When I started my stick figure cat drawing company, I never expected to draw 13,000+ cats. I remember celebrating my thousandth cat drawing. Little did I know things were just getting started. Once my Shark Tank appearance aired and drawing hundreds of cats each week became a “normal” part of my life, the numbers in the lower left corner of each drawing stopped surprising me. While every request has been pretty unique, there are types of cats I’m asked to draw all the time. I’ve drawn many birthday cats, anniversary cats, graduation cats, and cats riding unicorns. One of the true joys of this project has been to see how people use my drawings. Here are five types of cat drawings I never expected to draw.
The “I Quit” Cat
While making elaborate dance videos or bringing in a marching band seems to be the hip way to leave a job nowadays, it was truly an honor to let my Sharpies do the talking for one recent customer. I have to imagine that delivering the message via stick figure cat drawing had to soften the blow for her boss a bit. And at least now he has an original piece of art he can hang on the wall to remember her by!
The “Honey, I’m Pregnant” Cat
Yes, believe it or not, a handful of women have used my stick figure cat drawings to let their husbands know that they were pregnant. Holy cats! I even had one woman email me every week while she and her husband were “trying” so she could properly time the cat drawing message.
The “Will You Marry Me?” Cat
Proposal cats are a phenomenon that delights me to no end. I’ve helped about 10 couples begin their engagements. I bet every single one of those marriages is going to last. And to this day, not one potential bride has said “no” when proposed to with one of my stick figure cats. It’s a surefire way to get that yes, gents! Some of my “cat drawing couples” have been kind enough to send me photos of the happy moment. Check out the gallery here!
The “It’s Over” Cat
On the flip side, I’ve also helped end a handful of relationships with break-up cat drawings. I suppose if I’m going to be spawning eternal bliss through marriage, it’s only fair that my drawings deliver the bad news as well.
The “I’m Sorry” Cat
I love drawing apology cats. Mostly because it’s fun to imagine what terrible things people did in the first place.
The wonderful thing about being the cat drawing guy is that I know the orders I get will continue to surprise me. I invite everyone to use my almost supernatural cat drawing skillz to deliver a message to your friends and family members. The sky’s the limit – no message is to small or too large to be accurately conveyed through my photorealistic stick figure cat art!
Here’s to another 13,000 surprises.