Golden Retriever Cartoons

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Surprise someone you love with a Golden Retriever cartoon!

  • Are you a lover of Golden Retrievers?
  • Are you looking for a unique momento of your pet? A reminder of the love of your life?
  • Perhaps you're looking for a gift for a fellow retriever-lover, perhaps even someone else in your family
golden-retriever-cartoon

Finding a good gift for someone can be a bit of a treadmill....you keep going round and round looking....and not quite finding....

 

Simplify things by ordering a unique picture drawn just for you or your loved one

golden retriever cartoon

Custon-drawn pictures have a huge Wow! factor....imagine the brownie points you'll receive...not that you're thinking along those lines I'm sure!

cartoon golden retriever

Imagine the surprise they will feel when they get the picture!

Whether you or your loved one owns a retriever big or small; I can draw it for you. Perhaps you have an in-joke you'd like including to make it super-personalised.

  • Will I get it on time?
    • No worries! You get it on time or you don't pay
  • What if I want it revised?
    • I'll do up to two revisions for you. However, I won't redraw the entire picture.
  • What if I don't have any ideas?
    • No problem! I'm happy to think up some ideas for you

Here's what you need to do:

  • Mail me now to get your name on the list
  • Include the following:
    • photo of your pet
    • name of pet
    • quirks/personaily of your pet
    • name of the recipient of the cartoon if not you
    • anything else you think would be helpful.

So contact me today and I can get started on your Golden Retriever cartoon

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cartoon process - the headless spider

This process features a pair of drawings that show a scene from both a first and a third person perspective. I'll concentrate on the third person perspective drawing when showing the process.

first person spider

Here is the spider's view of the computer.

computer

Sample computer pic used to trace from.

computer drawing outline

The completed tracing of the computer.

color computer drawing

Now coloured in.

spider

This rather splendid chap was the model for the next step.

spider outline drawing

Tracing.

spider drawing

I pasted a pic of the earlier first person perspective so that I could match the colours up.

spider illustration

Here's the completed first person (spider) perspective again...

spider third person perspective

...and the completed third person perspective.

As ever, I'm happy to draw for you.

Drop me a mail and we'll have a chat. Cheers!

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cartoon process - the dog bath

This cartoon ended up being change quite a bit during the process. It started off originally with a completely different dog and owner.

dog bath cartoon

Here is the first version with a Red Setter and with the owner behind the bath.

dog-bath-cartoon

It was then suggested that it might be more amusing to have the owner in the bath with the dog outside.

cartoon dog bath

Although I was pleased with the Red Setter, as I was drawing a lot of Golden Retrievers, I decided to do a new version swapping dog breeds. Also, as the Golden Retriever cartoons were featuring a reoccuring character as the owner, I swapped owners as well.

dog bath

A friend who used to keep a Golden Retriever pointed out that the dog I had drawn earlier didn't actually resemble a retriever, so I did the new version above.

dog bath cartoon

Finally, I decided that the dog looked a bit on the dry side for such a water-loving breed, so I added the water effect above.

Ducktor Who

Time for something a little bit different from cartoons. My brother asked me to decorate Beccles town council's duck for the annual duck race. As The new Doctor Who had just been announced, the idea of 'DucktorWho' came to mind.

The idea was to decorate the duck with various iconic images from the series. I opted for the Tardis, a cyberman head, a darlek, and Tom Baker's scarf. I also intended to use question marks to fill up any leftover space.

The idea was to decorate the duck with various iconic images from the series. I opted for the Tardis, a cyberman head, a darlek, and Tom Baker's scarf. I also intended to use question marks to fill up any leftover space.

Here's the duck before painting began.

Here's the duck before painting began.

The grey/silver for the cyberman's head has just been applied.

The grey/silver for the cyberman's head has just been applied.

The dark blue for the Tardis, and ligher blue for the darlek have now been applied, along with a white body. I decided to add the darlek design at the back, rather than along the base as originally intended.

The dark blue for the Tardis, and ligher blue for the darlek have now been applied, along with a white body. I decided to add the darlek design at the back, rather than along the base as originally intended.

