Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Animal Wednesday - Nikki

Cris had a picture on her blog of her Cat Nikki and I decided to draw it. Okay, before you look at this drawing - remember these facts:

1) I have never drawn a cat

2) I usually draw fish - they don't have paws

3) I have never drawn a cat.

So here is Nikki, looking rather weirdly foreshortened and glad that she is on a chair, as there is NO way that those paws would allow her to walk unaided on a floor.

So happy Experimental Animal Wednesday everyone - enjoy!

Oh, and go read this article - is it coincidence or has the soul of this cat started to invade AW???

17 comments:

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh I have a big smile on my face right now. :))I love it!!! I think you did a great job. You really captured that pose of hers that I thought was so darn cute & had to take a picture of. :)))
She is going to get a big head now you know... LOL

PAK ART said...

For never having drawn a cat before I think you did a pretty good job. I bet she could leap right off that chair and walk on the floor unaided too!

marianne said...

This is a good first shot!
I love the expression on her face!
HAW!

Lynn said...

Me thinks thee doth complain too much. Your rendition of Niki is fine. It was such a sweet photo and I can see why you were moved to capture her in this art form.
Surprised you didn't draw her looking over a fish bowl full of fish with legs! ;-)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You crack me up.You may have a new muse. I don't think kitty is so bad. Those sweet pussy toes are difficult to capture. HAW.

Cat said...

I love this kitty and her sweet paws too! Great for 'never' having drawn a kitty before! :)

Caroline said...

Cute with her crossed paws!

studio lolo said...

Every time Bliss sits with her paws crossed like that I smile! It's one of the sweetest poses...which you've captured quite well, my dear ;)

ArtistUnplugged said...

You did an excellent job on Nikki! It was such an irresistable pose, I bet she could walk....

Bea said...

LOL Well, that cat looks like it wants to have a discussion with you about some things. I think it looks very good. I can't even imagine what my first drawing would look like. :)Bea

Teri C said...

Aw, she is so cute. Are you sure this is the first cat you have drawn? lol, she is great!

HAW

Debra Kay said...

When Luna gets old enough to sit still for a minute I want to try to draw her. Right now, she's young and needy and if I so much as glance at her she wants to be held. Being all one color-she's a great study for shading and contrast in monotones-but first she has to sit still. Did I mention, she doesn't sit still?

Kate Worley said...

I think it's a fine cat! Waay better than I could do.

Renee said...

Great job Mim.

I would love to sit with you and I know that we would love it. I know it with all my heart. It would be an instant love connection.

xoxo

kj said...

you have incredible spunk: you'll try anything!

you have incredible talent: you can do anything.

you have a way about you: i'm glad you're not too too fussy about your friends and admirers.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

hahameow...can't walk on those paws? You crack me up...I just draw stick figures!

Michele said...

Someone gave us a children's book called Nikki the cat : ) I think you did a great job on drawing Nikki : )