Saturday, September 30, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
First error. Transferred the cartoon without flipping it first. I can adjust ~ reverse the castle and Oscar's ears. Then I can go with the flipped image.
I also smallered up the castle. It was too prominent.
I think it looks ok the reverse of how I first envisioned it. More room for my chop anyway. Or not. Doesn't matter. Maybe I'll incorporate the chop into the image.
Ok. Carve this.
And print this.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Board sanded and stained. When it dries I can transfer the cartoon.
Enlarged the cartoon to fill the page. Board is wider, so I can add trees on the sides.
I may smaller up the castle and moon, so there can be more sky.
Sassi (on left) can be smaller; border collie can be a little bigger.
Monday, September 25, 2017
That's it. I cut and pasted and squished in one more doggy bottom. No more critters, unless it's a bird or a turtle. ;- j
Lighter version for better detail.
Sassi on the left has to be smaller; border collie can be a little bigger. Otherwise I think it's ready to go.
Need to prep a board ~ probably 9"x12" if I have one. May have to order it, I'll see. No larger.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Generic still. Want to try Oscar, a better Gabby. Size them better. A better Meechee.
Size is variable. I can have more trees on the side, more stars in the sky. Then I can make it match the card shape. Probably longer, so I might add a dog or two more (or just more trees).
Starting to draw SH dogs.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Collecting doggy bottoms.
Eusebius - Joe K's cat?
any short hair from the rear would do
generic cats from rear
generic border collie ~ wrong coloring
generic border collies
hard to catch Signy in action ;->
Another view of Gabby
Monday, September 18, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time to work on the xmas card for 2017. Bouncing ideas around. Here's one:
People like the idea of multiple SH critters, and I'm thinking something like this ~ only Therese would be replaced by Mrs. Claus. And other dogs/cats can be added/subtracted as needed.
Just a concept, so of course I can use a different pic of Mrs. Claus, but it gives me an idea.
Mrs. Claus (or Santa) can have a basket of dog biscuits/cat treats (like a catnip mouse?). Getting complex. I'm sure I can cut it down to essentials.
I'd need pics of everyone's animals and work in what I can. Maybe be real stylized or cartoony.
I'm starting late, so I'm not sure I'll have enough time for so complex a card this year. Perhaps next year.
I can do a snowy tree scene with castle on a hill. Maybe a sleigh.
Dogs from rear getting Santa treat.
Stylized breeds to match SH dogs. I could do that.
I'm liking this wintry scene with the SH castle instead of a tree. Tina suggests a line of doggy bottoms in the foreground, with a title, "Have a howling good Christmas!" Not bad. Maybe a howling posture tho instead of the Jayne's view.