Here's the finished duck from the front. You can now see the Tom Baker scarf, along with the question mark motif.

Here's the finished duck from the front. You can now see the Tom Baker scarf, along with the question mark motif.

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I forgot to take a photo from the back, but you can just about make out the darlek design. Report to follow after the duck race!

I forgot to take a photo from the back, but you can just about make out the darlek design.

Report to follow after the duck race!

cartoon process - hello stranger!

This started off with the following cartoon below which was supposed to be a Golden Retriever greeting an alien....

dog alien cartoon

...until my friend, who used to keep one of the breed, pointed out that it didn't look much like a retriever...

golden retriever sketches

She sent me some links to some images, so I set about changing the dog while keeping the idea of the cartoon. Here is the new look retriever taking shape.

golden retriever doodles

Having settled on a new style of retriever that I liked, I added a layer to the original cartoon while I worked on the finishing touches to the dog.

golden retriever cartoon

Here is the revised cartoon, hopefull a lot more Golden Retriever like!

Are you a dog lover? cartoon lover? I'd love to hear from you, drop me a mail!

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cartoon process - the headless crow

headless-cartoon

The headless crow?....no..not some B-movie that went straight to video!

I have been interested in the teaching of Douglas Harding for quite some time now. Harding came up with a way of looking at the world from a first person perspective, which became known as 'headlessness', as when you are looking at the world this way, you don't see your own head and thus have a direct experience.

A few years ago I thought I'd try to deepen my understanding of this way of seeing by drawing some cartoons from this perspective. I decided to present the pictures in pairs, the same scene from both a first and third person perspective.

The above is a screen shot of two pictures I drew a while back. The actualy images had been deleted, so I was only able to take the screen shot.

irish-setter-cartoon

 I needed a picture of a woman on a bench, so I decided to modify this picture.

woman-on-bench

Here it is again with the dog now removed.

crow-picture

Here is the photo I used as a reference for the crow.

woman on bench crow

The picture is shaping up now, it just needs a little tidying up.

birds eye view woman sitting

Here I'm working on the crow's view of things. I copied and pasted a pic of the 3rd person view of the woman on the bench so that I could get her colours consistent.

1st person perspective

Here is the finished crow's eye view, the crow's first person perspective.

3rd person perspective

And here is the third person view of the scene.

I really enjoy this way of looking at the world, so I intend to do one of these pairs of pictures per week.

cartoon process - The Greater-Eared Lynx

I recently started a new series for a bit of fun, 'Lesser Known Wild Cat Species'.

lynx cartoon

Here's the finished pic, so let's go through a little of the process.

I doodled about ten different ideas to suit the theme. Here is one of the pages from my notebook. I did the doodling while on the morning commute. There's a couple of other idea on the page, but the Lynx stood out, so I decided to go with that one.

I doodled about ten different ideas to suit the theme. Here is one of the pages from my notebook. I did the doodling while on the morning commute. There's a couple of other idea on the page, but the Lynx stood out, so I decided to go with that one.

cartoon lynx

I did a tracing of the above doodle to use as a guide and then ended up with the chap above.

lynx cartoon

I went for a backdrop of a forest at night. The background was originally a lot ligher, but I darkened the tones to both the Lynx stand out more and also to convey the night setting.

cartoon process - Misato and the golden retriever

Recently I've been drawing a few golden retrievers, and so this photo of weather presenter Misato Nagano and dog caught my eye.

woman and golden retriever

I wasn't quite sure about a gag at his point, or what the finished picture might even look like, but thought I'd press on regardless and see what happened.

womand and dog sketch

 

Here is a tracing of the photo.

woman and dog umbrella

 

I then decided to make them a bit more cartoony. I'm still not sure what the setting for the cartoon is going to be at this point.

woman and dog rainy day

As she is a weather presenter I got the idea that she was kneeling down under an umbrella, with the dog huddled beside her. This triggered the idea of a particularly ominous rain cloud looming into view. I decided to set the cartoon with them overlooking a valley.

golden retriever and woman

 

I'm now adding colour to the characters using a watercolour brush. I thought I'd put her in orange and brown to coordinate with the Golden Retriever, and to make them both stand out from the green in the background.

woman and dog scene

At this point I'm not quite sure whether the perspective works or no. The idea was that they were on the top of a hill overlooking a valley, but I didn't think I'd managed to convey the idea of a hill well enough, so I thought about adding a fence to show the edge.

woman and golden retriever

I tried the fence idea but it didn't quite work, so instead I decided to add a darker tone to the valley to help aid the perspective.

