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Monday, September 24, 2012

Organic Curves...sketches of my feline friend Sophia

are everywhere!  Such is nature.  There are no straight lines in the human body.  The only straight lines describe the man-made.  The yin and the yang.  In calligraphy, the S-curve is one of the most difficult to master, it seems to me, as it involves a release of control.  On our recent trip to San Francisco, we apartment-sat our son's place.  Two amazing felines filled our days with delight and warmth.  Sophia is a lap cat to the max.  On two separate occasions I studied her form...the first a circular sleeping pose and the second a study of the way the hair grew on her haunches.  Muscles, fur, the soft pads on the paws....all delightfully organic.  I became totally absorbed in the drawing of each of these small sketches....each took about an hour.

Two hours well spent.

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