Cats forever and enamel pin.

trendy animals

 

You know, how every year one or another animal come into fashion? I mean, not a trend of one or another pet, but animal in design. I made this sketch in 2013 based on my own experience and tips from other people. Tried to do some research, but there is no any convenient information or statistics, so it is quite rough. In 80’s and early 90’s it would be dolphins and tigers, roaring lions and wolfs. Then came pandas, rabbits, foxes.  From kids clothing to home wares – owls were everywhere. 2013 was all about pugs and french bulldogs. In 2014 we all were gone crazy for sloths. In 2015 every home ware shop still has a cockatoo lamp and you can get a print with this bird print in every artist market. And so on.
Animal trend comes and goes. One animal stays.
The Cat.

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This is a new and more detailed take on the same topic. Feel free to comment if I missed something. For example I missed dolphins so popular in 90’s. Or elephants. Or do you have any ideas of the more recent trends? Like “Put a bird on it” 😀

And now Mr. Cat is available as an enamel pin.

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When I was a child I found a tin box full of pins at home. My parents or grandparents collected them. They (pins) were magic! I still have few pins from that box. Seeing them in my accessories box I imagined making a pin of my own. And here it is. Cat, of course!

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I am still working on a better packaging ant it would be great to tell the whole story about why it is called “Cat forever”, but meanwhile it comes like this.

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Find the cat on my Etsy shop.

Inktober + blue pencils

5White ink on black paper keeps fascinating me. I keep getting surprised or disappointing, enjoying the process or looking for the ways to “save” the work.

8 And everything looks different from what I imagined. I thought of people relaxing on the grass, but my friend compared it to the image of massive grave excavated during some archaeological research :/

9Tired after disappointing results I draw something I am used to. A cat.

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And birds.

Inkto 7And more animals, but about this work – later.

Inktober

Time to wake this blog up.

I am doing #inktober (drawing an ink drawing every day of October) again and before posting the new drawings, there are some from the last year.
baby showerOk, this is a bit cheating, a card for a friend, I counted it as Inktober work 🙂img119scan 204Killer whale is missing it’s teeth it this scan 😀scan 206scan 207Done in Finders Keepers market, I think. Today I am going to that market again, will probably draw something as well.

scan 210Neighbour’s balcony.scan 212scan 216scan 220scan 221water people