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-- 26 February, 2005 --

Dolly the Mega Cat

Dolly the Mega Cat
Aquarelle on Sennelier sketch paper
Since starting my own blogs I have become a regular reader of a number of other people's. Most of the ones that I find interesting are written by people who are involved with drawing, painting or creative writing. I have a number of them listed as links on my main page and my particular favourites are subscribed to my RSS reader so that I can see almost immediately when a new entry has been made.

One of the ones that I particularly enjoy reading is kept by English writer and artist John Bailey who styles himself the Old Grey Poet. John often mentions his cat named Dolly the Mega Cat and in a recent entry he posted a beautiful photograph of this magnificent (and very spoilt) creature. The photo struck me as a great reference for a painting but when I made this suggestion, John decided to pass, offering the opportunity to anyone else who might like to take it up. Well, here we are - my interpretation of Dolly the Mega Cat.

Posted by robynls at February 26, 2005 2:56 PM

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On behalf of Dolly, I accept this tribute. Humbly, of course. At least, I'm humble. Dolly the Mega-Cat doesn't really do humble. Nice sketch, Robyn!:)

Posted by: John Bailey at February 26, 2005 5:03 PM

Thank you, John. I am deeply honored that Dolly approves of my tribute to her.

Posted by: Robyn [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 26, 2005 7:01 PM

I, too, have accepted the challenge. My sketch is just colored pencil on type writer paper, heh! Grin!


Posted by: Joan Lansberry at February 26, 2005 7:23 PM

That is very well done Robyn. Our son always had trouble with proportions when it came to cats.

Posted by: Bonnie at February 27, 2005 3:19 AM

Lovely! I'm afraid of drawing living beings, animals or people. You've done a nice job with the fur, and the expression is absolutely catlike.

Posted by: Nancy at February 27, 2005 3:46 PM

That is a great sketch of Dolly the Mega Cat. I'm in awe of your talent.

Posted by: mz. em at February 27, 2005 4:14 PM