One Shot

DCC_onepanelI’ve been debating on putting up this one. The assignment was to make a one panel humorous cartoon.

At the time I was working in the French Quarter. I would often see tourists taking pictures of the homeless. One tourist told me it was the ‘local color’ of New Orleans. I found this idea insane and insulting. However I do see that this can be considered as mocking the homeless man. Perception depends on the individual. I have no control over that. I learned that early with how a piece I did in high school was received.

I know I was mocking the tourist. A tourist who would ignore in disgust the homeless in their own community, but in an ‘exotic’ city he was part of the ‘charm’.

Editorial Cartoon

DCC_editorialThe next task was to create an editorial cartoon. As the nature of the beast, this really dates when I took that class. This was before the Berlin wall fell and a NFL strike was the start of free agency.

I used some mixed tools to work on this one, and broke out the Ames Lettering guide. Whew what an annoying tool that was! And I didn’t do very well with it. I’m so happy for computers and electronic lettering!

Well Rested

Scan3The cat has beaten off his attackers. He has escaped the well, and now is taking a well deserved cat nap in the sun. What more would a cat do?

This piece I was really happy with the scene. I had fun putting in all the detail to make the world. Unfortunately, I was running out of time for the deadline, and had to cut some corners to get it finished in time.

All the lines are done by hand with a technical pen and a ruler. All the dots are hand done.

Ding Dong Dell!

Scan2smallDing Dong Dell!

Someone tried to throw this kitty in the well!

This is one unhappy kitty! And he is going to show those ruffians a thing or two. They’ll think again before trying to toss a cat into a well!

While I got a good grade on this, I felt the background came out looking like a theatre set. However, in the last of this series, I was very happy with how the setting came out. What is a cat to do after taking down ruffians? Well, dear reader, that is in the next installment.

Well, That Didn’t Work

girlwFanAs the title states, that didn’t work. Some issues with the scanner, i.e. I didn’t get to it. But hey, I’ll blame the scanner.

But instead of the adventures of the cat, have a pretty girl waving a fan. Not quite a fan dancer, she’s far too proper for that. But she is nicely on pointe.

The Cat Came Back

cat3As promised to the multitudes out there, the third in the series is available. Catch them while you can!

This piece was inked using a brush. The fur comes out fluffier with the added width to the middle of the line using a brush. I had one brush I loved more than any other. I tried replacing it, but even a more expensive sable couldn’t compare to this really cheap one I had from a paint by numbers set. Not kidding, that thing was a champ. I used it until it lost all it’s hair.

The next assignment was to put the character in a scene. Could we place them, grounded, within a background? My cat is wary, and alerted to some danger! What could it be! Stay tuned!

Cat took a nap

Cat wandered off and took a nap. The next in the series will be up tomorrow night. I do have to scan the remaining two of the assignment. That was to place the character in a scene.

So what do you think Cavalier cat would be up to?