After I sketched this out, it occurred to me that Dr. Seuss had already drawn a cat wearing a hat. I decided to finish the picture anyway.
After finishing the drawing and I realized that it works for three illustration prompts. Here’s my reasoning: The CBIG blog‘s
May theme is, “Dream.” This picture is obviously a dream. No self
respecting cat would ever wear a hat (at least not without a fight). WaWe‘s
challenge this week, is “Outdoor Fairs Festivals and Markets.” These
cats are obviously on their way to a festival. Why else would they be
wearing hats? Finally, it also works for the Illustration Friday
word this week, “early,” because the early cats get to wear the hats
(and that’s an early bird in the upper left, going home after getting
What do you think? Does it work for all three prompts?
* For those that like to know art supply details, I used Prismacolor
pencils, acrylic paint, and acrylic inks (one of my ink bottles spilled
all over the table, almost ruining the drawing – I was lucky to be able
to save the table and the drawing).