Monday, July 20, 2015

Cats Lesson 1

Encouraged by Robin from Pink House Studios, (Thank you!) I signed up to take Carla Sonheim's Cats, a self-directed drawing class. I have Carla's book Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists and have enjoyed working through some of the exercises. I had no doubt I would enjoy Cats (not to be confused with the musical which sux)

The first lesson was to warm up by drawing a page of cats from one's imagination. The only rule, you couldn't sketch and refine (and refine) your drawing with a pencil (guilty!), but had to put a permanent marker to paper.

Drawing was followed by painting juicy, watercolor blots and then adding details to bring out the cats. Fun.


  1. You are going to have so much fun. My favorite is the upside down cat in the first drawing.

    1. That's the way Ink sleeps. Sometimes he sleeps with his eyes open which is freaky

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    1. They were fun. Thanks for pointing me to Carla Sonheim's class.