I hope you enjoyed following the process of how I createed this particular cartoon. If you'd like me to create an original cartoon for you, then drop me a mail using the form below. Thanks.

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cartoon process - the rock climbers

rockclimbing cartoon

Here is the finished cartoon, now let's go back and see how it came about.

The brief for this one was '...dog and owner scaling rock wall together in crapons/all the gear, roped to each other.'

rock climbing cartoon

Here'a quick sketch I did of the brief on the train.

Initially I thought about keeping the drawing in portrait layout, but then decided to switch to landscape so as to include more of the background. I alsl thought that the dark rock face running down one third of the picture would be very striking.

cartoon rockclimbers

I did a tracing of the initial sketch and kept the poses of the two characters more or less the same.

I've started colouring the rock face using the water colout brush.

climbing cartoon

Using the same brush I'm now adding colour to the climbers.

rock climber cartoon

I've now finished the draft. I thought I would give the impression of a forest in the vallet below them by using the brush again.

The tones on the climber and dog are a little flat at this point, particularly with the man as his jacket colour is very similar to the mountain range in the background, and so he tends to blend in a bit.

rock climbing cartoon

I then darkened the rock face, and increased the tones on the rock climber and dog to make them 'pop' out of the picture more.

The only extra thing I might try at this point would be to add a few thicker lines.

cartoon process - Phylis and Ethel the ostrich

With this new series of cartoon process posts, I intend to show the steps I take from initlal idea to completed cartoon.

ostrich-cartoon

Over the last few months I seem to have drawn quite a few ostriches, like the one above.

villain-damsel-cartoon

I'd also recently drawn an old-fashioned dastardly villain having the tables turned on him by the damsel.

woman-and-ostrich-cartoon

I thought it would be interesting to combine the lady and the ostrich together in one picture, although I wasn't sure at this point what the gag would be.

Here's how it looked when I first put them together. There's quite a differenve in the thickness of lines between the two characters and it really feels as though they were cut and pasted together, which they were.

ostrich-and-woman-cartoon

I traced over the two characters to create new versions of them and to get consistency with thickness of line. I still hadn't thought of a gag at this stage, and that I needed something more than just the two of them together. I then thought what is it she is actually looking at> Is it the ostrich?, or is there something else going on behind the ostrich?

I then came up with the idea that the ostrich was of an ideal height to steal someone's hairpiece and that formed the basic idea of the gag.

cartoon-ostrich

Here is the gag in it's first appearance, along with the caption.

ostrich-party-cartoon

As the gag is now set at a party, I thought it would be good to add some minimal background detail to imply the scene. I wanted to keep the background pretty minimal so as not to distract attention away from the characters.

party-cartoon

Phylis has now been given more of a party dress, and also has one shoe peaking out from under the hem. The background scene has been filled out a bit more to imply groups of people chatting. Ethel the ostrich's tail is being redrawn at this point.

ostrich-party-cartoon

Finally, the backgournd and floor have had dark washes applied to really make the characters stand out.

ostrich-stealing-wig

I returned to the cartoon one more time to smudge out some of the water marks.

Interesting in getting your own carrtoon? - drop me a mail using the form below.

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Greyhound cartoons

Surprise someone you love with a Greyhound cartoon!

  • Are you a lover of Greyhounds??
  • Are you looking for a unique momento of your pet? A reminder of the love of your life?
  • Perhaps you're looking for a gift for a fellow Greyhound-lover, perhaps even someone else in your family
greyhound treadmill cartoon

Finding a good gift for someone can be a bit of a treadmill....you keep going round and round looking....and not quite finding....

Simplify things by ordering a unique picture drawn just for you or your loved one

Custon-drawn pictures have a huge Wow! factor....imagine the brownie points you'll receive...not that you're thinking along those lines I'm sure!

