Aby-a-Day – 12 Februari: “I’m here live…I’m not a cat” (Photoshop Friday)

The meme of the week has been the Texas attorney who accidentally turned on a kitten filter during a Zoom court proceeding. And of course, once it got out, the jokes and memes followed.

Inevitably, that woman showed up to yell at the poor kitten lawyer.

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So, yeah. You knew this was going to happen.

Aby-a-Day – 5 Februari: One more Bernie meme (Photoshop Friday)

I know it’s been a while, but I literally woke up with this idea in my head…and here it is.

Aby-a-Day – 8 December 2020: Wordless Wednesday (Dashiell is recharging)

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Aby-a-Day – 15 September 2020: Cat Petting Preference Chart (Cartoon Tuesday)

There’s a meme going around involving the above image created by Darien McSweeney. Apparently, it started in 2018, and seems to have been resurrected. So of course I had to do it for our lot. And it was harder than you’d think, for the most part.

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Angel, despite still being a bit skittish, is mostly happy to be petted anywhere…except her mouth. Because of her past history with Feline Oral Resorptive Lesions and bad teeth, even though the pain is gone, she still doesn’t like to have her muzzle touched.

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Izaak is pretty easy-going, but he does not like it when I try to wipe his eyes!

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Lorelai is equally compliant, but she hates to have her claws trimmed.

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Dashiell, on the other hand, loves to have his paws played with. Not a big fan of having his ears touched, though.

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And then there’s Alfred.

Aby-a-Day – 25 Augusti 2020: The dark backstory of the woman yelling at her cat (Cartoon Tuesday)

Last night, Björn sent me a cartoon depicting the backstory of the woman yelling at the cat.

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Well…okay, he knows what I like.

Aby-a-Day – 15 April 2020: (Mostly) Wordless Wednesday (Dr. Jake says…)

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(Uncensored Version)

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Imma just leave this here…

Aby-a-Day – 10 April 2020: More PHOTOSHOPPED cats (Photoshop Friday)

Continuing last week’s Photoshop Friday, I did some more Photoshop challenges on the Facebook group This Cat is PHOTOSHOPPED. I also posted the meme about the green screen dress Queen Elizabeth wore when she gave her COVID-19 speech last Sunday.

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And, of course, I had to give Her Majesty a Three Jake Moon shirt.

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When I saw this photo of Mya the Sphynx, I had only one thought and one thought only. Isn’t she precious?

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Jezebel’s original photo had her on her scratching post. I thought she needed a real tree.

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THIS is one of my favourites from this week. When I saw this chonky girl, my brain instantly went to…well, Manchester Township, New Jersey. One member said that it should be a poster. It’s always interesting to work in greyscale.

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Athletic Yoda reminded me of a trapeze artist.

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This face! I had to do this.

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This cat’s name is Chandler, so I had to do this…

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I didn’t think that sofa looked “Central Perk” enough, so I used this one instead. Much better!

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Then Björn made a comment…eh, it was inevitable.

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Harley and Powder’s human wanted them ‘Shopped onto a rock album. Hey, no problem.

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I had saved this photo of the bear and was waiting for a cat to fill it. I thought it was Mia…but I wasn’t so sure after I finished it. But her human loved it, so that’s good enough for me.

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Peso is a semi-celebrity in the group – I mean, look at those eyes! Behold, the majestic Peso Owl in flight.

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Willie’s human wanted him Photoshopped riding something “bad ass”…well, what’s more bad ass than Joust? This was a lot of fun…I learned how to pixilate photos with this one. It’s always nice when one of these challenges teaches me a new trick.

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Then, someone in the comments posted a photo of Putin, shirtless, riding a horse, and said, “Someone please put him on the horse with Putin!” Challenge accepted.

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Gilligan reminded me of an ancient Egyptian cat, so I put him in the temple at Abydos. Not super happy with how it turned out…but Gillgan’s human loved it. Again, that’s kind of the point.

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This is Colonel Gentleman. His original photo looked like he was sitting behind a desk, so… Fun fact: the base I used was a photo of Socks sitting behind Bill Clinton’s Resolute Desk.

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Another person posted her adorable foster kittens Meeps, Sully and Toque….it was the obvious choice. I wish Toque’s photo had been larger, though.

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Another obvious choice. I had fun with the bubbles.

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Daniel had to have his back leg shaved for an operation, and his owner wanted us to cover it up. I used a photo of a peacock I took at Borås Djurpark last summer, and used feather brushes to fill in spots.

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This is today’s project. Bailey’s human wanted him to turn his blep against evil. This was the most evil I could think of.

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Well, either that, or this. Potato, potahto.

Aby-a-Day – 25 Februari 2020: The Zakdalorian again (Cartoon Tuesday)

Last week, I posted a sketch and a preliminary inking of Izaak as The Child (aka Baby Yoda)

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Starting with the shaded ink layer I did last week, I changed it from black to blue-green and did a second, cleaner ink layer.

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The whiskers and eyeshine are actually on their own layer. I really like having the whiskers as a separate layer from the rest of the drawing. There’s also a slight outer glow on this layer.

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Using the clean ink version, I made a flat colour layer. This layer is about 70% opaque.

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Using the same colours, and following the shading done on the first ink, I added a texture layer, with the fur and ticking and the rough cloth of the robe.

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The background is a combination of the original screenshot I based my drawing on, and a painted background using bark and grass brushes, run through the oil painting filter.

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I also added a shadow and backlighting, to capture the feel of the original scene.

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One final, tiny touch: I have a set of steam/smoke brushes. One little stamp at 60% opacity, and…the bone broth is hot!

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And here is the final, complete drawing. I am pretty proud of this one!

Aby-a-Day – 18 Februari 2020: The Zakdalorian (Cartoon Tuesday)

Like 90% of the world, Björn and I watched the The Mandalorian a few weeks ago. and the minute I saw Baby Yoda/”The Child” sipping a cup of bone broth, I knew what had to be done.

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So far, it’s just at the sketch and ink phase…I am trying to decide how I want to colour it. The green of Baby Yoda’s skin is almost the same colour as Izaak’s eyes, but it won’t look as much like Baby Yoda if I colour it in sepia tones…so I am still deciding how I want to finish this. I also have an untested idea of doing a pale green background, with an overlay of sepia ticking.

I need to think about this. Stay tuned for the finished version!