It's really only one cat, my kitty Pearl, drawn with a bamboo pen and Higgins indigo ink and Higgins brown ink on Stonehenge paper. Operating on the theory that smaller equals quicker (I still have barely begun my Christmas shopping) I used small paper, 5" x 7". With such small paper, your marks are smaller and less muscular and perhaps more precise. Compare these marks to those used in the drawing of Abby below. I like the loose approach better with this type of pen, but these drawings showed me how versatile bamboo and reed pens can be. That's worth knowing.
My friend Katherine Tyrrell of Making a Mark, has asked me to spread the word about a very interesting competition she has going, for the best blogged paintings and drawings of 2007. Please go read about it and nominate your favorite in each medium by midnight tomorrow!! You will then be able to vote among those works nominated and the results will be published on the last day of the year---what fun! I haven't yet participated but I WILL by the deadline tomorrow, Katherine, I promise!
And now, off to do that shopping.