Catherine Fitzsimmons

by Catherine Fitzsimmons (@Jinx)

Happy new year! Since today begins my zodiac year, I thought I needed to do something special. And being a born yankee, I had to make the rooster a Rhode Island Red. (I'm actually from NH, but it doesn't have an official state chicken.)

Furry / Anthropomorphic
Finished Work
17 years and 294 days ago
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Posted: Wednesday, 09 February, 2005 @ 11:22 PM

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoy and appreciate my ever-continuing forays into new styles and methods of making art. I have so much fun with it.

As for the Chinese characters, the one on the right should say 'rooster', but I'm not so sure about the four on the left. I copied them off a coin that came in a 'lucky red envelope', which was from last year's Chinese new year. Supposedly, the coin symbolizes luck, health, and wealth in the new year, though as for what it literally says, your guess is as good as mine.

(P.S. - if anyone out there can tell me what they say, please do let me know.)

Posted: Wednesday, 09 March, 2005 @ 09:59 PM

Wow. That's awesome!!! What did you use to color it? Was it all CG or did you draw it and then color it on the computer. I can always use some pointers when it comes to computer graphics. I really did turn out well!!!

Posted: Monday, 14 March, 2005 @ 06:39 PM

I did an initial sketch, but I drew over the lines on separate layers in Photoshop to make what you see here. I made it entirely with the Pen tool, which makes vector-like curved lines and shapes. It was a lot of fun and successful for something of this unique style, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as a general pointer for computer-colored art. Thanks very much for such a nice comment.

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