Wow, so we’re taking a trip in the Wayback Machine today folks…
Remember my collection of dogs driving stuff?
I recently got some freelance work and the mantra about the work future I’m striving for re-entered my brain:
“Don’t do more work- do the same amount of work for more money!”
Hence, I’m back to kicking my own self in the butt to get my licensing art back on track.
Here’s a pattern!
I got this cool new pattern-making Photoshop plug-in called Motif Studio so I can make precisely repeating images for
textiles, wrapping paper, etc.
I hadn’t really used it to make patterns where the images were different sizes like this one. That’s a bit tricky, but I really
like how this turned out, size-wise especially. Turning the train and motorcycle dogs make it seem like they’re moving a bit
more, too- especially the biker dog.
He looks like he’s doing some Evil Kneivel action!
Oh yeah, and as you can see, I added some accessories to it, too!
Li’l secret- I made a pattern with pups and then made the accessories pattern over it- it helped them to not interfere with one another
in the patterning process.
Anyway, here’s some of the accessories by themselves-
I’m particularly proud (oddly enough…) of the color I made the fat on the outside of that steak. Silly, I know.
But it’s very much like the real thing- and the shiny-ness of it makes ya hungry, don’t it?
I figure sure, suppose dogs could drive and stuff…they’d still jump right off to go chase a bouncing tennis ball or pull over at the deli when they go by!
Dogs are dogs!
Alright, that’s all for now. More later!