This drawing was a gift for my Gender Therapist. Scarlet is her cat, and I think she’s a beauty, especially her eyes :) The reference photo wasn’t as clear as I would have liked, and her fur being all black made this a real challenge, but as always, I did my best so I’m happy :)
My therapist is the most important person in the world to me, so I felt a lot of pressure working on this one. I also wanted to present it to her at our Christmas session, so I had a deadline hanging over me too … I was relieved once I finally signed it in time :)
Ahha, that’s another thing. I never normally sign my drawings, but this was my first drawing since I legally changed my name to Sophie Lawson, so I signed this one with my new Sophie signature :) Wahooo lol She emailed me after Christmas to say how much she loved it, so, unless she’s a good liar, she’s happy … which makes me even more happy :)
“WHAT GREATER GIFT, THAN THE LOVE OF A CAT.”
– Charles Dickens
WORK IN PROGRESS IMAGES
| 2H, 2B, 4B 0.5 Mechanical Pencils
| Winsor & Newton A4 Extra Smooth Surface Bristol Board
| Blending Tortillons
| Tombow Mono Zero Eraser Pen
| Jakar Battery Operated Eraser
| Faber-Castell Kneaded Eraser
| Derwent Craft Knife
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“Who are you?
Are you in touch with all of your darkest fantasies?
Have you created a life for yourself where you can experience them?
I have. I am fucking crazy.
But I am free.” – Lana Del Rey
“As an aquatic animal, the otter is a symbol of life. Why? Because the prime symbolic meaning of water deals with the divine feminine, which is a major life-giving energy. Water (and otters) are symbolic of creativity, fluidity and transitions.”
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”