This picture isn’t appropriate anymore, because the Halloween is over for this year, but I didn’t want to wait til next year. 😀
I didn’t like the previous background of this picture. You can see why. There were just some silly-looking bushes (now there are silly-looking bushes and some lights :D). I wanted the background look simple, but not that simple. I posted the picture too soon, when it was not ready. I did it, because I was in a rush and had so little time to finish it. But I so badly wanted to post it in the Halloween.
My main issue with the previous background, though, was that it was too green. Halloween takes place in the autumn. And in Estonia, where Kajsa and Kiko live, the nature changes in autumn. The leaves turn orange and yellow and brown, until on the Halloween, the nature suddenly looks like it’s a big pumpkin itself.
But, even if Halloween is over, then there’s no need to be sad. Because soon it’s Christmas! 😀 And if you didn’t know, then today it’s All Souls’ Day. Thus, I hope you have a beautiful and peaceful day (or evening, as in Estonia). 🙂
Kajsa and Kiko went trick-or-treating. What about you? 🙂
“Let’s make pancakes, Kiko!”
I want to thank everyone who said nice things about my first Kajsa and Kiko picture. I really appreciate your opinion, so it made me very happy that you liked it. Hope you like the new one, too. 🙂
* Unfortunately I didn’t came up with that cool apron design myself. I found this dress or vest with these cute pockets one day, when I searched cat-themed clothes, and it looked like something Kajsa (and me too) would love to wear, so I just stole the idea >D
Please meet Kajsa and her best friend Kiko, the so-called two-faced cat.
Though I drew it to look little bit like a book cover, I actually don’t write/illustrate a book. These characters just wanted to become alive. 🙂
Hope you like them!
One morning I played with Inkscape tool mesh, which I hadn’t used before. I once tried, but I didn’t really understand it. But then I discovered this tutorial and decided to try it again by drawing an apple. I used the apple from this article, which I later found out to be a political one (Trump alert!). At first my apple looked like this:
Not exactly what I wanted it to look (I need to learn this mesh thing more), so I used my previous knowledge and improved it. I added light and shadows and hundred little dots. And I must admit I’m quite satisfied with the result:
Of course it doesn’t look exactly like the original. One my co-worker even said that mine looks like a rotten apple. 😀 😀 But as Inkscape is not the tool for digital painting, I think it’s quite fine. What do you think?
And thank you for visiting. I hope that you all have beautiful summer. Here in Estonia it has been really warm and sunny almost a month already. soon, because farmers and forests need it, but until then, I enjoy the beautiful weather. 🙂
Last year, in April, I posted an unfinished picture about the Spring as a young girl planting. I had a plan to finish it later, but I wasn’t sure how to do the background. Now, more than one year later, I finally finished it. I hope you like it. 🙂
Thanks for the visiting! 🙂
“These things do not happen in dreams, dear girl,’ he said, vanishing up to his neck. ‘They happen only in nightmares.’
His head spiralled and he was gone.”
Marissa Meyer, Heartless
The yellowish colour is inspired by drawings of amazing John Kenn.