Bobcat Day 2

9/27/2010 03:06:00 PM Edit This 13 Comments »
I went back to the Museum of Natural History in Ann Arbor today in order to continue working on the drawing I started on Friday.  The main purpose as some of you may remember, was to practice drawing while wearing my contacts in preparation for my "new eyes".   However, I forgot that I have a pre-op appointment this week, and I'm not supposed to wear my contacts for the 3 days prior to it.  So, while I did go back and work on the bobcat again, I did it wearing my glasses.  It was still just as dark there, and he was still behind glass, so there was still a reflection to deal with.  Nevertheless, I did my best.  It still isn't a finished drawing, but he's definitely further along than he was.  I don't know when I'll be able to get back there, but I'd like to finish it.  Maybe I'll just wing it and try to finish it from memory. 

So, without further adieu, heeere's Bobby!

13 comments:

curiouscrow said...

IMH0 leave it alone - maybe darken that background eye a little, and some of the other areas that are darker but not quite dark enough, but otherwise you've captured a sense of movement here and life, which is tricky to do from a stuffed animal!

Sandy in Michigan said...

It's a beautiful sketch and the eyes really pop out at you. I hope you have an opportunity to finish it -- you are truly blessed to be that close to a natural history museum!

EVA said...

What a great job Nancy! Bobby definitely looks like he is hunting (in the dark - with those wide eyes)!

I like it as is but I suppose it depends on what you will do with him whether you do more.

Shirley said...

He's lovely Nancy - what persistence you have.

. said...

Thats a really nice sketch, love the eyes (you got them really good). Best of luck with the eye appt.

Mari

drawn2life said...

Oooh, awesome cat Nancy!

Janene said...

Wow--beautiful sketch!!

Alex said...

It's really coming to life now Nancy! Love how you are doing the fur ^^

Vicki Holdwick said...

He's looking really good, Nancy.

xoxo

The Imp said...

Looks like your Bobcat is coming along nicely . Good luck with your Op.I look forward to seeing the finished Bobcat. John

Krista Meister said...

He's coming along nicely! Sounds like you had a great sketch date.

bettyfromtexas said...

We have VERY similar eye issues, you and I, so I hope you don't mind if, when I come to this "rite of passage," the cataracts removal (my eye doctor told me it was "five or ten years out"), I ask you how the monovision lenses are working for you. I am extremely nearsighted; recently I traded in my contacts for progressive lens glasses, which are okay because I can still view my work with no correction and I like that!

Your sketches make it seem like you are doing quite well with your monovision. Beautiful work!!

raena said...

It's a great sketch!!