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Aug 14, 2011

cat drawing, sunday sketches

cat, pencil drawing

This is one of the sketches that I used to make last week's animated video. This sketch was done quickly and without erasing. I had placed the small, cream-colored paper on top of a large piece of sketch paper. I ended up using both pieces for this drawing.

Lately, I've been reading Frederick Frank's book titled "Zen Seeing, Zen Drawing." One of his exercises in the book for drawing is to keep your eyes on your subject while drawing on the paper. You are not supposed to check your paper at all during this exercise. I started out that way but then moved on to glancing quickly at my paper and then keeping focused on my subject. Overall, I liked how I came in to a rhythm with my hands and eyes and became less conscious of a divide between my mind and my actions. Thank you to ZenDotStudio for introducing me to this author.

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10 comments:

Christine said...

beautiful sketch! I'd find it difficult drawing without looking at my paper!

Joni Nickrent said...

It's an awesome sketch...love the process that you've described. Definitely a lot of movement and energy in the sketch! GREAT JOB! POP ART MINIS

Heather said...

I like how you used the two pieces of paper and carried it over! You really captured the essence of the cat bath well!! This would be beautiful framed....I love simple black and white sketches in frames...especially of cats!!!! We used to do the not looking at our papers in school - you are very good! my eyes always wandered to my page! hee!!!
Thanks so much for joining in today! Have a great sunday afternoon! - heather

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow..super gorgeous...I love the style and vibe to this whole piece..your cat is fabulous!
Victoria

lissa said...

nice sketch.

great method to try but I have to look at what I'm drawing or else it's a big mess.

Missy said...

Great drawing, came out beautifully!

Tracy said...

This sketch of Sputnik has such animation and life, Juana! I'm intrigued by the idea of drawing, not looking down, just eye on subject matter only. Now there's a challenge to try this week! ;o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Melisa said...

Lots of cool cats to see at Sunday Sketches this week! I love the way you carried it right onto the other paper.

Gallery Juana said...

Thank you for your lovely comments and visits.

aquariann said...

Interesting drawing exercise! Great job on achieving his shape without erasing!!

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