Sunday, June 10, 2007

Never ending source

Wash Day
9 x 12 Graphite
copyright Jeanette Jobson

Tripod is a never ending source of inspiration for drawing. I'm beginning to believe that is the purpose he arrived on my doorstep last fall. Aside from being a dog trapped in a cat's body, he also has the ability to pose for 10 or 15 minutes at a time, not twitching a muscle - the perfect model.

I caught him washing himself for this sketch. He isn't great at this task, having one front leg only, but he tries. Unfortunately, his efforts are in vain, as he tends to roll in the dirt and tries to get my attention when I go out by running in front of me, then dropping and rolling. He's nearly been stepped on several times that way. But he doesn't let that deter him. He knows if he is persistant enough and loud enough I'll pick him up and carry him around on my walk around the property. Yes, he has me trained.


Anonymous said...

Absolutely adorable!

Jeanette said...

Thanks Dave, this cat is a true character.

Katherine said...

Well we are owned by our cats rather than vice versa!

I do like seeing Tripod drawings

You should submit work for the SOFA exhibition over here if you get into painting him