Inspiration is for amateurs

I seem to be collecting artistic aphorisms lately. The full quote, from the artist Chuck Close is:

“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.”

My old cat doesn’t seem to be paying much heed to Chuck. It was a coincidence that I still had my sketch book in my hand, looked up and decided to catch a quick pose from George (actually full name Georgina, but she rarely gets called that). Later the same day I spent rather more time drawing her asleep and butted up against my partner.

George asleep near a paper bag (left), pen and ink  and George asleep against my partner (right), Copic marker

George asleep near a paper bag (left), pen and ink and George asleep against my partner (right), Copic marker

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