Tag: cat drawing

Today’s “Drawing a Day” – “Happy Thanksgiving!”

"Happy Thanksgiving!" Drawing by BZTAT
“Happy Thanksgiving!” Drawing by BZTAT

I took a break from my “Drawing a Day” project for a few days, as, I confess, I got a bit busy with other things. I am back with a drawing today, just in time to show my thanks to those who follow my artwork year round. Thank you for being a fan, a friend, a collector or occasional enjoyer of the creations that I share here.

I hope you and your family have a warm Thanksgiving full of love, light and color!

For an artistic challenge, I am making a drawing every day in November. Each drawing will be placed for auction on here on my blog. These drawings will be fun images that will make nice gifts for the upcoming holidays. I have done “Drawing a Day” projects before, and they have been a lot of fun!

You can follow each day’s drawing by by subscribing to my my blog or by following my posts on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Minimum bids will be low – you just might get a great artwork for a bargain!

Today’s drawing is of my cat Mia Meow and a Turkey, each eying the other warily. Friends can come from the most unlikely places, right? The drawing is drawn with Prismacolor Pencil on black paper. I hope that you like it! 

Thanks for following along all month and for bidding on the drawings!

By the way, let me know what you would like to see me draw the rest of the month in the comments below. I am open to suggestions!

Here’s the info about the drawing:

5″ x 7″ Prismacolor Pencil Drawing by artist BZTAT 

Comes with an acid free mat ready for a 8X10″ frame.

Leave bids in increments of $5 below in the comments section.

Minimum Bid $20 USD

Shipping: $5 USA $15 International

BUY NOW OPTION: You can buy this piece now for $35 as long as no bids have been made in the comments below. Simply write BUY NOW in the comments and I will send you an invoice via Paypal which can be paid with a credit card or with PayPal.

Highest bid at 10:00 pm EST on Thursday 11/23/17 wins the piece.

Winning bidder: I will send an invoice via Paypal to the winning bidder which can be paid with a credit card or with PayPal.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for USA shipping.

Life is an Adventure!

BZTAT

Today’s “Drawing a Day” – “Mia Meow’s First Snow of the Season”

"Mia Meow's First Snow of the Season" Drawing by BZTAT
“Mia Meow’s First Snow of the Season” Drawing by BZTAT

For an artistic challenge, I am making a drawing every day in November. Each drawing will be placed for auction on here on my blog. These drawings will be fun images that will make nice gifts for the upcoming holidays. I have done “Drawing a Day” projects before, and they have been a lot of fun!

You can follow each day’s drawing by by subscribing to my my blog or by following my posts on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Minimum bids will be low – you just might get a great artwork for a bargain!

We had snow flurries in Canton, Ohio today, so today’s drawing captures the mystical quality of the first snow of the season. The drawing hearkens back to a painting that I painted a year or so ago in my Mia Meow series. Today’s drawing “Mia Meow’s First Snow of the Season” is drawn with Prismacolor Pencil on black paper.  I hope that you like it! 

 

"Mia Meow's First Snow of the Season"Painting by BZTAT
“Mia Meow’s First Snow of the Season”Painting by BZTAT

Thanks for following along all month and for bidding on the drawings!

By the way, let me know what you would like to see me draw the rest of the month in the comments below. I am open to suggestions!

(The painting is for sale. Contact me if you are interested in purchasing it.”)

Here’s the info about the drawing:

5″ x 7″ Prismacolor Pencil and Marker Drawing by artist BZTAT 

Comes with an acid free mat ready for a 8×10″ frame

Leave bids in increments of $5 below in the comments section.

Minimum Bid $20 USD

Shipping: $5 USA $15 International

BUY NOW OPTION: You can buy this piece now for $35 as long as no bids have been made in the comments below. Simply write BUY NOW in the comments and I will send you an invoice via Paypal which can be paid with a credit card or with PayPal.

Highest bid at 10:00 pm EST on Saturday 11/11/17 wins the piece.

Winning bidder: I will send an invoice via Paypal to the winning bidder which can be paid with a credit card or with PayPal.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for USA shipping.

Life is an Adventure!

BZTAT

Today’s “Drawing a Day” – Cat in the City

Cat in the City Drawing by BZTAT
“Cat in the City” Drawing by BZTAT

This auction is now closed. 

