Yep, it’s that time again…when I let my hair down (read – “bed head”) and go around sans makeup because we’re in the back woods of New Hampshire. Even better, being away from the relentless pace of the city gives me the opportunity to slow down and spend some quality time PLAYING with my pens, watercolor paints and cartoon illustration sketches! Yesterday’s focus was a cat cartoon illustration. Today’s might just be that as well. In other words, I’ll keep at it until I feel like I’ve mastered the cat cartoon illustration genre!)
For a cat cartoon illustration it does help if you have a model. (Mine was busy watching the birds when I created this initial dip pen ink drawing):
However, he stopped in to look over my progress after I switched over to painting with my watercolors.
(Actually, I think he was more interested in eating the paint!)
(As you can see, it’s hard not to be inspired by nature in this place…)
The critics response (namely, mine) is still mixed on this cat cartoon drawing…
…but I think Little Puck might just hang it in his cat carrier!
P.S. If you don’t see as many posts from me in the next few weeks don’t be alarmed. Play time might not translate into as much computer time, but it WILL mean even more time spent practicing drawing, cartooning, and working on my watercolor cartoon illustration techniques!