Today I was just thinking about my cat Elliott.
He’s a weird little guy.
And I felt kinda bad leaving him for like half of October, while I went and saw the world. When I got home he was so happy.
And of course… I don’t think he really missed me, just you know he missed my ability to feed him:
I have been such a mess as of late that I haven’t had the chance to post my drawing postie from yesterday.
So… the prompt was to draw a fairy tale character.
And i was sitting with a blanket on watching dvr’d Agnet Carter episodes from this week and I was like hmm what should I draw.
And then Elliott jumped on me, and I was like… I got this!
And so I drew possibly the worst fairy of all time:
Imagine if cats granted magical wishes…? I think the whole world would be cat crunches and string
Today’s drawing challenge was to draw an infamous villain.
But I was having a really hard time thinking of a villain. The first villain I ever think of is the Shadow Man on the stranger danger sign. And according to me if you’re weird and creepy that is exactly how you should look.
But I didn’t want to draw something so creepy.
And them I remembered good old fashion comic books and so I went with a favorite villain… Catwoman. And not just any Catwoman, the super glamorous and incredibly gorgeous Julie Newmar.
And what is duplicity is she up to??? Turning little kitties to the dark side. And I know Elliott would become evil… if she fed him crunchy food.
So I should feed him before he tries to take over Gotham.
I needed to make a post that wasn’t in the scope of my drawing competition!
Which probably means… it’s going to be a mermaid.
They are really what I’ve been making in my spare time… so like my mind is all nautical like all of the time.
And that’s just alright with me… it keeps my head out of space for like 30 minutes at a time.
So I present to you proudly, my Elliott and me self portrait:
it’s like my new favorite thing
Today’s drawing competition is going to be an exciting one :)
Okay today’s’ drawing goal really threw me… because I didn’t know what it was
Veronica told me to draw a “mandala”
And much to my surprise it was not a portrait of Nelson Mandela.
It’s like a circular religious symbol. Which is not really in my ballpark of things I draw. It is also luckily for me adopted to be more of a geometric illustration that I can make without insulting peoples religions.
And although I am delightfully offensive, I keep religion and politics far from my scope of things I will make drawings about.
BUT- I do know how to draw Elliott.
And so I present the first and only cat-centric mandala on the internet*
At least it’s the only cat-centric mandala approved by Elliott.
*i do not know if that statement is true, but it probably isn’t.. I mean the internet really likes cats
My friend Veronica and I are having a drawing challenge that hopefully will help me become a better artist.
Today’s challenge was to draw our (drawing) utensils.
So I have been really into the game on making mermaids lately…
And until today I couldn’t think of one thing I could do better than a mermaid could.
But then I spilled a big cup of iced tea on a drawing I was working on and very much realized something very important.
It would be very hard to draw underwater!!!
And If I couldn’t draw… I would be a very very sad illustrator.
I had enough time to draw 2 things this week
This one was inspired by the fact that anytime we hang a flag Elliott thinks it’s his duty to attack it.
He has been staring at the American Flag all afternoon.
And he really looks confident this year.
So sometimes I imagine that my cat wants to do more than just sleep on my blanket…
I think he needs a job.
And I think I may have found one for him:
I think I could be a great tightrope walker… if only I had the balance.