C is for Cat

Grumpy Cat Doodlewash

So “cat” is not a particularly unusual entry for C, but a couple people suggested a cranky cat and this made me think of Grumpy Cat. Not many cats have reached the levels of celebrity stardom that this one has so I thought she would be fun to doodlewash. Her real name is Tarder Sauce, she’ll be 4 years old in April and she’s from Morristown, Arizona. And best of all, she can cutely get away with the face that all of us wish we could make during work meetings.

Grumpy Cat’s permanent scowl has made her an internet sensation and netted her an annual income that’s larger than many Hollywood stars. She was also apparently named 2012’s most influential cat by MSNBC. There have been memes galore, books, and even movies starring this unusual little feline. Her award-winning quirks are actually caused by an underbite and feline dwarfism, which I guess would be rather odd to capitalize on if she were your actual child.

But nevertheless, this little cat has been the poster child for what we have all been thinking at some point or another. Whether she’s grumpy or just prophetic I’ll leave you to judge, but Grumpy Cat is rich so I’m sure she doesn’t really care at all what we think of her. Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and nothing makes you frown. Tomorrow is the letter D, so please share your ideas for what I should doodlewash in the comments!

About the Doodlewash

M. Graham watercolors: Quinacrodine Gold, Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Teal, Cobalt Blue, Opera Rose, and Neutral Tint. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon sepia ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal

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  1. memadtwo 7 years ago

    Grumpy Cat is perfect! You’ve got the face.
    A dragon would be nice.
    And I hope you’re thinking ahead to draw-a-bird day on Monday…flamingos perhaps? (K)

  2. Carol 7 years ago

    I am not a cat person per se, but I love Grumpy Cat. He makes me smile, and I wonder what it will take to make him less grumpy 🙂 Spot on rendition, Charlie. Happy weekend to you and Phillipe!

    • Author

      Thanks Carol! 💕😃Yeah Grumpy Cat is pretty darn cute actually. Hehe…makes me smile too! And thanks…hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!

  3. Teri C 7 years ago

    Oh I love grumpy cat. Didn’t know it was rich tho.
    D is for Doodlewash of course!

    • Author

      Yeah…Grumpy Cat is totally loaded. I’ve informed Phineas that he needs to step it up a notch and make his dad wealthy. Lol And done! I can definitely guarantee a doodlewash for D! Hehe 😉

  4. Jacob 7 years ago

    So grumpy! Though I could spend far too long laughing and awwing at cat videos online, I’ve never actually seen Tarder Sauce (hearing that took some recovery – what a name!) but I have heard a lot about Grumpy Cat. Your doodlewash certainly chimes with all of that – great stuff Charles!

    Another vote for Dragon. Also: D is for Dinosaur. Diamonds. Doll’s house. Doughnuts!

    • Author

      Hehe…thanks Jacob!! Glad you liked this grumpy feline. Yeah…the real name is a bit odd though. Poor little thing can’t win! Lol And dinosaurs are sort of dragon-like…that would be cool. Of course now I can’t think of anything but doughnuts… 😋😊😊

  5. Jodi 7 years ago

    That certainly is a cranky looking cat! 🙂 I’m really hoping for a dashing dinosaur tomorrow!

    • Author

      Thanks Jodi❤️😃…I’m liking that one at this point so you might get your wish. Also, Philippe loves them! Hehe

  6. Sharon Mann 7 years ago

    Hahaha! I love grumpy cat. Her eyes are gorgeous. I’m with Kerfe, a dragon!

  7. Definitely captured this cat and I agree about the meetings! Hmm…..dragon, dinosaur, dinner, dahlia, delicious, delicatessen, delightful, dimples! Those are my thoughts. Have fun, my doodlewashing friend. 💜

    • Author

      Hehe…I’m not picturing a little dragon with dimples. Cute!! Who knows where I’ll land come tomorrow. I’m never sure until I grab my pen! Thanks Laura!! ❤️😃

  8. Teresa Robeson 7 years ago

    I love me some Grumpy Cat! I actually like her real name even more (I am a total sucker for clever pet names). You totally got her grumpy underbite dwarfism face! 😀 <3

    • Author

      Thanks Teresa!! 💕😃yeah, she’s actually pretty cute! But that real name was so weird too…hehe… my brother was still the master of weird pet names. Named his black and white dog who always got underfoot Soccer.

