Mr. Kato

I started off my morning at the drawing board. Long after I was hunkered in Bobby called to see if I was ready. Ready? ~ Ready for what? Well he wanted to know if I was ready to come meet him for lunch? I didn’t think twice and told him I would be out the door in 5 min. There are many times like this that he doesn’t have a chance to call me ‘til the last min and not to worry, I can always make a lunch date with him happen at a moment’s notice.

After our little lunch I continued back at the drawing board and the little guy is almost completely sketched. I still have to define his little nose and he is officially a little work in progress at the moment.

And I know Arlene would be proud as I have defined the background. I’ve learned that it’s important to have the background defined before starting the rest of the subject so that’s pretty much taken care of. Even though the bg is not finished it’s now ok to start filling in the subject, which I’ve just started doing.

Another thing about Kato ~ I took his little picture last summer but did not like the background of the picture. I decided to put him on a baby palm tree and then add a nice whimsical background and there ya’ have it thus far.

Below are the pictures I’m using to get Kato’s little expression and show how tiny this little guy really is. And since I’m a huge lover of monkeys, he’s my first try at drawing an animal ever.

3 thoughts on “Mr. Kato

  1. Well thank you Mary Ellen, guess I thought I’d try animals next. For some reason, I feel nervous (at the moment) doing people but who knows, perhaps one day I’ll give portraits a try. I’m sure you’ll be one of the first to know as I generally post my stuff here on my blog.

    I would love to do portraits and to be able to render the expressions to match the person. Perhaps that’s out there in the future.

  2. Well, it looks like your talent knows no bounds! The drawing of Mr. Kato looks quite realistic. I like the expression on his face in your drawing. In the photo of him, he looks rather evil! 🙂 I agree with Mary. You should eventually give portraits a try. I’ll be next in line behind Mary for a sketch, for sure!

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