It’s my mother’s birthday today. This was her card. Happy Birthday Mum!
Here’s today’s cartoon.
I have an idea to try to do some birthday cards. This is basically a revision of one I did for a friend a few years ago.
I’m not happy with the execution – the animals both are a bit vague, and the perspective on the items in the room is a bit bonkers. However, I’m quite interested by the use of colours I tried. I quite like the sepia for the background. I initially started this on the computer using my Bamboo graphics tablet. I soon stopped that, though, because a: it looks AWFUL and b: I don’t get very much joy from drawing on a tablet. Not nearly as fun or interesting as ink, nibs and the danger that water could go everywhere…
It was Sarah’s birthday this week, so I drew her this card.
Nib, ink and coloured with inks, which annoyingly smudged with the black ink that hadn’t quite dried yet. When will I learn to be more patient?!
The cat is meant to be swiping at the lower bird, but I think just looks alarmed, which sorta works, I guess.