Our son-in-law sent me 2 photos of our new grandkitten, Blur, and challenged me to a Draw the Kitten contest. Since I'd just received my new drawing supplies from Daniel Smith (a new sketchbook and walnut ink with bamboo pen), I tried that first. That ink takes some getting used to - or maybe it's the bamboo pen; but you can see the blobs of ink in places that wouldn't move.
The second one is done on Mi-Teintes paper with pastels. I never use pastels but thought I'd try them since I wanted to get some of Blur's color in and not just do a graphite sketch.
Blur has tiger stripes, a long, thin, straight tail and the biggest ears!! He was named Blur due to the fact that he's usually just seen as a blur in the room :)
Happy Birthday, Chris!