For an artistic challenge, I am making a drawing every day in November. Each drawing will be placed for auction on here on my blog. These drawings will be fun images that will make nice gifts for the upcoming holidays. I have done “Drawing a Day” projects before, and they have been a lot of fun!

You can follow each day’s drawing by by subscribing to my my blog or by following my posts on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Minimum bids will be low – you just might get a great artwork for a bargain!

Today’s drawing is a small drawing of a cat in the city drawn with Prismacolor Pencil and permanent marker on colored paper. I hope that you like it! 

Thanks for following along all month and for bidding on the drawings!

By the way, let me know what you would like to see me draw the rest of the month in the comments below. I am open to suggestions!

Here’s the info about the drawing:

Prismacolor Pencil and Marker Drawing by artist BZTAT 

Comes with an acid free mat ready for a 5X7″ frame

Leave bids in increments of $5 below in the comments section.

Minimum Bid $15 USD

Shipping: $5 USA $15 International

BUY NOW OPTION: You can buy this piece now for $25 as long as no bids have been made in the comments below. Simply write BUY NOW in the comments and I will send you an invoice via Paypal which can be paid with a credit card or with PayPal.

Highest bid at 10:00 pm EST on Friday 11/3/17 wins the piece.

Winning bidder: I will send an invoice via Paypal to the winning bidder which can be paid with a credit card or with PayPal.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for USA shipping.

Life is an Adventure!

BZTAT

Adding a newspaper texture to my pet drawings.

Above the fold: pet drawings on a newstype image.
“Favorite Resting Place” Drawing by BZTAT

The Canton Repository, Canton and Stark County Ohio’s long standing newspaper, is celebrating it’s 200th Anniversary this year with a number of celebratory events. One of them is an art exhibit/contest entitled: Above the Fold – Newspaper as Art.

Organizers have asked artists from all over Stark County to submit artworks for the exhibit that somehow include newspapers in the creation of the work, either thematically or in the actual materials of the artwork.

I initially began a collage/assemblage piece using scraps of newspapers and other miscellaneous found objects that I had around the house. The piece is far from finished, and it took a very feminist turn, which is not what I wanted for this exhibit. So I got out my Prismacolor Pencils and markers, and I came up with this cat, inspired by a photo a friend shared on Pinterest.

As I drew it, all 5 of my cats attempted to disrupt my process in each of their individual ways. It occurred to me that these interruptions to my creative process were fitting with the theme. Do not all of our cats attempt to perch themselves above the fold as we try to read the paper?

So you know how I created it… I first saved an image of some nondescript news type and printed it onto my drawing paper. I then drew the cat on top of the news type. From there, I inked in shapes forming the cat with markers. I then added color and texture with the Prismacolor Pencils.

Westie (West Highland Terrier) Dog Drawing by Artist BZTAT
Drawing by Artist BZTAT

I really liked how the texture added to the simple cat drawing. I liked it so much, I decided to draw a dog as well. I enjoy Westies (West Highland Terriers) so I created this one from one of the photos submitted for my Six Westie Portrait Painting.

There is a jury process for the Above the Fold Exhibit. If the piece is accepted, it can be purchased at the Joseph Saxton Gallery in  Canton after April 3, 2015. The framed piece is priced at $100 (size 5″ x 7″ drawing in a 12″ x 16″ frame and mat).

The Westie can be purchased unframed for $50. Let me know your interest in purchasing it in the comments below or send me a message.

I am not certain, but I might explore this direction further with other animals. What do you think?

By the way, I will let you know when the collage/assemblage is completed. it is one of those that will be created in spurts I think.

Life is An Adventure!

BZTAT

 

The Story of Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea Black cat custom pet portrait drawing by BZTAT
“Sweet Pea” custom pet portrait drawing by BZTAT

Sweet Pea was a very special cat.

She lived most of her life in a parking lot, but she was greatly loved by her “Parking Lot Mommies” who tended to her needs and to those of the other cats who lived with her.

In recent months, her caretakers decided it was time for Sweet Pea to give indoor living a go. She adapted amazingly well, and she became the “Third Cat” of Dorian Wagner who writes the famed Your Daily Cute blog. That was no small thing.

Read the rest of Sweet Pea’s story here in my latest newsletter, and while you’re at it, why not subscribe?

There’s something about an orange cat…

Orange striped Maine coon cat drawing by BZTAT
Drawing by BZTAT

There is something about ginger cats that sets them apart from all others. They have a certain kind of attitude, seemingly knowing that they stand out in a crowd.

