Monday, March 15, 2010

Another Duck

You probably guessed this would happen today.  When you do one famous duck, how can you not do the other?  We want to keep this fair, right?

Donald has loads of  'poses' to choose from, and I almost did an "angry" duck because it was funny but I thought you'd be more likely to use him if he was in a happy mood:

Here is the 'in process' photo:

One eye is small ovals and 1/2 width word window
The other is large ovals and word window
For the hat - trim your wide oval into a "bean" shape (well, that is what it looks like to me - a blue bean)
I think you can see the rest.

And here is a comparison of outlining your pieces with a black marker versus leaving them plain

I did not outline the beak because I didn't want to draw attention to the "seams" of the punch pieces.
And I didn't outline the entire way around the smaller white eye oval
(Actually I did and then rejected it and had to make another)


Carrie Rhoades said...

I don't really understand how you outline those pieces so perfectly, I am sure mine would be all over the place. Great job the markering makes it look so professional. Like those 3-D stickers people buy. I love the hat!!
Thanks again for a fabulous share!

Ellen Kemper said...

Haa haa heee heee heee

Oh Carrie, it cracks me up to see the words "so perfectly" used to describe what I do. The punch art is my thing because I can't cut straight - and I can't draw a line perfectly either.

Here is the outline tip. Lay your punch piece on scrap paper, take a fat marker like a Sharpie (oh, don't tell the SU police I said that) and run the fat marker around the edge of the piece - FEELING the edge - your marker is more on the scrap paper than the art work. This gives you a thin thin line on your punch art.

If I can do it - anyone can.

Whimcees said...

Wonderful! Could there be a 'different kind' of mouse in the future? :<)

I look at the number of punch characters you have made and it is too amazing - 47 animals alone! By the way, I loved Copy Cat! :<)

Wishing you a great week!

Barbara Diane

Ruby said...

Wow, great duck... memories from my last visit to Disneyworld. I love the hat too, you truly captured a very good image of him. Tks for sharing your creativity.

Carolyn Sharkas said...

I think you do this so perfectly, and I don't care what you say there is lots of talent in it. I have tried to recreate a couple and just couldn't get the expressions right. YOu are an artist, that's all there is to it.