Drawing is one of the classes that I am taking this semester on my quest for a BFA. I've decided that I should leave a sketchbook and pencil laying around in plain sight in every room in the house and in the car. If I see a sketchbook, I draw. If I don't see one, I forget.
I find it fascinating how many marks you can make with a pen or pencil. The photos I've attached are all of simple gesture drawings in pencil of my cat, Carlos. Except for the last drawing, it is a contour drawing. For the contour drawing, I caught Carlos laying on the couch, showing me his tummy and holding his upper paw in the most bizarre angle up under his chin. I did all of these drawings from life. Carlos was only asleep in the contour drawing. Can you see the motion in the top three drawings? I've been sketching a cat just about every day. If I see a sketchbook.