Here are the drawing of my sleeping cats..

Cats - My cat drawing!
Philippines
October 27, 2007 10:13am CST
I love to draw our pet cats when I was 14 years old..(I'm 17 now..) As you can see, they are sleeping because that's the time when they will pose for me..I just wanted to share these with you guys. I could only put one photo in this discussion but I uploaded three of them.
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• United States
28 Oct 07
Drawing of a horse my hubbys caretaker too. ByFait - Something I like to do in my spare time. This is a drawing of a horse that my hubby cares for, shes a pacing filly by the name of ByFaithValaree. Drawn from a photo I took of her one morning during feeing time, she was watching my hubby closely as she was ready to eat!
Hello CherryBlossm That is really good! I like drawing too, and mostly use pencil. I think I have a talent for shading and I like how the black and white pictures look. I wish I could draw from my head better, I can but it doesnt look so good. I usually draw from a photo or something in a magazine. What else do you like to draw? Im mostly into faces, flowers, horses, fruits. Have you taken some kind of art class or this just comes natural to you? I added a pic of a horse that my hubby trains/cares for. I dont think her name came through, its ByFaithValaree. In the pic it was feeding time and she was watching my hubby closely as she was ready to eat! lol Bay xx
• Philippines
28 Oct 07
Hi BayleighGray..Thanks for the compliment! You're drawing is also great! I wish I could also learn how to do proper shading. I have not attended any art classes that's why I don't know how to make it look like real. But I usually look in the internet to find some tips and techniques in drawing so most of the time I'm self-studying when it comes to art..I also like to draw faces of people especially of my teachers whenever I had the urge to draw when they are discussing..^^..
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• United States
28 Oct 07
Thank you very much Cherryblossm! I have been into art since I was a child. I remember my Grandfather buying me this huge chalk set when I was probably only 7 or 8 yrs old. He would always buy me sketch books and the proper sketching pencils with the blending tools. I too use just a plain old pencil it works just fine for me. I also use Qtips for blending or your finger works really well. I took a few classes like in Jr High and in High school. I took an art appreciation class in college. I never really thought about looking online for tips and things like that. Good thinking! Shading is not that hard really, your not going to think it will look right until you start blending it. I think if you practice with it a bit, perhaps not on people or animals, but like shapes you will find that you can master it. Thats funny that you draw your teachers. LOL They must be pretty boring instructors! Best of luck with your art! Bay xx
• United States
29 Oct 07
Nice drwawing BayleighGray, You have a very good hand and eye for detail. I know how you feel about desiring to draw better from your mind and memory. I can draw women extremely well from memory but usually I need a reference photo for things I can't remember. But I'm starting to get better at constructing foreign objects in my head on the paper in real time. It takes a bit of practice, but the more I know the basic shapes that make up more complex object, I can literaly sculpt it out of a 3d cube on the paper. Gesture drawing really helped me out.
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• United States
29 Oct 07
That is a wonderful sketch! I concur with doing protraits when the subject is still, for one reason or another. Sometimes for me nothing can be more frustrating than a zoo animal that keeps moving around. Or a person for that matter who likes to chit chat will I'm drawing their face. In school, they would get up and leave the room forgetting that they were posing. Drawing from still Photos, and memory is usually the easiest way for me to do a portrait.
• United States
29 Oct 07
Thank you Squire!! I didnt really know what you ment by gesture drawing so I looked it up. I think I do that in a sense, but I still have a photo to refer too like you said. I think I will start practicing this! Thank you for your suggestion! Have a great day, Bay xx
• Philippines
30 Oct 07
I also like to draw flowers, fruits, landscapes and animals in photos and now I'm practicing to paint it using watercolor. Sometimes I don't want it to be copied that much because it's better if you have a little bit of yourself in that picture you are drawing. Drawing from memory is a bit hard for me because I can't remember the details that's why I stick to pictures and observation. Whenever I was asked to draw hands, I would ask my classmates to pose for me. It's good that you can draw from memory because there are times when no one can pose for you so I'll try me best to practice it.^_^
• United States
5 Dec 07
Good stuff you got there; must say that I'm impressed considering that it came out of a 14-year old :P. Anyhoo, good to see that you've put in effort by the means of adding lots of detail onto the drawings, and that's important (not trying to sound like a geek artist or anything). Above all, I think these are wonderful and I hope you keep up the wonderful job - thanks for sharing!