Apr 3, 2010

I've Got A Bad Feeling About This! Cat Cartoon

The idea for this one came from my sister. Since we've been involved in trapping feral cats for spay/neuter and she had just seen my orange "Say What?" cartoon cat, she suggested a kitten in a carrier...
cartoon kitten in carrier I got a bad feeling about this!

Her first idea was the kitten saying, "You're taking me where?" which is kind of a play on the line of the Say What cat - but I thought taking a little different tack might be more appropriate.

I drew the kitten/cat first, starting with the eyes to get that special surprised/frightened look, and then spiraling outward from there to do the features, followed by the paws.

I used a straight edge for the outer lines of the carrier but I didn't measure or anything, I wanted to keep it free and loose so it was all quick eyeball kind of thing.

Lettering and color fill are digital. Being me, I agonized over whether to use the grammatically correct "I have a bad feeling about this" or the more colloquial "I got a bad feeling about this."  I really had trouble deciding! ...So I did it both ways, one on a Zazzle shirt and the other on a Cafepress set of t-shirts and things.

Way to be decisive there, Dr. Obvious.

Mar 28, 2010

Now You're Really Starting to Piss me Off

I've been trying to get some more cartooning done by just basically starting off with a random doodle and then figuring what it goes to as I draw along. In this case, I started off drawing a single horizontal line, which became the demarcation of the upper eyelids.
Cartoon Cat, now you are really starting to piss me off!
It looked a little severe, like an angry person or kitty, so I drew the eyes as narrower than average slits. The more I drew, the angrier it got! By the time I was done, I knew what the cartoon cat was saying....

The image links to the t-shirt design. Remember that the tees support feral cat rescue, so you can be fashionable AND do something good at the same time.

Mar 20, 2010

The Angry Tabby Cat Cartoon

Handlettered for more dramatic effect, I guess - or just because I like hand lettering, it's Angry Tabby...
Angry Tabby Cat Go ahead make my day t-shirt cartoon design

Based on the earlier line drawing of an angry cat (done in marker on 9x12 paper), this one is fleshed-out a little with color and tabby stripes. It's not very happy about something - this drawing looks even angrier than the previous version. Available in several style of t-shirt.

Mar 14, 2010

You Wh-a-a Cat Cartoon

surprised you whaaa cat cartoon design line drawing
Fresh from the drawing pad, this is the basic line drawing for Surprised Cat, aka they You Whaaaaa Cat.

Feb 2, 2010

A Beligerant Cat

This cartoon features a cat with an attitude... and issues. This is the original pen drawing.
Angry cat cartoon, basic sketch, funny cat design 
An Angry Cat Cartoon

The drawing is straight marker on paper, no preliminary pencil sketches. I think of these cartoons as already there, hidden in the paper, and I just help the marker bring them out.

This design is also available on a t-shirt.