Sunday, June 5, 2011

Prep for the trip and sleepin' cat


Jazzercise, normally Jazz, likes to flaunt his 1980's leggings. He is the lankiest cat ever!

This was my test with a new Altoid's tin filled with higher quality paints (Winsor and Newton). I've been backing off the painting to be rejuvenated for the Galapagos trip. I hope to go all Potter on nature and record it with watercolors.

9 comments:

  1. Galapagos trip?! Arrrarararargh jealous!

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  2. I love the cat painting. The lines are so simple and clean and very effective.

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  3. cute, pet pet. He could win a cat marathon with those legs

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  4. Hola!, i would love to know what kind of sketchbook or paper are you using, and also which hue of paint you used for the cat. I love your blog.
    Saludos!!!

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  5. My other question is about the Water brush are you using... i thinks is a Niji Water Brush, am i right? which size is it?

    Thanks..

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  6. I am using the Niji brush, I think! It´s the one with the blue container. The paper is a mixed media journal with a maroon color. I can´t remember the name! I am in Ecuador now, and it is back in the states. I´m experimenting with the Moleskine that is made for watercolors. In a month I can be much more specific - sorry for the delay. Thanks for checking in!

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  7. Thanks for answering, i really love the style of your sketches, and since i was shopping online i was interested in comparing different notebooks. I have the Moleskine Watercolor and it is good, i recommended it....
    Que te diviertas en Ecuador, dicen que es muy bello!...

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  8. Carlos - I am back! The day-to-day journal I have been using was the Raffine Art Sketch "Super Deluxe All Media Sketch Book" 5.5x8.5". I love that it is spiral bound. I really liked the Moleskine as well because the lack of spiral allowed for really long landscapes and such. However, that can be unwieldy, especially for clumsy lefties like me! The color I used for Jazz was a mix of Raw Umber (Winsor and Newton) and some other red hues (not sure which).

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