Our Absurd Life: 03/20/21 – Dogs of Wa(te)r

Dogs of Wa(te)r

Hola Night Owls 

Tonight’s Essential Cartoon presents Day 2 of Dog & Cat Week, with the canines performing a sneak attack move.

It’s also a purely silly cartoon with emphasis on PURE.

Tonight’s cartoon posed some drawing challenges depicting 2 levels of perspective: close-up and middle-ground.  I’d learned that when drawing objects that are closer, to make them darker and with thicker lines.  The objects further away would be lighter and with thinner lines.  This helps build the illusion of distance.  I also added in details like a base-board, wallpaper and a window sill to make the 2 areas look different.  Another cheat is to place the object that is further away up higher on the page.  

Tune in tomorrow to see what the felines have up their furry sleeves.

I wish everyone a restful rest of your night.

Until mañana . . ,


Ian S.



“No rulers were harmed during the making of this cartoon.”

“Let’s still be careful out there.”

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