Before I did the #100DAYPROJECT… I did a series of cat drawings.
The idea was born on New Years Day 2016, when I had the resolution to do a drawing a day. I settled on the subject of our 2 cats, Marlowe & Percy, since they’re always around and they're so handsome.
These portraits are drawn from life, hence the preponderance of sleeping cats. They’re easier to draw when the hold still.
There was a point in time when I was frustrated with myself for not keeping up with the drawings everyday, but the guys became frequent muses during my #100daysoflookingcloser in the weeks that followed. When I looked back at this collection, I realized it stands on its own. It captures both the silliness and nobility they embody, and that makes it complete in its own way.
It brought me a lot of joy to feel close to them and celebrate them this way. They are absolutely part of my life. And now I'm happy to share them with you.