Suzy Q is a character I drew for a role-playing game I was sketching out called Cats and Dogs Living Together. She is a sixteen-year-old Scottish Fold whose thick grey fur makes her look even larger than her twenty pounds. After years of indulgence by a previous owner, she has a constant hankering for table scraps. At her age, she can’t jump higher than a barstool anymore, but she can still get up to high speeds when excited. She is very clever, and very impatient with those who aren’t. She enjoys puzzles, mysteries, and not being pestered.
Sometimes I draw a head and then I don’t want to draw a body so the neck becomes something else. A snake is often that something.
This guy would totally try to sell you on an apple.
Mozart is a character I drew for a role-playing game I was sketching out called Cats and Dogs Living Together.
Mozart was raised as a potential show dog, but only competed once before retiring. At six pounds, the handsome eight-year-old toy poodle has gotten skinnier since his heyday, but he’s still meticulous about his floofy hairdo. He remembers his show tricks, and always strikes a pose before jumping. He’s very intelligent; with his smarts, age, and experience, he’s known for giving good advice.
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This reminds me of the art my parents had from the sixties, feminist with interesting proportions and bodies. I called it cloud-haired woman after a character in Marianne, the Magus and the Manticore, my favorite of Sheri Tepper’s books which made a strong impression on me as a child. (I haven’t read it since.)
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But I really enjoyed playing with these textures.
Stylus, pictionary program.
Speaking of which, this chart seems really useful for writing about characters’ fashion:
(from pinterest, which claims it’s from buzzfeed)
“Leaps tall mailboxes in a single bound”
Strawberry: “Why so blue?”
Drawn with my finger, in a Pictionary-like program I used to have on my iPad.
I give no apologies.