I need at least one. Either black (like my soul) or with loads of milk, Latte like. Everyone has their preferences. How do you like yours?
Another sneak-peak of my upcoming Mr Fox book…
Wondering what he is up to? Stay tuned.
Discovered this unfinished drawing I did a month ago in my sketchbook. I should finish it at some point but I also like it just in black and white as it is.
It also represents the mood of today. I would like to just stay home and be cozy.
Maybe it’s time for a diet?
Happy October 1st!
It’s the beginning of Inktober! I haven’t started with the Inktober sketch just yet but will get to it soon.
Meanwhile I tried to draw something a bit different, inspired by a Draw this in your style challenge on Instagram . I haven’t really been doing people illustrations for children’s books, but I think I am quite happy with my first attempt.
What do you think?
Here is finally one for the cat lovers as promised.
I think for my proper first cat drawing it did turn out quite ok. What do you think?
Another drawing from Greece, back in May.
One of the cats at the pole studio in Athens enjoys lying under people while they are doing the plank. What better motivation than to hold the plank just a little bit longer? Cat-cercise…? Is that a thing?
Lazy Saturday morning. Trying to get up to do some yoga… I found this drawing that I did back in May when I was still in Athens and enjoying the sun. I really miss Greece….
Inspiration was the two cats they have at the pole studio, where I went for aerial hoop training in Athens. Whenever you put the mat down on the ground to stretch, one of the cats would come and lie down on it and claim the space or sharpen its nails on the mat. It was actually a lot of fun to have them around as entertainment.
Discovered this fella (ca 1 metre high statue) in an art gallery in Kifissia in the north of Athens. I liked his posture and attitude and wanted to draw him. Love how he turned out. I feel like I am starting to like cats (usually a total dog person), not sure what is happening to me…?
Would you like to have him at home?
This cat likes to nap on that car near the university. The cat is actually not the size of a tiger and the car is small but not that small…. Somewhere along the movie watching, beer drinking, drawing process, the proportions were thrown out the window.
I thought it was time to return to Athens again. My Greece sketchbook is still very much empty. Time to fill it up.
On one of my strolls around the centre of Athens I came across this cat meeting corner. Feral cats are pretty much everywhere but especially around the Acropolis. There are also plenty of people that feed them. So far I haven´t seen a skinny cat (or dog), rather the opposite.
When I saw this man playing the flute surrounded by cats, the first thing that came to mind was the story of the Rattenfänger von Hameln (Rat-Catcher of Hamelin).
There are plenty of stray cats everywhere and people put out food for them like at this spot near the Acropolis. I walked this path several times by now and there are always a fair amount of cats gathered around.
One evening on my way home while I was browsing shop windows on Patission street in Athens. Can you spot the odd item?
Went to watch the sunset on top of Mount Lycabettus/ Lykavittos here in Athens the other week. Got a beautiful view over the whole city.
What caught my eye at the viewing point though was the white cat that was chilling at the jewelery seller stand without a care in the world.
And another one. I like this one better than the first. What do you think?
I´ve been struggling a bit to find inspiration of what to draw since moving to Athens. So in order to have a break from aerial hoop images I tried something new – big cats.
I have been thinking about it for a while. Inspired by Josh and his blog dedicated to The Jaguar and its allies. Go and check it out! It has very good and informative articles on jaguars, other big cats and wildlife conservation.
Josh,thanks for your encouragement, and I mentioned a while ago that I will try to do something with big cats, so this is attempt number one.
I´m still using my ink. This one was inspired by a comment of Wes on one of my last yoga scenes. Thank you!
I leave it up to you whether the tiger is waiting to eat her or there to empower her…