Tuesday, January 18, 2011

OMG, my daughter can draw!

Madeline and I drew these cats. Two are copied (which makes us copycats) from Nick Bruel's (http://www.nickbruel.com/) wonderful Bad Kitty books. (and he is a very nice guy in addition to being such a great writer/illustrator, I know because I met him here in Asheville!)
She starred the ones she likes best. I like the two that seem to be sitting on top of each other best.
Those cats have attitude.

Bad cats are fun to draw. Playful cats are fun to draw. Curious kitties, fancy ones and very alert cats, like the ones Madeline drew here. These rather serious cats right here:


Sometimes you have to wonder why you would draw anything but cats.

I'm just glad Madeline and I can be artists together.


  1. Hey, these are great. Thanks for sharing. If you're not familiar with the great "Mr. Putter and Tabby" series by Cynthia Rylant and Arthur Howard, take a look at them. Some great cat illustrations in those as well.

    Thanks again,


  2. Their bodies are so expressive and flexible it's fun to draw them!
    There is definitely a cat in my book. And two in our house. Wouldn't have it any other way.
    If cats had opposable thumbs they would take over the world.

  3. It is really fun when you can share a passion like drawing (or writing!) with a child. And so fun you can show the world her work here! I think I like the funkiness of the serious cats the best.