I drew this orange cat drawing a couple of nights ago and posted it on Facebook. Not having my computer set up yet in my new home/studio, I was not able to scan it. The photo that I took with my iPhone made it look a lot different than the original.

I set up my computer and scanner today, so I thought I would post the scanned version here. Now you can see what it really looks like. The drawing is for sale for $50 – contact me if you are interested in purchasing it.

Do you know a ginger cat with a redhead attitude?

Sneaking in the Grass – New Cat Drawing

Cat in grass drawing by BZTAT
Drawing by BZTAT

As I mentioned in previous posts, I am in the process of  moving my home and studio. Things are still pretty disorganized, and my new and old painting areas are both in disarray. I can’t really paint at the moment, so I decided to sit down and make a drawing last night.

I used to draw images like this one all the time – simple landscape scenarios with a cat surrounded by a colorful pattern that is a little wavy and irregular. I am not exactly sure why I returned to the theme with this drawing, but I kinda like it. I may return to the theme more often.

The drawing is approximately 8″x10″ cut out and pasted onto a green background, which is 8 1/2″ x 11″. If you are interested in purchasing the drawing, it is $50 + shipping. Contact me if you are interested.

May Minis – Auction Redux

I know, it is not May anymore. Still, I thought I would bring these May Mini drawings back for one more try. I posted them for auctions in May, and they received no bids, so I thought I would give folks one more chance in case they missed them earlier. I mean really. What am I going to do with them?

Dachshund Drawing by BZTAT
"A Doxie Kind of Day" drawing by BZTAT

 

Brewskie Butt the cat drinking a meowgarita
"Meowgarita" Drawing by BZTAT

 

Boxer dog drawing by BZTAT
"A Comfy Rug" Digital Drawing by BZTAT

 

Rabbit drawing by BZTAT
"Peter Cottontail" Drawing by BZTAT

 

Tuxedo cat drawing by BZTAT
"the Original" Drawing by BZTAT

Each drawing is approximately 3″ x 5″ and matted for a 5″ x 7″ frame. You can make your bids in the comments below. Make sure to identify which drawing your bid is for, and make sure to read the other comments to find out if their are existing bids on the drawing you desire.

Here are more details:

Comes with an acid free mat ready for an 5″ x 7″ frame

Leave bids in increments of $5 below in the comments section.

Minimum Bid $25 USD

Shipping: $6 USA $16 International

BUY NOW OPTION: You can buy any drawing now for $50 as long as no bids have been made on that particular item in the comments below. Simply write BUY NOW with the drawing’s name in the comments and send a payment of $50 + shipping to PayPal using email address bztat at bztat.com.

Highest bids at 10:00 pm EST on Wednesday 6/6/12 win the auctions.

Winning bidders: make payment of bid + shipping to PayPal using email address bztat at bztat.com.

Please allow 4 weeks for USA shipping.

May Minis – The Original

This auction has been reopened until 10pm ET Monday, 5/7/10.

Tuxedo cat drawing by BZTAT
"the Original" Drawing by BZTAT

Today’s May Mini is one of my favorite images to draw – a tuxie cat. I call it “The Original” because the cat depicted is the original Beezie, a cat that I had for 19 of the best years of my life. I called her Beezie Tat, and eventually, I started signing her name on my paintings as BZTAT.

This a smaller drawing than I usually draw. It is approximately 3″ x 5″ and matted for a 5″ x 7″ frame. I decided for the month of May, I am going to draw some miniature drawings and post them for auction. This is my second “May Mini”.

Here are more details about the drawing:

3″ X5″ Prismacolor Pencil and Marker Drawing on paper by artist BZTAT

Comes with an acid free mat ready for an 5″ x 7″ frame

Leave bids in increments of $5 below in the comments section.

Minimum Bid $25 USD

Shipping: $6 USA $16 International

BUY NOW OPTION: You can buy this piece now for $50 as long as no bids have been made in the comments below. Simply write BUY NOW in the comments and send a payment of $50 + shipping to PayPal using email address bztat at bztat.com.

Highest bid at 10:00 pm EST on Saturday 5/5/12 wins the piece.

Winning bidder: make payment of bid + shipping to PayPal using email address bztat at bztat.com.

Please allow 4 weeks for USA shipping.