You may remember, six years ago, I made this wonderful cartoon with Jacoby, Angel, Kylie and Tessie as Kristoff, Anna, Elsa and Sven the reindeer from Frozen.
Well, of course, Frozen 2 came out last November, which made me revisit my original cartoon. Of course, Kylie and Tessie still live in Boston, and Dashiell can take Jake’s place as Kristoff…but it occurred to me that I now have the perfect cat to play Olaf! Izaak! Of course, Olaf should be a Singapura! I started with a sketch and then a rough ink on my iPad in ProCreate.
Then I did a clean ink outline.
Switching to the laptop and Photoshop, I did a flat colour layer.
On a separate layer, I added the whiskers and eyeshine.
Then I switched to the background. I took a generic Frozen 2 background (there are plenty of wallpapers available online) and painted over it, the same way I created the background of the Zakdalorian.
Then I added a swirl of windblown leaves, to give it the feel of the film.
Then I painted the ticking and Zak’s other markings with my fur brushes.
Finally, I gave Zakolaf a little shadow, to ground him in the scene. I wish this was a little brighter, but that’s just the way this scene is; it’s not as bright as the snow scenes, because it’s autumn. Can’t do much about that.
Oh, and don’t worry…I have characters for Lorelai and Alfred to play. Stay tuned…