Here are some more studies of Otis. His birthday is either close to, or the exact date of St. Patrick's Day. My family usually does a card for St. Patrick's, and I usually do an illustration. None of these studies will be used for the card...I will be posting that soon. The bottom drawing is a 3 hour warm up...his head was turning out very wobbly and ill proportioned, so I stopped. I still like it for many reasons, but it didn't make the grade for a finished piece.
The top drawings are an attempt to create something of a cartoon of Otis from my imagination. I still don't feel as though I captured him the way I would be proud of, but I may take some of these things to a finish later.