Percilla, Who Can Resist You? (#42): 100 Face Challenge

I found an absolutely irresistible photo of a young kitty named Percilla while browsing the blog of artist Jade Sutton the other day. If you have a minute, check out her blog! Her artwork will inspire you to dig through your supplies and fling pigment to paper, canvas, whatever is closest.   It’s lovely!


I love all animals, but I have to admit being partial to cats. My two passed away within about a year of each other recently, and though we’re not ready to take the plunge yet, I just can’t resist cute little kitty faces. This one was done with a 2B graphite pencil in my most humble Canson sketchbook.

Happy Tuesday!   Enjoy the sun, the snow, the rain…..whatever’s happening where you are.   They all have a purpose, and something to offer us.   Peace.

71 thoughts on “Percilla, Who Can Resist You? (#42): 100 Face Challenge

  1. Oh Laura!!!!!! SERIOUSLY! You have got to get some of these to an art gallery! You so rock these half face sketches – the eyes – the drama – the minimalist – yet detail – O M G! Stunning work girlfriend!! To someone who didn’t consider themself an artist a year ago……. WOWZA! Rock on with your bad self! 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thanks, Kerfe. Also easier, I must say, but in the midst of a drawing, when I hold it at a distance and like it as it is…..sometimes I don’t see a reason to continue it. This paper allowed me to really fade out the graphite nicely too, so … bonus! Glad you like it.

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    1. Aw, thanks so much, Donna. I know they are out of pain now, so it’s a blessing at this point for them. I wonder though if I’d be so drawn to animal faces if it weren’t for their passing, which is why I mentioned it. Can’t seem to stop drawing faces! Maybe it’s what I’m meant to do? Who knows, but I’m enjoying it. Thanks!

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  2. Hi Laura. I am sorry to hear that you lost your two kitties. Our furry family members certainly hold special places in our hearts, don’t they? Your sketch today captures the essence of the kitty so much that we don’t need to see its entire face. Makes it more mischievous too, which can describe most kitties. Purrrrrfect!

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  3. I love this Laura, the detail is purrfect! Funnily enough I’ve just begun painting my cat today 😊

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss, our feline friends hold such a special place in our hearts, don’t they? Sending big hugs 💜

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  4. quantum leaps. I’m really seeing such a transformation in your work now Laura thats awesome! percilla is wonderfully created. you’ve made even her NOSE, a work of art….. love the nose. you did a magic job on this kitty. cheers, 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much, Debi! Maybe my prayers are being answered. Gotta give credit to the One from whom all good things come. Really glad you enjoyed it. hehe, yes the nose was fun – not every day the nose is the focal point of a portrait, but it’s fighting the eyes for standing on this one. I really like the partial faces, and glad to see others are enjoying them too. ❤

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  5. I agree with what everyone else is saying – you are really nailing these partial faces! So much intrigue about Percilla, on top of the power of that single, watchful eye. Great stuff!

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  6. I’m so sorry to hear about your kitties. We definitely get attached to our little fur babies. My two little girls are my world.

    I really love how you captured Percilla in the drawing above. I can look at your drawing and see the expression that I have seen on Percilla’s face so many times. Drawing half of her face was a perfect choice and so dramatic. Less is more. I greatly appreciate your kind words.

    I would love to feature you and this drawing on my blog as a Guest Post if you are interested!!

    Continue creating your beautiful drawings. You are an inspiration to us all!

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    1. Awww thanks so much Jade! Wow, I’m honored! And so glad you see her there. That means everything to me, anytime the owner can see their animal there in the eyes. What a lovely subject she is to try and capture, and your photo was phenomenal, which made it so much easier. Thank you again! I’d love to be featured on your lovely blog, and I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the sketch!! 💜


    1. Thanks so much Charlie! I’m enjoying this challenge so much! These faces just call to me and I’d like to stop everything and draw them. Really enjoying it. Glad you are too! Enjoying your alphabet this month! You have mad skills, keep rocking it, bro! 😎😀🙇🏼💛

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  7. Laura your cats are stunning, and I love your half faces, it really works so well. Your graphit work is superb….makes me think I should do a few pencil sketches, as I do slack on them, it is good to keep the drawing skills practiced, and you do it magically. Thank you for sharing this purr rectangle kitty😍

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