- Molly, I need to talk to you about this mess - It’s dreadful isn’t it? I wonder who did it. - Molly it was you! - Me? No! Of course it wasn’t me! - Molly I saw you do it, I have video evidence. - It wasn’t me, it must have been another black cat - We don’t have another black cat. Also, you have tissue paper stuck to your foot - Arty made me do it.
- Hey Pixie, you’re in my way. - Pet me. - I’m trying to work. - Pet me. - You’re on my wacom tablet, I can’t finish drawing these cats if you’re on it. - Pet me. - Oh ok, if you insist. Don’t blame me when we run out of money for cat food because you made me cuddle you instead of working
My last drawing was one of the most complicated I’ve done so far and I thought I would share some of the process.
Everything starts off in pencil, I’m a very messy sketcher. Then I ink the lines and scan it into the computer. I tidy it up a little bit in Photoshop then start the main work in Illustrator. The images are made of lots of layers which you can see in the animated gif. Layers mean it’s easier to keep track of things and make sense of it all as I’m working. I really enjoyed making a whole scene rather than drawing just a few cats, it’s something I want to work on a lot more in the future.
- Hi Arty, what are you up to today? - I’m going to climb trees, watch birds, catch mice… - Ooh sounds fun - And I’m going to captain a pirate ship and find the tuna treasure - Ummm? what? - In my dreams silly! You don’t think I’m going to leave the bed do you?
- Hey Molly, what are you using that notebook for? - I’m writing a list of all the things I"m asking Santa to bring me. - You’re starting early! - I want to make sure he has time to get it all. I might need another notebook though. - Why? You don’t need that much paper do you? - Yep, I want a lot of things. - Hang on a minute Mols, most of these pages just ‘tuna’ over and over again. - I want a *lot* of tuna