All the cats I have known..part 3

Quite a while ago I started a project called”all the cats I have known” as I wanted to record my feline friends past and present.I am hoping to combine little stories about them with illustrations.I have really struggled with whether to draw the cats realistically or stylised. I initially went for realism but they seemed so laboured and not what I wanted at all. Anyhoo here are some screen printed cats that began as drawings which I am finally, finally happy with. I hope you like them!

billy

“Billy” copyright Julia Ogden 2016

cecile

“Cecile” copyright Julia Ogden 2016

monty

“Monty” copyright Julia Ogden 2016

odie

“Odie” copyright Julia Ogden 2016

All the cats I have known..progress

So a while ago I started a project called ‘all the cats I have known’ with the idea to develop illustrations around this title. I thought it would be nice to have little stories about the cats that have been in my family.

However I really struggled with how to draw them, my previous attempts here were hit and miss, Odie (my old cat) fairly good, Billy (my current cat) not so good! Also the idea was to use these illustrations for products and cards therefore I felt they needed to be a bit friendlier.Here are my new drawings, a little bit stylised but I think nearer to my aims..

billy blog

Billy

wolfy blog

Wolfy

I hope you like them.

 

All the cats I have known

I am beginning a new project called “All the cats I have known”. It has been on my mind for a while and so I have begun!

Odie drawing

This is Odie. He ruled any neighbourhood he moved to. I once saw him square up to two Rottweilers. He was a legend and I miss him still.

billy drawing

This is Billy. He loves cuddles, his chin tickled and water served at room temperature. He never washes; he is above such chores.He always makes me feel better if I am feeling blue.

Billy was really hard to draw and I am still not sure about this one..so I may try again!

I am hoping to make these illustrations into a screen printed book. I have quite a few more cats to draw.I will post my progress on here, it has been nice already to record these memories.

copyright Julia Ogden