Friday, 24 October 2014

Seven little cats in the grass

Fooling about with the new shading tool in Pencil by Paper yielded this simple, casual drawing of seven little cats poking their faces out of a grassy field. I wish I knew why this is so whimsical and amusing, 'cause I would bottle it.

Cats in the grass
Cats in the grass by samupress
And the image wraps so neatly across the seam that you would think I planned it.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Cat with human eyes

You know what I want, don't you?
If only I could take my eyes off this, break off, tear my eyes away from your eyes, I could drink this coffee. Please, please, please, ask your cup to stop staring at me.
Cat face with eyes and pink nose mugs
Cat face with eyes and pink nose mugs by samupress

Friday, 17 October 2014

Coffee Luv cat with heart eyes

Coffee love lights up my eyes
How do I love you? Let me count the ways; cappuccino, espresso, latte, double espresso, Americano, dark roast, double double, pumpkin spice... to go!
Heart eyes coffee luv cat mug
Heart eyes coffee luv cat mug by samupress


Thursday, 16 October 2014

Squinty eyed cat with a coffee mug

Can you tell what I'm thinking?

Your feet touch the floor. Dragging your tail, you pad quietly along the hall, downstairs. The kitchen. Without even opening your eyes, you know. The scent. The feel of the beans. The whine of the grind. A blast of hot water and the patience. Sit. pour. You might even open your eyes now.
Squinty cat with coffee cup coffee mugs
Squinty cat with coffee cup coffee mugs by samupress

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Electrically urgent caffeine cat

I have caffeine, I have superpowers
You know that moment. The caffeine molecule metabolizes, slips into your bloodstream and makes its way to the sound of rumbling and thunder, to your brain. Then the blessing, the superpowers, the awakening, the push upwards into another level of consciousness. Awareness. You can see the brilliant thoughts, the little bolts of lightning. Put on your socks. It's your day.

Electrically urgent caffeine cat coffee mug
Electrically urgent caffeine cat coffee mug by samupress

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Grouchy cat needs your coffee

Don't talk to me until I've drunk all of your coffee
One of those days. Just one of those days. The morning finally caught up with you. The sun is shining just for you. Yes the sun, in one specially loving intense beam of brightness, trying to make it's way into your heart, is shining just for you.
Old grouchy cat needs your coffee
I have thunderclouds in my head. How are you?

Another alternative would be to sing silly pleasant songs. That always cheers me up.
Old grouchy cat good morning
On the other hand, serenade me.

Old grouchy cat good morning by samupress

Intense caffeine cat

I know how to spell 'coffee'. I just don't know when to stop.
Here we have the addict. You know them. Maybe even you are one. The one who needs a double espresso every half hour. The one for whom a dark roast is a dream more needy than life itself. And they know you have the goods, the beans, the brew, the French press, the perc, the source...the double double. And they know that you share.

Intense spiral eye cat needs coffee mug
Intense spiral eye cat needs coffee mug by samupress

Monday, 29 September 2014

Adorable cute cartoon ghost cat wants your body

Looking particularly fetching on the torso of a headless model, Ghost Cat floats across your haunted psyche amongst an all pervasive purring, seeking a body to sleep upon, a home to haunt.
Cartoon ghost cat t shirts
Cartoon ghost cat t shirts by samupress
Cartoon Ghost cat Mug
Have empty hands never held a cat?

Cartoon Ghost cat Mug by samupress

Friday, 26 September 2014

That asteroid didn't fall! It was deliberately thrown!

I follow lowflyingrocks @lowflyingrocks on Twitter. They post delightful tweets of when asteroids fly by Earth, generally after the huge erratic threats to existence have passed. So they establish a basic level of anxiety that you can't do anything about, a constant existential threat that you can't fix. Still it's amusing and alarming to see the frequency with which these monsters come so close.

asteroid of doom shirts
It's a png file, so you get your choice of colours

asteroid of doom shirts by samupress

Asteroid of doom mugs
The evil villain mug of celebration

Asteroid of doom mugs by samupress

Thursday, 25 September 2014

The little dark heart floats mug

Not at all the same as yesterdays post, no. The scale is all different and the precious, bug-like, like-abilty of this little floating valentine belies any sense that this heart has any idea of where its going.
Little dark heart floats above the ground coffee mug
Oh, I can be a sentimental old fool.

Little dark heart floats above the ground coffee mug by samupress

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The path of the heart mug

A small valentine heart followed by a dotted line trail of its path. Where does it wander? Where has it been? Where will it go?
The path of the heart coffee mugs
A map would be useful, no?

The path of the heart coffee mugs by samupress

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

The blue cat washing his foot

It would be great to be able to upload linked images from already uploaded sources at G+. I posted about three images about the progress of this one on 13 Sep 2014 Progress of a sketch through Paper to, in the final, Procreate on the iPad.
It's interesting to see a bit of the process and sequence of the drawing. The white pillow pops the foreground depth much better.
Blue cat on cushions with leopard skin coffee mugs
I'm washing my foot. Do you have a problem with that?

Blue cat on cushions with leopard skin coffee mugs by samupress