oh, how beautiful! Merlin talks through the painting. Pawkisses 🙂 <3
Thomas, just wanted to add I’m featuring this and your blog on Friday 🙂
Hi Layla. That sounds great ! Looking forwards to seeing it 🙂