“Cat sits sprawled” is the second piece in my cat series. Like the first piece, the cat is in a typical feline position. This one is most often seen when the weather is hot and the cat is sitting on the cool floor. It spreads the body mass to allow the loss of more heat, The pose that allow maximum heat loss involves the cat laying flat against the floor. The sprawled pose also is an indicator of a degree of relaxation.
I didn’t do a mock up of this in my sketchbook first. This maybe why the head and ears are so close to the edge of the canvas. The paper is a decorative paper but not of Japanese origin. The black provides some differentiation for limited parts of the cat.