At the time of this writing, I’ve clocked in 111 hours in STARDEW VALLEY.
How I make these: swatch markers and pick 2 or 3 light and 1 dark. Draw silhouette lightly in pencil. Fill in silhouette with random colors. Outline silhouette in darkest color, then fill with random patterns. Done while watching COUNTING CARS, which I love.
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.
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!
Been watching ground squirrels in our backyard lately.
Today while drying dishes, I came to the following realization:
We human beings could have *so many more* domesticated animals if we could only tell them where to poop.