289 - LEFT BY THE ROADSIDE - DAVE EDWARDS - COLOURED PENCILS & INK - 2010 by BLYTHART

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As of 4th June 2011, this has been viewed 537 times, favourited 34 times and featured 4 times …. thanks everyone

FEATURED BY FEEL DON’T COPY GROUP – 3rd March 2010

FEATURED BY JOURNAL JUNKIES GROUP – 6th February 2010

FEATURED BY DOMESTIC AND PEDIGREE CATS GROUP – 12th January 2011

FEATURED BY CATS AND DOGS GROUP – 4th June 2011

FEATURED BY PAINTERS UNIVERSE GROUP – 6th June 2011

FEATURED BY YOU BIG SOFTY GROUP – 31st august 2012

FEATURED BY CATS PAJAMAS GROUP – 26th February 2013

THIS DRAWING IS A TRIBUTE TO ALL THE CATS WHO GET ABANDONED. CATS ARE NOT TOYS – PLEASE DO NOT BUY ONE UNLESS YOU ARE PREPARED TO LOVE HIM/HER FOR THEIR ENTIRE LIFE.

Apart from a couple of reference photos, this is purely imaginary, including the verses. I saw a photo in a cat book we have, of a really sweet little cat and I did a quick sketch of it and then put away the photo and continued to draw from imagination.

No cats were abandoned in the making of this drawing :)

I used coloured pencils and ink by the way.

Make sure you have some paper tissues handy before you read this :)


LEFT BY THE ROADSIDE

They do not love me any more,
They’ve left me here to die.
I’m sitting still upon this rock
To see who passes by.

I’m trying really hard to be
as sweet as I can be
and if I wait here long enough,
someone will come to me.

It may be someone kindly,
who’ll take me home to stay
and feed me up and love me
and play with me each day.

Dave Edwards, 19th January 2010

After reading the comments I feel I should do what Eastenders and Coronation Street do and have a similar notice: “For those who have been affected by this picture, we have a help-line where trained counsellors can be of assistance …. phone 12345678910".

I am a retired man who enjoys expressing himself in pencils and paints. I have had two solo exhibitions in my home town and I love Redbubble. I get as much pleasure from viewing the works of other artists as from creating my own.

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  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 5 years ago

    ahh poor kitty,,,,,,

  • Thanks Sean … now dry your eyes :)

    – BLYTHART

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellalmost 5 years ago

    Ah, Dave… this is precious:) I LOVE your poem, also! You should submit this to some rescue organizations. VERY well done;)))

  • I never thought of that.

    – BLYTHART

  • Monica Engeler
    Monica Engeleralmost 5 years ago

    Really cute cat.

  • Yes, he is. When I saw his photo I decided to base a drawing on him. It’s a black and white photo from a cat book and I added colour and background. Maybe I should have kept quiet about that though … I could have said he was a real cat I found by the roadside :)

    – BLYTHART

  • madvlad
    madvladalmost 5 years ago

    he wants help- by his eyes dave,nice piece as always

  • My next picture will be you and I crying by the roadside and then everyone will buy our pictures and make us into millionaires :)

    – BLYTHART

  • Monica Engeler
    Monica Engeleralmost 5 years ago

    Your poem is cute too.

  • Thanks. The poem was a spur-of-the-moment decision to write.

    – BLYTHART

  • Patricia Howitt
    Patricia Howittalmost 5 years ago

    This is gorgeous Dave – I’ll take him home right away!!! Love the whole thing – colors and landscape – and his woebegone face !

  • If he was real I’d take him home too :)

    – BLYTHART

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainalmost 5 years ago

    Very beautiful Dave, painting & poem, sweet & sad. i’m sure this sweet Kitty will find a safe & loving home. Beautyful colors

  • Thanks Lisa. He is fictional, but the sad thing is that he represents all the real cats who are abandoned.

    – BLYTHART

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent drawing and poetry, nice one Dave …

  • Thanks Tom.

    – BLYTHART

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 5 years ago

    oh this is sooo sad…poor Kitty…my imagination sees him being picked up very soon by a loving family so a happy ending! has a storybook feel about it Dave ..lovely work.

  • Thank, but don’t cry – it’s not real :)

    – BLYTHART

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkeralmost 5 years ago

    poor baby…wonderful dave..well done!

  • Thanks Cath … the response I am getting is so good I wish he was real and then I could take photos of him for you all.

    – BLYTHART

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