The last of Inktober this year closes out with the pet portraits.
Throughout Inktober I salted in the images of pets from friends and people I know as a part of the joy it gives me to give back to others, and at the same time, it was a fun exercise in pet portraiture and practicing values and shading. The above image is one of the spaces in the house that allowed me to enjoy the portraits throughout Inktober. I am missing them now that I have packaged them up to mail off.
Here is the entire set of the individual pet portraits, including a few I have already shared. I have 4 more ink portraits that have been requested which will be done after some Christmas orders are complete.
My friend’s Jenn’s cat. Such a cutey! I like her little “snaggle tooth” expression. I have one cat who does that.
This is my friend Sam’s tuxedo cat, Sadie – with the glorious whiskers!
I love a curious cat – you gotta keep an eye on those neighbors! This one allowed me the opportunity to practice whiskers and my white gel pen.
Things that bring me joy.
I am pushing myself to try different styles – quick drawings, purposeful drawings, tiny lines, emotion on faces, events.
Following the prompts of Inktober has been great at stretching my creativity and I hope expanding my range (depth and breadth.)
Do you notice the Golden Ratio in everyday things? Periodically I receive a pleasant surprise when I am not looking for it.
And then other times… not so pleasant. This little curled up opossum landed in my garage trash can this past week.
We found a happy home for him in the woods, but I couldn’t help but notice nature’s perfection, even if it was not as perfect or cute as my cat. (Ok, so I am biased.)
Next step with the logos was to move them into a black and white vector format on Illustrator. We use the black and white (and gray scale) initially so that color will not distract from the form and function of the logo. This is also a way to tell if it will look good printed when color is not used.