Cloud-Haired Woman

watercolor sketch in red of a woman with poofy, curly hair and a v-neck top with little “x”sThis reminds me of the art my parents had from the sixties, feminist with interesting proportions and bodies. I called it cloud-haired woman after a character in Marianne, the Magus and the Manticore, my favorite of Sheri Tepper’s books which made a strong impression on me as a child. (I haven’t read it since.)

Fran!

image description: white dog with wagging tail on green background. Text reads: “Fran!”

 

Fran is a character I drew for a role-playing game I was sketching out called Cats and Dogs Living Together.

Fran is a medium-sized, white American French bulldog with an incessantly cheerful personality. She’s two years old, and a bit smaller than she should be at thirty pounds, due to puppyhood illness. She loves people and has broken her tail multiple times from overzealous wagging. She is always up for playing games with other animals, even if the other animals aren’t. She’s not very bright; if you put her under a blanket, she could probably find her way back out.

Suzie Q

Large grey cat with yellow eyes and a grumpy expression. Text reads: “Suzie Q”

Suzy Q is a character I drew for a role-playing game I was sketching out called Cats and Dogs Living Together. She is a sixteen-year-old Scottish Fold whose thick grey fur makes her look even larger than her twenty pounds. After years of indulgence by a previous owner, she has a constant hankering for table scraps. At her age, she can’t jump higher than a barstool anymore, but she can still get up to high speeds when excited. She is very clever, and very impatient with those who aren’t. She enjoys puzzles, mysteries, and not being pestered.

Mozart

Mozart is a character I drew for a role-playing game I was sketching out called Cats and Dogs Living Together. 

Mozart was raised as a potential show dog, but only competed once before retiring. At six pounds, the handsome eight-year-old toy poodle has gotten skinnier since his heyday, but he’s still meticulous about his floofy hairdo. He remembers his show tricks, and always strikes a pose before jumping. He’s very intelligent; with his smarts, age, and experience, he’s known for giving good advice.

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Cloud Haired Woman

“Cloud-haired Woman”

This reminds me of the art my parents had from the sixties, feminist  with interesting proportions and bodies. I called it cloud-haired woman  after a character in Marianne, the Magus and the Manticore, my favorite  of Sheri Tepper’s books which made a strong impression on me as a child.  (I haven’t read it since.)

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Drawing for Wednesday, April 10th: Dove

Dove is a character I drew for a role-playing game I was sketching out called Cats and Dogs Living Together.

Dove was born with an itch to explore. If she can’t get anywhere more exciting, the year-old grey tabby will explore rafters, piles of boxes, and dresser drawers. She yearns for adventure, and is tired of being treated like a kitten. She’s a lean and lanky adolescent, six pounds but still growing, fast, agile, and acrobatic. She wants other animals to take her seriously, but mostly she wants to burst forth and find something new.