I drew these frames from a video I took of a very happy dog I was walking.
I keep a sketch pad on my desk for when my computer hangs up, and this week it hung up quite a bit (I’ve been asking a lot of it lately). So I worked on this sporadically, since pencil and paper never hangs up or needs more RAM. Relaxing too, made the time pass quickly until I could get back to work! It’s 12 frames and the timing was all guesswork, as I’ve never made an animation on paper like this.
Not too bad for a first try, I think. :)
A few years ago, I wrote a short, very strange story about two kids as a way to get my creative wiggles out. Most of it is absolute nonsense, but there is one passage that imparts a mental image that I enjoy (for reasons I am afraid to explore).
Anyway, here it is with some spot illustrations I drew today.
(Don’t worry, they survive. As you may know from experience, babies have horrible aim.)
These adorable dogs and cats were commissioned as gifts for friends of the client. I love the challenge of capturing an animal’s unique personality!
All of these portraits are 5 x 7″.
“Mable” and “Owen” [watercolor and Micron pen]
“Tiny and McKenna” [pencil]
“Batsy” [ink and watercolor]
“Tucker” [ink and watercolor]
A study of four different art styles. From top to bottom:
- Art Deco
- Art Nouveau
Graphite on illustration board, 20×30″