Saturday, April 24th, 2010
Today’s art is a birthday card I made for a friend this year, an illustration of her newest kitten, Sachi. I did a very soft sketch of him using a photo reference, then used my new Japanese watercolor inks to paint him in, and finally erased the lines so all that’s left is the ghost of his dark markings and pink nose and ears.
Sometimes when I’m coming to visit them, I see him sitting in the sun in the window with this peaceful expression on his face. Of course, that’s one of the few times Sachi ever sits still, but hopefully he’ll grow out of being quite such a troublemaker. We have a habit of expanding cat names into nicknames, and one of his first ones was Sachimoto.