Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Information about Jesse

 Jesse had just settled down for a nap as it began snowing in earnest tonight.  It was a frequently-shifting nap, however, and there was no one pose that lasted long enough to qualify as a pose.  Instead this series of gesture drawings will have to do.
I think it's interesting that some of these details of Jesse look more like dogs or lemurs than cats.  Definitely profile view is not the most telling angle for a cat.  I remember from art history class the observation that the ancient Egyptians always drew humans with the face and feet in profile but the shoulders and torso facing front because these were the angles that gave the best information about the human form.  I imagine a cat standing as though walking forward in profile but with its face facing front would be the most informative angle for cat information.

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