Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Manet's cats

Artists seem to like cats.

Maybe because they sit still long enough for you to practise on them.

I think it's time I started sketching Winnie for posterity.

The internet can't last forever, and she needs to be immortalised.



Melvin Muskrat said...

I've noticed that would rather be sketched that photographed.

Anonymous said...

I love drawings of cats- they are so intelligent graceful and great beauties. That is if one does not interfere with their characters.

We would do well to learn from them.

Anne Julia

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Cats are dumb. They just run their little cat programmes, and it makes them look "aloof". It's just that there's really not much going on in their wee heads.

a Christopher said...

They're the world's best hunters, for all that! Let that warn us all of the dangers of specialization.

Anonymous said...

Given my cat's propensity to sit on my lap whenever we're both awake, sketching him would be tough. Ten years of being my grandfather's lap cat hath created a spoiled kitty.


DP said...

Cats are pretty stupid, and I've had them in my life since I was five.

Their saving graces are their prolific breeding, toughness, and an in-spite-of-themselves charm.

The breeds are even worse in the intelligence department. I had a Himalayan given to me, and she was blind banjo player dumb. But--she was as sweet-natured as a companion animal could possibly be. Very good even to our toddlers.

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

I asked the village vet once what breed he thought Winnie was, and he said, "Domestic shorthair" which, he added, was a polite way to say "moggie".