Greyhound Paper Animation

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. :)

Percy

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Clem and Raymond

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.

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(Don’t worry, they survive.  As you may know from experience, babies have horrible aim.)

Pet Portrait Commissions

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″.

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“George” [pencil]

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“Mable” and “Owen” [watercolor and Micron pen]

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“Tiny and McKenna” [pencil]

 

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“Batsy” [ink and watercolor]

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“Howie” [pencil]

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“Tucker” [ink and watercolor]