Missing my Cat’s Full Glory

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I miss my cat’s liveliness.
He’s sick at the moment.
He lost appetite and won’t eat.
He used to be fat and healthy but now he’s so thin.
We let him stay in the vet to be treated.
But he’s still weak with weird behaviors.
I at least want to draw the fat and cuddly Doro.
I hope he’ll be well soon.

– Melonaide

Shoot it, Sketch it: Yawning Doro

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Yawning Doro

This is my cat Doro, short for “Dorotheo the Great“,
formerly called as Dorothy when we thought he was a girl until he grew up with balls. LOL.

Yesterday, I browsed some blogs in the Art tag and I saw something interesting –  “Shoot it, Sketch it” in Bec’s blog (Clouds of Colour). It’s where you capture a photo and then draw it. I think this will be a great Monday regular post. This photo took me an hour to create. But I still didn’t get the ear right or the head proportion. haha. Well, I guess Doro can forgive me for that…(or else he’ll be deprived of his beloved food).  Just kidding, don’t sue me for animal rights! lol. 😀

I hope you enjoyed my Monday post, have a great week ahead! 😀

~ Melonaide

My Cat Doro

This is my second drawing of my cat named Doro, short for Dorotheo the Great. lol. He looks scary on my first drawing of him (see my first drawing) I guess I improved since that drawing. I can feel that I now have a better control over this medium.

I made this drawing for almost an hour, I just find him hard to complete within 30 minutes. And those white eyebrow hairs (they’re not called whiskers right?) are hard to do. I just left them out uncolored. And then just added some grey color to it when the black fur is already colored. And the eyes…they are hard. I want them to look like the real ones for all of you to see how lovely his eyes are. I guess, I’ll just share the picture I copied.

When my art fails to show exactly what I saw…I use photography! LOL 😀

Isn’t he so lovely? I took that picture while he’s lying down. I just love how he looks at the camera. I might have drawn the exact same expression if I have more time to scale my drawing and do some more proper shading. But, I will complete that for like 3 days on a larger  paper and with more detail. Oops, that was my inner critic typing. LOL. But anyways, I’m happy I’m improving even if it’s just more or less an hour a day (in drawing and writing stuffs here).

Have a great day!

~ Melonaide