Aug 122015
 
Cats on Bicycle Coloring Book Drawing  by BZTAT

Drawing by BZTAT

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If you are on my mailing list, or you follow me in social media, you probably have heard that I am making a coloring book. It is a coloring book geared for adults. Although the imagery is family friendly, the designs are a bit too detailed for children to color.

The book is designed for adults to enjoy coloring as a relaxing and creative activity, and for people who enjoy my art. (You can read more about the genesis of the coloring book here.)

The drawings for the book are almost complete. There will be 25 black and white line drawings in all, including the one you see here, which I have colored myself.

In the next few days, I will begin taking pre-orders for the book. Stay tuned!

To prepare for the upcoming launch of the Colorful Cats Coloring Book, and to get you in the mood for coloring, I went ahead and colored this drawing myself. As a special treat, I am posting the original drawing for auction. You could own the artist’s own colored version, then buy the book and color the drawing for yourself. This is a one time collectible!

The original is smaller than the coloring page. It is 5″ X7″ and colored using Prismacolor Pencils and permanent markers, and it comes with an acid free mat ready for an 8″ x 10″ frame.

Proceeds from the auction will be donated to a fundraiser for a friend whose bicycle was stolen so that she can purchase a new one.

The auction is short lived, so get your bids in fast and watch closely!

Enter your bids in the comments below.

Here are the details for the auction:

5″ X7″ Prismacolor Pencil and Marker Drawing on paper by artist BZTAT

Comes with an acid free mat ready for an 8″ x 10″ frame

Leave bids in increments of $5 below in the comments section.

Minimum Bid $35 USD

Shipping: $8 USA $18 International

BUY NOW OPTION: You can buy this piece now for $50 as long as no bids have been made in the comments below. Simply write BUY NOW in the comments and send a payment of $60 + shipping via the ChipIn widget in the right sidebar.

Highest bid at 10:00 pm EST on Friday 8/14/15 wins the piece.

Winning bidder will receive instructions for payment.

Please allow 4 weeks for USA shipping.

Adding a newspaper texture to my pet drawings.

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Mar 232015
 
Above the fold: pet drawings on a newstype image.

“Favorite Resting Place” Drawing by BZTAT

The Canton Repository, Canton and Stark County Ohio’s long standing newspaper, is celebrating it’s 200th Anniversary this year with a number of celebratory events. One of them is an art exhibit/contest entitled: Above the Fold – Newspaper as Art.

Organizers have asked artists from all over Stark County to submit artworks for the exhibit that somehow include newspapers in the creation of the work, either thematically or in the actual materials of the artwork.

I initially began a collage/assemblage piece using scraps of newspapers and other miscellaneous found objects that I had around the house. The piece is far from finished, and it took a very feminist turn, which is not what I wanted for this exhibit. So I got out my Prismacolor Pencils and markers, and I came up with this cat, inspired by a photo a friend shared on Pinterest.

As I drew it, all 5 of my cats attempted to disrupt my process in each of their individual ways. It occurred to me that these interruptions to my creative process were fitting with the theme. Do not all of our cats attempt to perch themselves above the fold as we try to read the paper?

So you know how I created it… I first saved an image of some nondescript news type and printed it onto my drawing paper. I then drew the cat on top of the news type. From there, I inked in shapes forming the cat with markers. I then added color and texture with the Prismacolor Pencils.

Westie (West Highland Terrier) Dog Drawing by Artist BZTAT

Drawing by Artist BZTAT

I really liked how the texture added to the simple cat drawing. I liked it so much, I decided to draw a dog as well. I enjoy Westies (West Highland Terriers) so I created this one from one of the photos submitted for my Six Westie Portrait Painting.

There is a jury process for the Above the Fold Exhibit. If the piece is accepted, it can be purchased at the Joseph Saxton Gallery in  Canton after April 3, 2015. The framed piece is priced at $100 (size 5″ x 7″ drawing in a 12″ x 16″ frame and mat).

The Westie can be purchased unframed for $50. Let me know your interest in purchasing it in the comments below or send me a message.

I am not certain, but I might explore this direction further with other animals. What do you think?

By the way, I will let you know when the collage/assemblage is completed. it is one of those that will be created in spurts I think.

Life is An Adventure!

BZTAT

 

Cats and Art and other schtuff. Yeah, there are a few other things in the world…

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Sep 292014
 
Black Cat in the City Painting and Assemblage by Artist BZTAT

“Black Cat in the City” Painting/Assemblage by BZTAT

The image to the right is a painting/assemblage that I created recently. It was a bit of an experimental piece. I found the 3-dimensional cat at a store that sells cheap mass produced items and it inspired me to build a painting around it. Although it was inexpensive, it was solid wood, so I felt it was a good item for assemblage art.

I changed the color, texture and design of the cat to ensure that I was not stealing a licensed idea, and then I turned it into a creation of my own.

I put it on a piece of board that I had hanging around and painted a city skyline behind it. Cats in the city is a theme that I enjoy, and I hope you do too. As an avid Trap-Neuter-Return advocate and volunteer, I have a high regard for cats who make the city streets their home.

I recently posted the painting in my Art for Sale Gallery. I brought the price down on it from what I would typically sell a piece this size, as it is very heavy, and will require higher shipping costs. Please let me know if you have an interest in it.

I also posted the image in my recent Buzz from BZTAT! newsletter along with some other interesting news and tidbits. I would love it if you signed up for my newsletter, as that is the best way for me to share what’s new with people who enjoy my art. Regardless of whether or not you have an interest in purchasing anything, my newsletters put a little color in your inbox now and then, and who doesn’t need a little bit of that?

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Life is an Adventure!

BZTAT