Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Cartoonification

*EDIT DOWN BELOW- detailing payment and final product!*
Go horse go!
So some of you may have seen a couple of my cartoon horses floating around (ahem, Prisoner and Courage) and some of you have taken interest. If you feel like supplying me with money for horse shows next year in exchange for cartoons of your horse, you have come to the right place!
When I can art correctly.
I have been trying to art. It is hard because some days I don't know if I have enough strength or control in my hands to do things like little details or even accurate strokes. This has been very frustrating to me because people want art and I never know when I will get it done. But when cooler temps hit, it seems as though I have better control and mildly feel better overall. Too hot or too cold and I don't function properly. I am unreliable.
Prisoner!
One night, the girls and I were talking about our horses' personalities and how it would be fun to turn them into cartoons. The next day, I drew Courage and Prisoner in pencil, took a picture, and then colored them using a mouse on photoshop. These were the results.
Courage!
People seemed to really really like them. Best part? Easier for my hands to do them. Except the whole coloring with a mouse thing was a real crap shoot. I investigated some graphics tablets and started working with the Intuous Art Tablet. It was a pain in the ass to relearn how to draw by drawing on the tablet and looking and my computer screen, but I figured it out. Even bigger pain in the ass? Adobe Illustrator. Never used it before. Really wish I had. Oh well.

After being contacted by Ogilvy Equestrian about my cartoons, I thought I might offer them to the public. It makes me feel like less of a failure to the hubs as far as bringing income in is, and is forcing me to work in a whole different genre. So, if you are interested of a cartoon of ponykins, here is a price list:

Horse Head Portrait- $30
Horse Head with tack-$35
Naked Horse Body- $40
Horse Body with Tack-$45

Any weird extras-$5-$10

If you would like any, please email me at alyssalapuh@gmail.com and list what you would like! Also, please provide a couple of sentences describing said horse (personality, special quirks, etc). I will do my best to incorporate that into the drawing. Please keep in mind that I still do have a hard time with my hands, but will get them done as soon as I can.

Payment by paypal is preferred, but I will also accept a check. Payment will be done after you have received your jpeg sample and are happy with the final product! JPEG file size will be at 300ppi sized to an 8.5x11 setting. If anything else is requested, I can certainly change the specs. I will also send a larger sized pdf file or tiff file, whichever you choose!

Thank you so much!

40 comments:

  1. Very cute! Great idea and I hope you get a ton of orders :)

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  2. *jumps up and down and claps* EEE so excited!!

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  3. Your drawings are great! Love them :)

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  4. I loved them! Would also love to help fund ypur show season :D

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    1. Ha, whenever you would like to help me with that, just send me an email ;)

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  5. I love your art!! I hope you're able to have a nice big show season!

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    1. You are the best. We all are the best.

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  7. I love these! I want one for sure. What size are they?

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    1. They can be any size you would like! I send two files. One jpeg and one ( I can't think of what it is called off the top of my head) but it is SUPER high res, so you can print off in any size :)

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    2. Cool! I'll contact you on Facebook. I think I want one of Roz and Emi. It would be cute to frame them side by side. :)

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    3. Gah, they would be so adorable!

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  8. this is a habit i'm happy to support- i love them! now to decide what i want!!!! :D

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    1. I'll be waiting for whenever you are ready ;)

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  9. AWEEESSSOOMMMEE! I too support this. Courage looks exactly how you would think he would. Studly and proud haha. I will definitely have to get in on this...

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  10. These are so cool! I definitely need to have you do Winn and Indy at some point.

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    1. Ooo yes! They would be so fun to draw!

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  11. Composing an email now! These are awesome!

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    1. Annnnddd yours are now complete! Hooray!

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  12. Oh awesome! I would love to have some cute cartoons versions of my herd :D

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  13. These are AWESOME!!!! I am definitely going to have to order a couple!!

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  14. I NEED these in my life! Sending you an email right now!!

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  15. We will be able to paypal or what will payment options be?

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    1. Paypal is preferred, but I will also accept a check! :)

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  16. I absolutely adore these!! Your cartoon style reminds me SO much of the old-style Disney animated movies. Think The Jungle Book and Robin Hood: that style. My favorite, btw. Definitely want one (or two!) after Lily's vet bills are paid off! :)

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  17. Squee 100% favouritism this post to hopefully help show funding when I find some.pocket change ♡♡♡♡

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