Tuesday, August 26, 2008

a little sketching

keeping careful watch of the squirrels behind our neighbors magnolia

Lucy is our neighbors cat who has also claimed our yard as part of her territory. When we first moved in I think we were both a little leery of each other but now we have an understanding. She hunts and keeps watch of the yard and we get to be entertained by her. She's a sweet little cat and knows the best neighbors keep a little space. Her and I had a moment this past spring... I was in my studio painting with the windows open and pounce she landed on my window sill outside! Scared the heck out of me, but we shared a mutual respect for each other that afternoon. She likes to sit in my window while I'm creating and I enjoy the company.

pencil sketch from a picture, practicing my expressions. This is my Conde sketchbook Kelly, thank you! I use it all the time!

1 comment:

Kelly said...

jen, i LOVE these! i had no idea you sketched... you're really good at it. i like the hazy lines and the detail in the girl's face and hair.
i'm glad you like the sketchbook; i'll see if we have any more lying around from our conde days. :) :)