Saturday, March 6, 2010

Another quick sketch

I know I need to do more, but I was inspired to draw this quick sketch last night.

Donovan was watching TV and our cat Meatball hopped up and used him as a podium to look out our back window.
They are best buds, can you tell?





6x8, graphite on paper

26 comments:

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Sometimes the quick spontaneous sketches are the best. You have captured so well how boys lounge around, and the cat sitting with him is priceless. You should do more of these, this is great!
Your post about "making" it in the art world was very interesting. I think selling art as a business is a very difficult thing to do. The average wage for a professional visual artist here in Canada is about $12,000 a year. I've always thought that it is about embracing a life style, and being passionate about what you paint and draw, knowing there will never be much money in it. Also, its almost impossible to juggle family, work, and art. If only we could all be independently wealthy :)

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

What a wonderful sketch! I love the way the cat is laying, you can tell they are great friends.

Lokelani Forrest said...

You do such great "quick sketches" Sheila. I need to carry my sketch book around with me. I love this sketch.

dominique eichi said...

Yes I agree with Gail . The affections between man and animal are so precious. Great sketch

Kathy said...

You really captured the special relationship between these two "pals." What a lovely drawing, Sheila!! Do more.

Manon Doyle said...

You are a great quick sketch artist!! They look so adorable together!!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Meatball! What a cool name for a cat. I like the drawing; wonderful!

Ann Gorbett said...

This is so wonderful.

Celeste Bergin said...

a great sketch--yes, it is clear your son and Meatball are best friends! You caught the friendship for sure.

martinealison said...

Quel magnifique dessin... j'aime comme est lové Donovan. Je pense que les mimous adorent venir se poster comme tu as su si bien le croquer. Ma chatte Léa vient régulièrement s'asseoir sur moi dès que je m'allonge... Très belle scène de vie.
Le prénom de ton chat Sheila est adorable "Meatball", c'est craquant!
(Sheila, mon toucan Léo, fait partie d'une des premières toiles que j'ai présenté sur mon blog, intitulée "Anandita, celle qui apporte le bonheur.
Merci pour tes gentils commentaires... Je te fais de grosses bises)

AutumnLeaves said...

Sheila, I am in awe of your artistic abilities. Every piece you do seems even better than the last. This is fabulous and I well recognize your son from the last painting you did of him. I am also happy to see that I am not the only who has a 'fat' kitty! LOL

Mary Paquet said...

Wonderful, Sheila. So nice to have great models in your own home. I have a friend who always uses her sons as the models for her gorgeous watercolors on Yupo -- have recognizable, half abstract work. Don't know a name for her style.

Mark Sheeky said...

Great sketch Sheila!

Elizabeth Chapman said...

You have captured the moment in time so well!

Nina E Jørgensen said...

Hi Sheila!! I know Ive been a bit away, sorry for not commenting back on your blog! Ive just got a lot of things on at the moment. I absolutely love how you sketch, I could imagine that with some watercolours that sketch could look amazing!

Michelle said...

Such a warm and charming sketch, Sheila! I'm sure it was lovingly rendered!

Hellenne said...

This is so nice...I can feel the love you have for your son oozing out of this sketch. And you've got Meatball's shape just right.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Sheila, this is just wonderful, a warm, spontaneous sketch. Really, I feel the best kind of art. Your talents continue to amaze me. I also love the portrait above of Gene Teirney!

Julie Hill said...

Sheila, this is a great sketch...you really captured the essence of boyhood and the "lounge-ness" and the stillness yet alive...very nice rendering!

Annie Salness said...

This may be my favorite of what I've seen of your work!

Alice Thompson said...

Sheila, your piece is fantastic. This would make a fine etching, or great to have as is. It reminds me of Ashcan artist John Sloan...only better for a number of reasons. The most important one being that it is so personal to you. When you do art in this way the pieces will have a real heartbeat.

Munich Newman said...

Hi Sheila, I really like this.
I like the feel, great to have done it from a feeling of inspiration, it shows.

Dean Grey said...

I love sketches, Sheila!

You did a great job capturing Donovan's reclining body language.

What a wonderful, in-the-moment sketch!

-Dean

Stephen Parker said...

Another wonderful sketch. You did a great job capturing one of those moments that scream out to be remembered in art.

David Patterson said...

What a wonderful sketch!!

L.Holm said...

This sketch is tops, Sheila. more more more, please.
The love of subjects comes through.