Okay, okay, I admit; it’s an old groan-worthy cooking joke, but I couldn’t resist. Plus it is something we have all had to endure– the freshly-spread butter (or peanut butter, or jelly, jam, honey, whatever) goes *splat* face-down on the floor before we have a chance to take a bite. I’m sure there’s some scientific explanation as to why that always seems to happen, probably something involving string theory and infinite improbability and stuff like that, but we don’t think about that as we sigh and prepare another slice of bread… or, God forbid, try to clean it off if that was our last slice.
There’s also a joke about cats always landing on their feet, and if you tie a piece of buttered toast to the back of a cat and drop them, they will spin forever just above the floor as a sort of perpetual-motion machine. I decided not to press my luck here and include that; I figured this was going far enough already.
Art-wise I am still experimenting. Not entirely sure I got this one right– I’m trying to do characters separately then add them onto backgrounds after everything is done. I didn’t do as well as I’d hoped with scale and perspective. More practice. I am also trying something new with shading– instead of using the “lasso” tool and adding a dark grey at 10% opacity to everything, I am trying to layer it in gently with an airbrush pen, using a darker version of the color I am shading. Here the results too obviously show the layered blending effect but I think with more use I’ll get better at it.
Let me know what you think. Am I trying to do too much, too fast? Constructive criticism is invited in the comments. Also, if you haven’t checked out the Patreon site recently, there are holiday greeting cards available free to the public– no Patronage required! We are deep in Hanukkah so there’s a Hannukkah card available, and a Christmas/New Years-themed “Generic Winter Holidaymas!” card is also there for you as well! (color printer needed for best effects). Check ’em out and send them to friends and family for maximum bewilderment: https://www.patreon.com/Coyote
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