      • Teresa Robeson 7 years ago

        Love that name! My kids are like your brother…they named one of our chicken Nasgul because it had coloring like black cowl and also had yellow eyes. 😉

        • Author

          Haha! Love that name too! Hehe…and kind of jealous they got to name a chicken actually. 😉

          • Teresa Robeson 7 years ago

            Oh, my son informs me that they have named 73 chickens ever since we started raising them about 14 years ago. 😀

          • Author

            Oh my gosh!! That’s insane!! More so if they can remember all 73 names!! Lok

  9. debiriley 7 years ago

    wonderful face and eyes Charlie, love her name too! and how about dragons!

    • Author

      Thanks Debi!! 💕😃Hmmm…dragons again… I’ll have to think about how I’d do that one. Hehe

      • debiriley 7 years ago

        HI Charlie, its always great when other people have so many ideas, its just a question of whether those subjects resonate enough to Do! oh… and Time!
        someone said Diamonds, what about dragons defending a dark Diamond. ohh.. too late! shoot! lol Letter E now. escalator filled with elated eels 🙂

        • Author

          Haha! Love that E suggestion! And yeah…I didn’t really know how asking for suggestions would work, but it does sort of come down to way I actually want to DO when I start to doodlewash! Hehe😊

          • debiriley 7 years ago

            yup! As the creator, you have to be ‘into the subject’ to do it.
            Someone else’s thoughts or wants, really don’t override that. The ‘elated eels on the escalor’ was pretty much tongue in cheek; the Visual amused me 🙂

  10. kirkistan 7 years ago

    Very grumpy!

  11. Jill Kuhn 7 years ago

    Now that is one unhappy cat! Lol! 😼 Thanks for the smiles, my friend! 😄💕 Hmmm, letter “d” is for “Debbie Downer,” from SNL – my fav is the one at Disney World! 😜 Or Daffy Duck, daffodils and dog! Darn it, Charlie, can’t wait to see what amazing Doodlewash you DO next! 😄👍🎨 hehe!

    • Author

      Hehe!! Thanks Jill!! 💕😃lol…I love Debbie Downer!!! Too funny…but unfortunately she’s human and still yet to get over my fear of sketching them. 😊lol And yay!! Do and Doodlewash are the best D’s ever!! 😉👍🏻🎨

  12. kim881 7 years ago

    My two cats look positively delirious compared to Grumpy Cat! Great doodlewash!

  13. Sabiscuit 7 years ago

    C is for Caturday. Have an awesome one. Very nice doodlewash, Charlie. xoxoxoxoxo

  14. Tori 7 years ago

    Fab cat Charlie! Never knew her real name so it just goes to show you learn some thing new everyday 😄

    • Author

      Thanks Tori!! 💕😃hehe…yeah…I just found that out when I looked it up. These adventures have grown rather educational! lol

  15. itsmyhusbandandme 7 years ago

    He looks how I feel. But this made me smile!

  16. Cathe 7 years ago

    Aw grumpy tartar sauce cat! What a great doodlewash and in no way easy!

    A dragon or dinosaur is fine as long as they are eating a donut!

    • Author

      No…this was not easy at all! Lol…for some reason I thought it would be. 😊😊haha! Glad you liked it Cathe! 💕😃 Okay…I’m going to have to do an entire series of animals going crazy things just for you!! 😉

  17. Kari 7 years ago

    Totally grumpy, Charlie! You really captured his personality! Lol. Your animal textures are just the best! It’s crazy to me that the Grumpy Cat had so many followers.. lookbfirward to seeing your selection for D!!

    • Author

      Thanks Kari!! 💕😃hehe…I probably get s little crazy with textures. It is supposed to be watercolor after all, but I just love details! 😊

  18. artandmoondreams 7 years ago

    Your paintings captures Grumpy Cat perfectly. Nicely done, such cute little pink paws too.

  19. MAGNY TJELTA 7 years ago

    Hi Charlie. What a lovely cat, I absolutely love the drawing. Very inspiring blog. I love it. Thank you for sharing your art. I am going to follow you and look forward to reading your posts.

  20. Sandra Strait 5 years ago

    I wish I’d know how much money you could make off your pets, just putting videos on the internet. My mastiffs would have been a sure thing! Love your grumpy cat.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 5 years ago

      Thanks! 😃💕 Yeah… we can’t get Phineas on camera very often… he hates them, sneezes at us, and runs in the other room.

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