Yet another cat! “Purrince Siddhartha” in india ink and ballpoint pen

Drawing of Purrince Siddhartha the cat in ink and ballpoint penHere’s a drawing I did after getting a request from the owner over at the blog called NylabluesmumΒ  – thanks for the request πŸ™‚

This one ended up a little sketchy and quite crazy looking. The cat in question is none other than the famous “Purrince Siddhartha”… I know of a Prince Siddhartha – famous guy – but i think it’sΒ  someone else !

When I draw, I need to take my time and be precise if i want to have some kind of control over the outcome. If i draw quicker and perhaps a little more intuitively, it get unpredictable, but also a lot more fun. This is one of those quick sketches (admittedly most of what i do, I draw rather quickly) – This portrait ended up a little on the crazy side. Perhaps the owner can clarify if it’s fitting for Siddhartha.

Oh and if you think you spot a heart-shape in his left eye, you’re right !

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32 thoughts on “Yet another cat! “Purrince Siddhartha” in india ink and ballpoint pen”

  1. Prince is a young’n (only about 8 months) so he’s crazy pants! Yes that look suits him! And mes sure his Mom Person will be very happy when she sees it!
    Great work!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    • It is hard! But at least when working from photos, i’ve noticed that black is rarely really black.. there’s always other colors mixed in.. Often blue. (i did some gorillas and other primates a few months back, and they’re surprisingly blue!) – other than that, i suppose it’s a matter of contrast.. where is it darkest and so on.. Another thing that’s very hard is drawing white fur with a black pen!!! It gets even harder if there’s a lot of light. Then the white just becomes plain paper–coloured without any clear lines or textures to go after..

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  2. Little Siddhartha is quite a character and still a youngster but your drawing captures that “sense of fun” that kittens have very well…………..I’m sure his Mom will love the drawing!

    Pam

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  3. Absolutely brilliant Thomas!! The ‘crazy’ look is ‘purrfect’ for Purrince Siddhartha henry…he iss a bit wacky so I think you captured his spirit well…thank you so much! Here is the Purrince himself:
    Mee-you Mistur Thomass thiss pickture iss like lookin inn thee meeror!! Fankss so much for doin mee portrait!!! Me gonna put it on thee bloggie today1!! WOO HOO!!!
    **nose bumpss** Siddhartha Henry xxx

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  4. Like Nellie from Cat From hell said, Purrince Siddhartha Henry IS crazypants & you captured him 150%.
    You have 2 more satisfied customers, lol…
    Thanks again!
    Sherri-Ellen & Purrince Siddhartha Henry

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  5. Well if you are in a lull Thomas feel free to do another drawing of Purrince Siddhartha Henry….but honestly I do not think you can perfect on perfection!
    We just posted our Sunday selfie blog with a link to your blog so people can come check out your drawings. I KNOW your sketch is going to be a B-I-G hit! Thank you again…
    You are truly talented!
    Sincerely, Sherri-Ellen & Purrince Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

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  6. Yep he is a crazy young boy is sweet Siddhartha and you got him very well! I love how as with photography the black subjects pose new challenges..and indeed they have other shades that can be subtle but still add that contrast..as I have one of my cats black one dog black..and three black sheep…makes taking pictures….well tricky! πŸ™‚ another lovely image Thomas πŸ™‚ Fozziemum

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