sketches of cats and dogs

lately, i've gotten into using charcoal again. i used to draw with charcoal as a teen, and then i had another short phase in my mid-20s, and now i am back into that medium again. so it seems it's a thing that comes and goes every decade of my life. but somehow i have the feeling that maybe it'll just stay this time.

quite a while ago i saw a really sweet photo of danielle's daughter cuddling with two kittens and asked her to email it to me, which she did. i keep that picture in my 'favorites' folder in my phone pics, and now i also have this charcoal version of it in my sketch book.

before i had a cat i don't think i ever drew one. in fact, i've always sketched humans more than anything else. now that i have an adorable cat of my own and thereby have a bit more interest in them in general, i've sketched them once or twice.

of course, my cat doesn't really have eyes as big as in the sketch here, it's more like a caricature, i wanted to capture the expression with which she looks at me when she wants a treat!
the little dog is from a random picture i found.

so, right now, charcoal does it for me. while i can't imagine anything holding my attention for too long at a time, i admire people who specialize in one thing and do nothing else, which enables them to master whatever that might be. but just the thought of sticking to one single hobby, craft, or drawing/painting medium makes me feel bored and restless.
do you also switch around between different mediums and craft materials? 


sylvia said...

oh, the Sienna inspired sketch is sooo adorable!!!

moongirl said...

I too, haven't sketched using charcoal in a long time but I may just try again now that I've seen what you have done. These are wonderful! Love them all!

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