@ntopaz Gif contest Ivan the Dog & House problems

in ntopaz •  6 months ago  (edited)

ntopaz-image-0Here is the first layers of my sketch for the gif

Another layer

Some colour added


Here is the final study without animation with all the layers turned on.

And of course the final Animation:

In all honesty I'm not even sure if this is the type of Gif required for the contest.

Mainly I wanted to participate in a contest on @ntopaz as they've been a pretty good source for many of the artists to collect together here on Steemit and just wanted to show my support.

About the painting made

is a sketch from some images I had when I was last in Kent. I miss England so much and this was a fun day out with my friend Michael and of course Ivan the Dog. We were antiquing that day and had stopped for coffees and buns. Ivan was eyeing up the lovely froth on the coffee.

I have had a rather bad week.

With the unending list of things I have to do this year thus far, we've decided we have to rent out the main house here at Toad Hall. Costs are high at such a place and we are simply poor church mice. However, what we are willing to put up with in the house as 'quirky and romantic' those paying to stay in the Summer would not find so. Thus, we have started with the main bathroom rehaul.

We hired a new handyman (as our old had past away) and I can't even begin to tell you the mess he made over the weekend. That is for another post.

Suffice it to say @winstonalden and I are now having to take over the project and spent the last two days fixing his problems and starting the work ourselves.

Redoing shower walls, adding beadboard, cutting around things.

The plumber in his attempt to fix the wrongs of Toad Hall plumbing

has left us without a shower and sink now for a week and we have suffice it to say, wanting one badly. It is not turning out to be the best year.

SO, recalling a casual afternoon in England simply shopping is what I needed this morning.

I'm not sure when such days will return again for some time, who can say?

I hope all of you have a better week then I've had thus far. And good luck to other participants in the @ntopaz contest.

As always, if you feel so inclined, upvote, resteem, and by all means comment.

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He oído del concurso y tienes mucho talento para ganar. El perro inspira una ternura en su mirada, cómo pidiendo algo para él y el abrazo de su amigo indica amistad, me encanta el baño de acuarelas que le das con tu técnica de Photoshop. Felicidades.

Muchas gracias @carolinacardoza . En realidad no uso Photoshop, uso Painter 12, desearía poder usar Photoshop pero solo lo uso para editar

Oh,Donna it is very beautiful:) Of course it fits the rules of the contest.I like how you added the colour to the gif and i hope to see more:)

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thanks so much @georgeboya and I'm glad it fits the rules, I wasn't 100% sure what was meant by animated gif :)

Hi Donna, I like you GIF painting, especially the dog, who is very interested in a cup of coffee :) Glad you decided to paint the drawing that immediately changed the whole atmosphere. Good luck with contest

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Thanks @stef1 and yes adding colour always gives a sketch new life,eh?

What a lovely picture, Donna <3 The way your warmth and affection for these beautiful companions really show in your pieces, as if they are a part of the people's lives, family members to the witches and ladies that you draw them in :) So beautiful~

It is very frustrating when things break down and even more frustrating when the persons we engage made things even worse :( I hope you and @winstonalden will be able to sort through all that mess, and as smoothly as possible !

Gee thanks @veryspider and welcome back! Though you've probably been back a bit now ,I've not much time to be on Steemit with a bathroom in disrepair and our trying to build and carpenter ourselves :/ Glad to see you back and around though, it sounds like you needed a rest.

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It's really a nice gif and I love this sweet dog. I hope everything will be OK soon for the house 💓

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Thanks @silviabeneforti and yes he house... it's an ongoing process @winstonalden has had to take off days and give up his time off on his days off to help me fix the wrongs of the new 'handy man' whom we will never use again!

Such cool progress shots and I love the gif I hope it counts for the contest and good luck

Thanks @tattoodjay yeah even if it doesn't count, mostly doing it to show support for @ntopaz anyway :) I've been so lax on here as we've been everyday doing construction and 'find carpentry' to finish this bathroom rehab ourselves...it takes a lot of work, head scratching, measuring, cursing etc.

Showing support i good,I still haven’t looked into nTopaz I guess I should sometime, but finding time is always the challenge
With all the work going on there no surprise you haven’t had time for steemit, but it will be worth it when it is all done :)

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Wow! Very beautiful work! 😊

Wow! Very beautiful work! 😊

Ah, my friend, it has been awhile since we've talked. My life is busy, but not as busy as yours, that's for sure! Sounds like a nightmare. I've done a lot of bath remodel, and it does take a lot of time. And when you get someone really messing it up, a boat I've also sailed in, it makes an even BIGGER mess. Then again, I'm preaching to the choir, all of whom are standing knee deep in graywater, with either a plunger, monkey wrench, or drain rooter, ALL of them glaring at me over their wire-rimmed specks, as they try to get it all in order. I'm sorry choir, I think you are doing well. Maybe if you sing while you work, it will help. I know the seven dwarfs used to whistle, and it helped THEM. Though I don't think they were ever into heavy bath and kitchen remodel. So maybe that is 7 times removed nevermind. Yowza, this is a lot of DBabble....probably doesn't help the situation much either, but then, that is just my nature, by nature's god.

I hope you have some of it in order by now, as this is a new comment on a post that is getting ripe toward it's expiration date, much like so many breads and other experiments in my refridge. Oh, how I hate those science experiments that never get a badge. The nerve of 'them', not even a small one for participation. What AM I going on about here. Who knows. Something about badges. "We don't need no stinking badges". All obscure movie references aside, I DO hope you are doing better in the fixit realm of things, and the lights are still on, and water and plumbing flowing as it should. All DOWNHILL.

I love your drawing of Ivan. SO cute. I would love to meet him one day. And what a day that would be. To go antiquing in England with THE dda. THAT would be a day to remember. I don't drink coffee, but do occasionally drink tea, and as for looking at shops for old stuff, I can do THAT for days straight. So...that said, let me know when you are back in Merry Old England, and I'll see if I can build a raft and float over and join you. I look forward, at least to the end result, just in case the journey is fraught with perils above and beyond the call of all normal sea duty. Oh bother, I have no idea what I am going on about, just happy to be saying hello, after a long time of our past-usual long chats. Life does get so busy, what a BOTHER. Well, here's to hoping your day in May is a bonny good one. Good luck with the plumbing, drywalling and all that sort of jollyrot. Which I suppose is what you are excising there, except ignore that first, jolly part. I hate messing about in graywater sludge on any day. Sunday...the worst! Well, hope all is looking up, and I will go now. I have to mow the grass and the garden space. Cheers to you and W.A.