Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cats on a Sunday?

Alas this title is not full accurate. It should be sharing cats on Sunday :) as I drew these fellows on Friday, and would any of the groups have a topic Cats ..nooooo! Just kidding. A while back I did some pics/clipart for embroidery digitizing called Hats with Dogs and a lady who is a fantastic embroiderer and digitizer requested some cats in hats- easy - nope. So after look at google pics and attempting to draw the furry creatures I decided to buy a "how to draw cats". I bought this .
This is actually quite a good book - he draws many breeds (which is what I need) and various positions. The only problem I have is that he does not seem to give a formula for the face. As you can see in my sketch of a Himalayan Blue point it looks rather like a dog - I think the problem is the eyes and maybe the nose :(
So in fustration I drew the little cartoon fella. Ahhh now he needs a name - Rex?? :)
As today is Sunday pop over to  Sophia's Sunday Sketches   to see some super artists' work. 
Hope all have a great Sunday.
Cheers
p.s. There are two new art groups which I have yet to attend but desire to. On Friday  the newbie is  Paint Party Friday and on Saturday it is Saturday Sweets.  So cool. So mark you calenders ladies and gents :).

27 comments:

Lenora said...

Well it sure looks like you are picking up the feline style quickly! They are great!

Diana Evans said...

oh these are perfect Jehanne!!! lovely sketches!!! Thank you so much for joining in on Sweet Saturdays....can't wait to see what you share with all of us!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Shigune Matsui said...

Love the little kitty cat sketch that you did there. Very cute indeed. Here's mine http://thelunaticsdiary.blogspot.com/2011/04/imp.html

June said...

Himalayan Blue point - this head looks long, as in the measurement from nose to ear. This may be what's giving it the doggy look.

Jehanne said...

that gives me an idea. I will look up the skulls of cats vs dogs and see. thanks

Marlene said...

Good Morning. Your "Rex", good name by the way, is adorable! Your Himalayan is beautiful.

Kristin Dudish said...

I actually quite like your Himalayan Blue Point and I looove the expressions on the whimsical cats!

It will be fun to see your cats in hats :)

xo
Kristin

Heather said...

Oh, I like the cats! I like the big fluffy one!!!! They are fun to draw, yours look really good! I have seen this book.
The embroidery idea sounds fun! Have a great Sunday! xo

Christine said...

very cute cats, interesting that you went out and bought a book about it.

art2cee2 said...

Love the cat sketches!

Deanna said...

These are fantastic! I don't think the face looks like a dog at all and your cartoon cats are adorable!

Very well done. Thanks for sharing the links. I have done PPF but have not heard of Sweet Saturdays. Off to check it out.

WrightStuff said...

Looks like a good book and you're making grand progress on your kitties :)

toadinaboat.com said...

I'm not a cat person but that Rex of yours looks pretty charming.

Missy said...

Your cats are pefectly sweet and adorable, I see no dogginess, love 'em!

EVA said...

I think you did a great job! The Himalayan is SO himalayan! And the others are very fun.

It does look like an interesting book.

Tammie said...

such sweet and fun cats Jehanne ~

lissa said...

cute drawings! I might even get the book. have a great sunday!

Helen said...

These are great, they really are. Thank you for sharing them.

Julia Christie said...

These are really cute! I have always appreciated these types of books and have a couple myself for faces!
I think they are all cute!

Smiles

Sophia said...

I LOVE them....hmmm...maybe I should add that to my how to draw book collection. Your cats are FAB! :)

PS I love your blogger background. Did you do that yourself?

Teri C said...

You cats look just great!!

m7 said...

wow those cats are amazing! i esp loe the 2 funny cats there. awesome sketches :)

Catherine... said...

Love the cats you've drawn... I agree they're tricky things to draw...

TiLT said...

Love the look on that bottom kittie :)

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

So cute - I just can't seem to do cats.
dana

pinkglitterfae said...

I love your cat sketches! especially the ones you had fun with, and turned into cartoons. You did a great job with the expressions..I think our cat is a himalayan blue point, and one of these days I need to draw her, but the faces are so hard to do.

Jehanne said...

Thank you all for your comments, they made my day :D

HiSophie, yup I did the blogger background myself :)

ahh I do buy art books - tons of them ..sometimes. I find they are good for reference.