521 Promo Pet Cartoons

I created the following cartoons for Kellene Addison with 521 Promo. I understand they’re intended to be printed on T-shirts. They were created in Adobe Photoshop.  I’m posting them as art samples only and all copyrights are owned by Kellene Addison.

Cat Bites Man

Dog Destroyed Living Room

Vacuuming Pawprints
While developing the dog character in the second cartoon, I drew out this guy as well.  He ultimately wasn’t used.  So, he’s still mine.  He’s a little unfinished, but I like him.

Playful Dog

Kiss Me I’m Irish – Version 2

Irish Setter 3

I wasn’t entirely happy with the last one.  I like this one better.  It’s meant to be the cover on a greeting card.  Next up:  The interior spread!  🙂

I certainly hope the CS6 version of Illustrator is much better with fonts than the old version I got a hold of.  As it is, I’m using Photoshop CS5 for the text, and Illustrator CS2 for the vector graphics.  It IS better with vectors than the quasi-vector tool (paths) that Photoshop has, though.  So, that’s something.  I’m also learning how best to use each for different parts of the image.  I may break down and buy the new version of Illustrator, but only if I start doing enough vector work for it to be worthwhile.  In the meantime, I’m just using it as a learning experience.


Kiss Me, I’m Irish!

Irish Setter 3

So, I’m trying to learn Illustrator.  Here’s today’s results.  The fonts are Chaz, Ache-Condensed, and Brandywine-Extended.  I didn’t make the fonts, but all the rest is mine.

I’m not really that happy with Illustrator.  It’s supposed to be the thing to use for vector graphics and text, but I’m only liking the vector tools.  The text tools aren’t really working well for me.  I ended up saving the image to a PDF and opening it up in Photoshop to do the text.  Now, the disappointing text tool performance might just be because it’s an old version of Illustrator.  Or it might be because I’m still learning my way around.  *shrug*  Oh well, it’s good for me to learn it, anyway.  🙂