Imagine the surprise they will feel when they get the picture!

Whether you or your loved one owns a full-sized Greyhound, or an Italian miniature, I can draw it for you. Perhaps you have an in-joke you'd like including to make it super-personalised.

worried about anything?

  • Will I get it on time?
    • No worries! You get it on time or you don't pay
  • What if I want it revised?
    • I'll do up to two revisions for you. However, I won't redraw the entire picture.
  • What if I don't have any ideas?
    • No problem! I'm happy to think up some ideas for you

Here's what you need to do:

  • Mail me now to get your name on the list
  • Include the following:
    • photo of your pet
    • name of pet
    • quirks/personaily of your pet
    • name of the recipient of the cartoon if not you
    • anything else you think would be helpful.

So contact me today and I can get started on your Greyhound cartoon

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It's a breeze!

Labrador Retriever cartoons

wet dog cartoon

Surprise someone you love with a Labrador retriever cartoon!

  • Are you a lover of Labs?
  • Are you looking for a unique momento of your pet? A reminder of the love of your life?
  • Perhaps you're looking for a gift for a fellow Lab-lover, perhaps even someone else in your family

 

 

labrador treadmill cartoon

Finding a good gift for someone can be a bit of a treadmill....you keep going round and round looking....and not quite finding....

 

Simplify things by ordering a unique picture drawn just for you or your loved one

 

labrador on tightrope cartoon

Custon-drawn pictures have a huge Wow! factor....imagine the brownie points you'll receive...not that you're thinking along those lines I'm sure!

labrador drunk guy cartoon

Imagine the surprise they will feel when they get the picture!

labrador on stilts cartoon

Whether you or your loved one owns a Lab big or small; yellow, brown, or black, I can draw it for you. Perhaps you have an in-joke you'd like including to make it super-personalised.

  • Will I get it on time?
    • No worries! You get it on time or you don't pay
  • What if I want it revised?
    • I'll do up to two revisions for you. However, I won't redraw the entire picture.
  • What if I don't have any ideas?
    • No problem! I'm happy to think up some ideas for you

 

Here's what you need to do:

  • Mail me now to get your name on the list
  • Include the following:
    • photo of your pet
    • name of pet
    • quirks/personaily of your pet
    • name of the recipient of the cartoon if not you
    • anything else you think would be helpful.

So contact me today and I can get started on your Lab cartoon

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Mother's Day Gifts

Stuck for a unique Mother's Day Gift?

mothers day gift

Not quite sure what to give?

mothers day gify

 

How about something a different to supplement the usual bunch of flowers?

mothers day gift

I can provide you with something unique and personal...

Not a big fish!

 

You could spend time looking for yet another cute cat picture or...give a picture that shows you've put more effort than into a quick Google search.

Introducing: Wow! Cartoons...

Nothing says 'I love you, Mom' quite like having something drawn specifically for her.

It could be her favorite pet or an in-joke that only the two of you share.

doberman cartoon

Whether she owns a Doberman or a Dachschund...

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...a Persian or just a plain old puss...

I can draw it for you!

Mother's Day is Looming!

Sunday May 14th is D-Day and I am already drawing up a storm for some lucky Moms.

Don't despair though, as I might still have time to whip up a cartoon that will delight your mother (and earn you brownie points for the next 12 months!)

Here's what you need to do:

-Mail me now to get your name on the list

rob@everyonelovescartoons.com

 

-Include the following: photo of pet; name of pet; quirks/personality of mum and pet; anything else you think would be helpful.

Here's what you get:

 

-your unique cartoon as a high-resolution JPEG file, whcih you can simply send on to Mom or print out in any format you think she'll like.

 

FAQ's and Guarantees:

-What if I have no ideas?

No problem! I'm happy to think up some ideas for you.

-Will I get it on time?

No worries! You get it on time or you don't pay.

 

-What if I want it revised?

-I'll do up to two revisions for you. However, I won't redraw the entire picture.

 

VW beetle cartoon

More relable than a VW full of hounds!

 

Mail me today and I'll get drawing for you.

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