More Silly Animal Characters

Summer Art Challenge Days 30-31 — making art (of some kind) every day!

Right away, I must confess; I did not draw yesterday, nor did I paint, sculpt, collage, or otherwise make art that can be seen with the eyes or held with the hands. However, I did make music for over four hours yesterday, and as Melody the Music Muse would say, that’s art! One of my folk bands, The RabbleBerries, is in intensive rehearsals getting ready for an extra-long gig, and also for our next recording project. But since I can’t post an unrecorded rehearsal, I can only point you to our website, where you actually can listen to a few of the tunes we practiced yesterday.

In a way, I was creating comics last night; I finished up the final revisions of the Spam and the Sasquatch graphic novel for printing, and today it winged its way through the internet to the inbox of Printorium Bookworks, where, after one more proof, the first edition will be printed. Finally! I’ve been working on this project for over six months, and will be glad to finally have a big shiny pile of books in my hot little hands! I’ll take a picture, of course.

Now I can afford to relax and do some playful stuff! Tonight I met with my comic jam buddies at our usual hangout (I had cheesecake, mmmm) and I brought a pile of blank sketch cards. After we had caught up with each other’s lives, and ordered our food, an eerie silence descended upon the table as four artists focused like laser beams on the little 3.5×2.5 inch cards. We’re going to make some more and trade them; some of us are faster than others. I’m the slowest. But here are mine, as evidence that I drew today!

I asked people for an animal and an era, and put them together for these guys. Trying to stuff a whale into 1940s attire was the hardest (especially since I'm pretty vague on 20th century fashions of decades I did not actually live through)!

I asked people for an animal and an era, and put them together for these guys. Trying to stuff a whale into 1940s attire was the hardest (especially since I’m pretty vague on 20th century fashions of decades I did not actually live through)! I’ll probably translate these guys into some more characters for my animals-in-costumes series. I also played around with Photoshop a bit trying to create a vignette effect with brushes that looked like clouds. Not sure I succeeded, but it’s kind of pretty.

3 responses to “More Silly Animal Characters

    • Thanks, Ilex! And thanks for checking out the band. We only put our originals up on the website because of copyright issues; but we do covers on the album too. We’re really looking forward to making another one.

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