Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Drawing Cats Better And Drawing Better Cats/My Obnoxiously Beautiful Girlfriend

Cat pictures are up here, girlfriend pictures are further down.

As some of you know, I started teaching myself how to draw about two years ago, and then started teaching myself how to draw cartoons nine months ago in January. Well, I'm still trying to get better at that. I've been starting to figure out how to properly ink cartoons as well as different methods of shading for cartoons.

Here's the second cartoon I actually tried to ink, made a few days ago. It's supposed to demonstrate the respective marginal value outcomes for the rich, middle class, and poor if you institute a small increase in tax rates for the highest earners. It's kind of clumsy and I tried a few different things with shading and coloring in order to see what works.


The fat cat is a new character of mine called "Fat Cat Pig". He's both a pig and a cat and he wears a top hat because he's rich, obviously. I really like how the middle cat turned out in the second panel. So pudgy-faced and happy.

The coloring was actually all gray in the beginning, but some of the grays were warm grays and some of them were cool grays. I liked how it looked when I brought the blues and browns out in those grays with Photoshop, so I went with it.

I also made this little birthday card for Peichi, who had to move back to Taiwan at the end of August and start being a lawyer there. I made this maybe a week before I made the comic above. The perspectives don't make any sense and it's shaded too heavily, but I like the cat. It says "Happy Birthday Peichi" and then "Maomao" on the bottom because that's the name of her black cat. This is the first cartoon I tried to ink. I only even really learned how inking works a week or two ago.

Here's Peichi graduating from my law school with her LLM degree. Peichi is really tall and smart and funny and beautiful and people actually stop me at clubs and bars and congratulate me like just being with somebody so beautiful is a huge accomplishment: 

And here she is in a picture with me taken by a club promoter, and I don't even care that I look horrible in it:
I miss her, obviously.


FINALLY, here's a prototype for the scalable vector avatars I want to use for Moodstring:

Medium: 

Tiny:

I swear I draw other things too. I'm not even like, that into cats over other animals. I draw a lot of bears, ducks, people, etc. Sorry for this post not being funny. I'm exhausted.