Friday, February 27, 2015

Cat Tale

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Currently, I'm teaching my Digital Arts class how to use Adobe Illustrator.
Their assignment is to design a postage stamp. Along with an image, the stamp's value and the mythical country from which it's been issued must be present. This is the art I developed as I demonstrated Illustrator's various tools and techniques.
A special shout-out to Laurel Burch for the inspiration for this design.
Hmmmm … I just may order custom stamps.


  1. You could send that to the post office. I imagine a series with cats and dogs would be a winner :)

  2. Hi Linda! Thank you for your comment. Yes, I agree ... the pet industry in America is HUGE, so images of domestic animals could be a huge hit.

  3. What a fun assignment! Very cool image! Really love the boldness of both the lines and the color! Such a drastic contrast to the style I am used to seeing from you with Buttercup & Peet! Great to see a different side to your work!

  4. Hello, Mit! The truth is, Peet and Buttercup are a little jealous of all the attention my students are getting these days, and they're very inquisitive about this cat ... especially Buttercup. I've promised those two fur balls that I'll get back to them real soon. Thanks so much for your visit!