Monday, January 29, 2007

Cuteness And Getting Around A Subzero Photo Shoot...

In past years, when the temperature dipped this low and I had photos of models to shoot, it involved MANY layers of clothing, ice treads on my tripod and hoping that the shutter wouldn’t freeze on my poor camera.

Luckily, technology has improved and I have gotten smarter. I figured out how to do the photo shoot today with just the french door into the living room open to give me the sunlight I needed and the models set up on a chair right next to the door. It was still cold. I could see the waves of heat shimmering as the warm air of the house met the frigid air outside... but with a digital camera, I could tell right away if the shots were good. I think I like progress.

Digital cameras are also good for capturing cuteness. Smudgy was eating his veggies last night and we managed to get a good close-up of our fuzzy grey bundle. He’ll never be as much of a people person as Wuffles was, but at least he doesn’t bite the way Nipper and Jellybean did. They would latch onto you with their teeth and kind of dangle!

Today was also a great day for drawing. Every now and then my hands are able to just create something that I am proud of with very little changes. I’m working on a little cartoon dragon for some stuff on my CafePress site that I want to get up for February 1st, and it turned out SO CUTE! Both girls squealed in the supersonic range, so I think that it a good sign. Hopefully I can ink it tomorrow night and then get it into the computer on Wednesday.
This little dragon reminds me of a cross between Puss-In-Boots doing the big eyes in Shrek 2 and all the cuteness of Japanese Chibi Manga!


Linda said...

Hi Jennifer,

Smudgy looks so cute eating his veggies like a good boy! I used to have a hamster called Jellybean (and one called Sherbet Fountain!) and they were real biters. We had to wear gardening gloves to handle them!

I can't wait to see your latest little dragon. And yes, I agree that digital cameras are the best thing ever!

Have a great day!

monique said...

Smudgy is adorable!

Erin said...

Oh my gracious, he is so cute! I'm sending you an email.

Karen said...

Smudgy is so cute!!! We had one of those little ones once, and never could tame her down like we could the bigger ones. The last regular-sized one we had, took a while, too - her name came to be Biter, so you can imagine!