Books and Cats for Illustration Friday

Books and Cats, 8″ x 10″ Copics, fine liners

Totally ran out of time! I would have liked to do a lot more finishing. As well as add that spiral staircase sketched out on the left (below). Alas! For “Book” at Illustration Friday. I was seriously excited about this topic (and there are SO many awesome entries). But it turns out a bookshelf is not as easy a thing as one might think! (Egad – angles!) I do plan to do more of them. Not sure if I’ll finish this one or waltz on to the next thing.

Books and Cats, at least the name, was inspired by an extremely silly video called Boots and Cats. I STRONGLY suggest you stop watching when the bees show up. Particularly if you don’t like bees. But before that, the boots and cats are surprisingly mesmerizing. Possibly you are one of the 1.3 million people who have already watched it!

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Thanks for visiting! And please double check your link at Illustration Friday if you’ve entered. Lots of bad links last week!

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26 thoughts on “Books and Cats for Illustration Friday

  1. TMartin

    Delightful illustration! If I weren’t allergic to cats, this is totally the way I’d like my bookcases to be. Cats sure know how to get comfortable.

  2. clar anilles

    Interesting…….like the incomplete white books on the shelves. It makes you wonder about the titles and what they are about. Love to see the spiral staircase done…..maybe with a kitten curled on it…..or maybe a brave mouse somewhere in between the books!

  3. dawn bevins

    Aww this is wonderful, I do love a bookcase, but now I wish I was cat sized so I could hang out on one – cats have all the fun :)

  4. Theo Padavano

    Books and cats go together like peanut butter and jelly. How many times have you seen stories where a cat has become a fixture at a local library? Nice illustration!

  5. michele thomas

    My book shelf is also my inspiration this week. Somehow Cats and Books are just so well matched!! I always love your style!

  6. ruthsartwork

    Very cute. I liked the video too. You have captured the spirit of cats, particularly the one at the top lazily (and innocently) reaching down. Can’t you still add things?

  7. Bella Sinclair

    Man, cats have the best life. I wanna be a cat. Great bookshelf! All sorts of wonderful nooks and crannies, perfect for those of the feline persuasion. And yowza, that progress-slideshow is flippin’ awesome! Love it!

    Had a great time scrolling through your recent works. Dazzling!

  8. shirley

    FABULOUS! Thanks so much for your wonderful visit are so kind! I wanted to ask you to send me your address as I have created postcards of my London Bus. If you’d like, I’m happy to pop one in the mail for ya!! : ) Thanks again, Cindy!!

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