Artist Laura Keenados (cat) crushes Inktober …
6pm, October 31st.
Penelope Kitten sits at the kitchen table doggedly trying to draw an illustration for her idol, Laura Keenados of Bad Cat Pomegranate.
She has a difficult time holding the black felt pen in her paws.
Marcy enters dressed as Marie Antoinette.
Marcy: C’mon, P. Get in your costume. It’s almost time for trick or treating.
penelope kitten (squeaking): can’t.
The pen flies out of Penelope’s paw and onto the floor. She patiently retrieves it and resumes drawing.
penelope kitten: #inktober is almost over. i need to get an illustration to laura before midnight.
Marcy: You’ll never get it done ’cause you don’t have thumbs.
The pen flies across the room.
penelope kitten (chasing after her pen): gotta try.
Cynthia enters, dressed as Luke Skywalker. She glances over at the computer.
Cynthia: Oh look! It’s Bad Cat Pomegranate’s Instagram page where artist, Laura Keenados, is participating in #Inktober2017. That’s where artists post an illustration every day of October according to a pre-set theme or “prompt” of the day.
penelope kitten: yeah yeah. laura’s cat illustrations are super awesome.
Cynthia (scrolling through): Oh wow! These are cat-tastic!
penelope kitten: here’s my all-time fave even tho it’s not for inktober.
Cynthia: So sweet and majestic!
penelope kitten: yeah yeah. i wanna express myself thru art and be whimsical and sophisticated and fantastical. just like laura.
Cynthia: Let’s see what you’ve got so far.
Penelope Kitten shows off her drawing.
Marcy: Whatever. Your drawing is nothing but scribbles. You’re going to miss all the trick-or-treating candy.
penelope kitten (busily drawing and dropping her pen): all i need are my “three p’s” – perseverance, patience, and panache – and i’ll be –
penelope kitten (stricken): i forgot about the candy.
Cynthia: I bet Laura won’t be mad if you’re a little late with a drawing –
Cynthia looks a Penelope’s drawing attempts again.
Cynthia: – or you know… even a lot late.
Penelope races off to change into her Van Gogh Zombie Halloween costume.
Marcy: Let them eat cake pops.
penelope kitten (squeaking): and candy corn.
*Thank you to Bad Cat Pomegranate for such a cat-riffic #Inktober2017! You can find more of Laura Keenados work at BadCatPomegranate.com. Some is available to purchase on linens, prints, and cards.
We love Laura Keenados and are with her 100% in her quest to defeat bullying, discrimination, and prejudice – through art and intelligent discourse.
My favorite is “Mysterious.”
Penelope, try taping the pen to your paw. Also, a helpful book is “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.” It’s old but still in print, I think.
Don’t give up. Greatness takes years to accomplish.
thank u for the advice. gotta keep on. go go go.
squeak, penelope kitten
Oh my gosh, her paintings are amazing!!! I think P-Kitty might have some talent too. Hopefully she won’t chop her ear off.
no worries. i like my ear attached to my noggin.
C — you dressed up for Halloween???
Did not know about Inktober; you guys are doing quite the service, educating the unaware among us. And thanks for introducing us to Laura Keenados’s AMAZING illustrations!!! So inspiring…
PKitty — I like your drawings. Just tell people you work for Rorschach.
Ummmmm… hmmmm… well… certain somethings are sometimes… but not always… embellished for the blog. Certainly not all, though. Some. But not mostly. Or, taken out of context. So to speak. All of it happens in my mind, of course, which in itself a kind of reality. So, actually, yes. You know, if we’re being honest.
Seeing as I’m also one for whom the line between reality and fantasy is not clearly marked, I will just say that I love your choice of costume this year. 🙂
thank u. i work for marcy tho.
squeak, penelope kitten
“i work for marcy tho.”
it’s ok. i whap her on the head when she’s mean.
The addition of ‘panache’ makes Penelope’s 3 P’s my favorite mantra ever! And I also love the Catlumbia Gorge illustration. I like to follow those daily Instagram challenges too. I remember earlier this summer a couple of artists I follow participated in a mermaid drawing-a-day challenge, and I loved it! Hope you had a Happy Halloween!
Ohhhh… how cool! I will have to look up the mermaid challenge!
LOVE Catlumbia Gorge. Can we get it?
BTW, did you see Laura’s earlier “Resist Rebel Revolt” drawing? Need that on a tee.
I did! It’s purrfect for the Women’s March and Me Too March coming up! And just… you know… in general!!