|Cat Toy Masquerading As A Pillow|
Ink with Watercolor
Stillman and Birn Beta Sketchbook
5.5 x 8.5 inches
So imagine my
Willis has a blast attacking the wonderful, big balls of soft cushiness. The material is a soft suede and feels good to the touch. However, they're also great to hide things under and then hunt before pouncing on them for the kill. In fact, the pillows spend about as much time on the floor as they do on the furniture.
Since it is doubtful they'll be in great condition by the time fall is over, I figured I'd better commemorate them in my sketchbook so that I could remember them before they're torn to shreds.
About the Sketch:
Because I wanted the pillow to stand out and I was short on time, I chose to paint only the pillow. By adding color in one area only, I can direct the eye to the my Center of Interest (COI).
This works well when you have a sketch that has an area that has a mistake in it or didn't turn out so hot. You may or may not notice that I fudged the lamp shade as well as the line running across the bottom of the couch.
I attempted to fix the line on the couch only to draw it in crooked again.
Still, chances are good you may not have noticed had I not pointed out the mistakes.
That's the cool thing about art—we get to use all kinds of tools and methods to hide the flaws...we just have to know how!