Catnapping - cat drawings by Katherine Tyrrell

Why draw cats

Cats are great for drawing practice.  But they will keep moving - you often see cat studies with lots of cats on the page - and if you have a cat as a life model you need to have a lot of paper!  However, if you wait long enough they start to repeat the poses you had to give up on and catnapping offers just enough time to get something down on paper.

I've been drawing cats for a long time and used to exhibit with theSociety of Feline Artists

All drawings have been done from life, come from various sketchbooks and are of cat-napping - which is my cats' version of 'still life'!

Cat drawings in my book

My monochrome drawings of cats and drawings in colour now also feature in my NEW book

UK: Sketching 365: Build your confidence and skills with a tip a day(Quarto (Apple Press - 8 January 2015)
(North Light Books - 1 January 2015)

This is the USA cover

The cats

Chloe and Guinness were my early 'life' model mogs. 

Cosmo (a Somali) and Polly (an Abyssinian), seen below as kittens, have been the pedigree subject matter since 2000.