Cats are Liquid

I have a cat, Samson.  He doesn’t get sketched often because he never stays home.

But last week, he got into a fight with someone (we’re not sure: another cat, a raccoon, a possum?) and he came home pretty badly hurt. A trip to the Pet ER and he was home with what I was told was NOT a cone, but an “Elizabethan Collar“.

I wish I had sketched more of him in that collar, this one-minute sketch is all I have.
cat_collar

He’s still home, but the collar is off. I’m kinda short on sketching time just now so I’ve switched to a super-small book, hoping to get a bit of sketching done everyday.
cat1

cat2

My kids supply me with random information, most of it utterly useless. But something they told me last week really stayed with me. Cat are not solid, they’re a slow-moving liquid, they take the shape of where they are. I googled that, and apparently it’s a commonly-held opinion 🙂 It sure helped me sketch this guy: not much anatomy study here, but I’m feeling the mass and letting it settle in.
cat3

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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7 Responses to Cats are Liquid

  1. Beautiful sketches of those cats. Have you ever heard of the Elizabethan collar referred to as the “cone of shame”?

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  2. Laurie Householder says:

    I enjoy all your posts but the cats remind me to sketch my own cat! I love the different tools you use.

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  3. Grace says:

    beautiful cat. really looks relaxed.

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  4. Nice cat paintings, I hope your cat recovers well.

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  5. Athira says:

    Nice cat !

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