Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ta-Da! Final Sketchbook Pages


I thought I'd never finish, but here are the final nine sketches I did late last night and early this morning. I'm still having fun with the fast and loose style, but clearly a few of these were forced.
This dog is my favorite one I think out of this last bunch.

Sweet Dreams...

I love it when kitties cover their faces like this.

I'm too sexy for this page....

Fleeing the storm...

Dreaming of spring...

Both eyes on her master...


Rain bath...

Thanking my muse ;)

You may have to click each illustration to see the details of the fine lines.
My pens were drying out and my stamina was drying up!

Here it goes...off to the post office!
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. congratulations. you did it. I'll bet its a wonderful book to look through too. hurrah!

  2. Yayyyyy! Congratulations! Wow! And I love them all...I'm going to look through again...some of the dogs ones are so completely like a dog's movements. I like that. You've caught the movements. Such a difficult thing to do!! I'll echo Suki...hurrah!

  3. Wow!!!!
    You did it!
    Congratulations! And it looks so very pretty!!!!
    Awesome sketches. Hard to pick a favorite.
    That cat in the bag could just as well be a black one.......;)
    Maybe the hurry also made these pages so special just because of that loose style.
    This must feel good!
    Stay on this roll there.


  4. Yay...You got er done. I like the cat on its back the best out of this group. I love seeing kitties do that. They look so sweet.

  5. Great work! Congratulations!

  6. Congrats, Lo! it looks fantastic. I love the one where the dog is looking at her master. :) Pat yourself on the back for me! xox

  7. Brava BS! I had an inkling you would finish! And wow - you did - in grand style! Again, each one is a treasure in itself....but, as a book - could anyone's possibly be better? I think not!

    Be proud!!!!


    ♥ LS ♥

  8. I think I have the cousin of the "cat-in-the-box" living in my home. And it appears that yours is just as delicious as mine!

    Great job! Congratulations!


  9. I am so impressed! Very impressed, really impressed!!!
    Letsbgomto Brooklyn to see the whole exhibit

  10. Bravoooooooooooooooo!!!

  11. Congrats for getting it done. and I love all these drawings. My favorite if I had to pick would be SWEET DREAMS. One of our cats is always covering her face when sleeping. so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

  12. What an enormous accomplishment...Congratulations!!! Love your message to your Muse...Sweet! :)Now...breathe easy girl!

  13. Many congrats Laurel! What a superb sketchbook - just love 'both eyes on her master' such a soulful look! The paws over the face kitty is a so cute too - a familiar pose! Now you can relax a bit!xx

  14. awesome sketches!!! and I really like your carved crow...will be digging a bit more into that one...

  15. yeah...you did it!!! my fav is the chi.

  16. Myopic is my fav. I like the wash of color for the backgrounds.

  17. Bravo! Love, love, love it.

  18. These are wonderful!

    Rain bath is so lovely - still and quiet - I can almost hear the kitty licking its paw.

    The people who get to see your sketchbook in the traveling show are lucky indeed!