Drawing Lab-One

by 1 March 31, 2011 8 Comments

(drawing by me, Sarah age 43) 30 Cats in Bed? What prey tell is this all about? Well, my daughter Emily and I are participating in a project called 52 Drawing Lab that is being hosted by my friend Angie over at Angie Allen over at angieallen.com (formally Jumping Jack Designs) Each Thursday she will be posting a drawing lab from the book with the same name by Carla Sonnheim and she is inviting you to come along on a "raw creativity" journey..... Our first project for 52 Drawing Lab was to draw 30 cats in bed....We both did that or at least I did....I have to say it was difficult. I don't particularly like cats and Em is allergic to them so it was difficult for us to feel much passion about these little critters. One cat that I like is the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland and my most recent memory of him is from Tim Burtons version. I chose to call him Chester and he is shown above with his wild and crazy grin... (Drawings by Emily-Age 9) Em chose to take our naming process a little further and named each of her cats...My favorite: Mo and then her version of  the Cheshire Cat (Mr. Chester) Not so sure about Larry on the right, he reminded me of Lilo from Lilo and Stitch but she assures me that it is a cat.....She named all her cats--some of the names: Mr. Angry, No Name, Hippy, 1950's Girl, Rocky and Elvis--My favorite name: Mr. Body (a cat drawn without a head) She chose not to complete all 30 saying that "I am allergic to cats mom, I don't want to draw 30 of them" and off she went...... Have a great Thursday everyone.....


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Angie
Angie

October 13, 2016

Wow! Emmy knows how to rock some whiskers. I LOVE her curly whiskers in the lower left corner. Does Mr Body have a story? I bet it’s a sad one. I’m a fan of you cowboy cats. My favorite is the little one standing next to the large “T”. He reminds me of Richard Scarry.

J. Bousum
J. Bousum

October 13, 2016

I used this book as inspiration for my high school students to use one day each week. On “Watercolor Wednesday” students would do one assignment on a piece of paper that eventually became part of a book. Most students enjoyed doing so and all ended up with nice hand-bound books.
I looked up your website as I am in the process of writing a book full of sketchbook assignments; I am researching publishers.
Good luck on your drawing experiment!

sarahs
sarahs

October 13, 2016

thanks Stacie, you should check out Angies blog, I think you will enjoy it….

Stacie
Stacie

October 13, 2016

Sarah, My daughter Madi and I are working our way through this book too! She’s also 9 years old, how cute. Your drawings are great and so are Em’s. Madi also felt the need to name all her cats too. Isn’t it funny how kids think? I’ll have to go an visit Angie’s blog. Thanks and enjoy your drawing time with your daughter.

Nicole : Three By Sea
Nicole : Three By Sea

October 13, 2016

I LOVE your collection of cats! So much personality in each one!

sarahs
sarahs

October 13, 2016

Angie: Richard Scarry is one of my favorites….I agree with you on that one.. Mr. Body’s Story according to Emily “I don’t like cats with heads, yup that’s the story of Mr. Body..”

Sarah
Sarah

October 13, 2016

thanks so much…its been awhile since I drew these, nice reminder to go back and look at past projects for inspiration.

Moroccan Lanterns
Moroccan Lanterns

October 13, 2016

I like your collection of cats!, Thanks for sharing.

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