Happy Friday and thanks for checking in! We have some fun and curious characters ready to star in a story. Below you will find SOMETHING IS UNDER THE BLANKET, THREE HEADED MERMAID and MOHAWK DUDE plus more. Enjoy!
The characters that stood out most (from my own designs) were SOMETHING IS UNDER THE BLANKET and SLEEPWALKING DACHSHUND. I decided to illustrate my sleepwalking pup because of the background opportunities! What would the scene look like if startled cats spotted my sleepy doggy? There was more to figure out...but let's take a look at my first sketchy colored dachshund...
Boring. I ended up changing my original shape to give her more of a neck, better paws and fun movement. However now, colors were not cooperating. I googled dogs in pajamas which only led to...complete amusement and more googling of dogs in pajamas. There were dinos, animal prints, pretty dots. Too many choices. What style would my character prefer? I decided it was one of luxury and focused on some fancy trim. Finally, to tone it down and emphasize the nighttime scene, I went all blue.
Up next: The cat condo. After looking at totally modern structures, then typical models, I created my own tree-hut-like inspired design. Shapes were not working initially and I even drifted into bird cage possibilities...maybe parrots were scared speechless by the paw-y passerby?
But I snapped out of that brief debacle, went back to my original idea...and made that work! Once I added some dramatic shadows I had my sleepwalking dachshund. Perhaps she was dreaming of doggy bon bons and headed off to the kitchen?
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