THE FATES COMPEL YOU TO LOOK!

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THE FATES ARE OFTEN CRUEL!

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My husband is responsible for at least 45% of this. I threw out the idea, and he just kept amping it up with comments like “A Bartlett pear with a rubber band around the middle” until I was screaming with laughter and had no choice but to draw it.

The tiki torch and acid green Crocs were his idea, too. I did owl-ize the torch, though.

Below are some variations I sketched before the final.

No, of course I did not draw them during church.

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Rearing Horse

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lefthandhorseSometimes I ask my left hand to draw stuff for me.  Though clumsy, I often find it’s got all kinds of  subconscious visual knowledge stored away that my dominant hand glosses over–especially if I’ve been studying a subject a while.  I was really happy with how this freaked out horse came out.

Solving Cat Face Problems

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OK, so drawing expressive cat faces is easy when you cartoon ’em up, but difficult when you’re trying to adhere to their natural anatomy–especially those mouths!

But tonight Netflix brought me some nice reference in the form of Thunder and the House of Magic.  There’s a nice hand-drawn sensibility to the cat’s body motion (when’s the last time we had a 3D animated cat?  Bolt?), but that face, that mouth!!  Cute, expressive, natural-looking!

Besides, he looks like my fiancé’s kitty, Pixel, down to the white socks!

Woot!