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Cat and dog birthday card

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…

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Flying Dog’s outfit selection – another attempt

I had another go at the Flying Dog outfits.

I did this a different way by printing out a template of the dog in all four positions to draw over. This meant all dogs started roughly the same and the outfits changing make a bigger difference. I inked it with a nib but coloured it on the computer. My computer colouring skills need work. I also need to see about a better way to ensure the lines I scan can be preserved, while getting rid of the bits of the scan I don’t want. Some of the lettering has suffered as a result of this.

Compositionally, I think the notes about what doesn’t work with the outfits adds something, but each dog and outfit could probably be a touch bigger.