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.

Greyhound cartoons

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

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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...

ELC-persian-puss.jpg

...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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