Being a resident of the United States I celebrate Thanksgiving with my family every year. I had a nice holiday and ate too much as usual. My contribution to the feast was homemade cookies. I like to bake. I’ve become the cookie guy in the family.
While I treasure time on Thanksgiving with my extended family, it usually goes hand in hand with getting very little done art-wise. This past week was no exception. I didn’t draw any cats. I didn’t make any progress on my mermaid piece. I didn’t really draw anything at all.
Some of the time was spent in the kitchen making the aforementioned cookies. I also had work to do for my other business, TSG Multimedia.
So this week I need to get back to drawing. I also need to get back to my normal diet to get rid of the weight I gained on Thanksgiving, but that’s another story.
A New Commission
In other news this week I got a new private commission to do some cat art. The piece will essentially be a portrait of a pair of cats. The client was hoping to get it done before Christmas so I am going to have to hustle.
I am going to draw the piece in colored pencil. I am also going to frame and mat the original. I am planning to draw the piece on 11×14 paper and put it in a 16×20 frame.
I’m working on the composition now. The client did get me a couple of photos for reference, but the pose and arrangement of the cats will be my own. The challenge for me is that I haven’t seen these cats myself. I hope I can succeed in getting the personalities of the cats into the image.
I am hoping to make prints of the piece available eventually here on the website.