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Old 11-27-2005, 12:05 PM
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Fun Christmas Photo

Please give me your honest critiques on this Christmas card insert.

I doubt anyone's going to believe that this cat would actually sit still for a sled ride, but my goal here was to create something fun, yet believeable enough.

I'm not happy about the cat. It's the third cat I've done. It's good enough, but I was hoping for the cat to have a truly petrified look on his face. In reality, he was just yawning, and I have not photoshopped the cat's expression at all. The cat extraction was done with a mask and several paint brushes.

Oh, and the hats. Perhaps they all should have Santa hats?

Ken
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Old 11-27-2005, 12:44 PM
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Of course it isn't believable, so what. As to the cat, don't tell anyone its yawning.

I think its just really fun and expresses the season wonderfully.

Happy Holidays
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Old 11-27-2005, 02:27 PM
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I would put a santa hat on dad. Good idea, sure to bring a grin or two!!
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Old 11-27-2005, 03:13 PM
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I think it will make a great Christmas card. Beautiful family! Is the cat a family pet?
I would remove the cat claws in the picture..I am sure you are wanting to show his/her wanting to hold on for dear life....but look awful dangerous around the kids..a grandma here.. could you show that in a different way..just the expression maybe or make them more realistic in size?

Also as already suggested adding a hat to Dad would be a good and I would suggest one on the sweet baby!! ..even the cat!!

I again think the work done just purrfect!! LOL
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Old 11-27-2005, 03:25 PM
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I agree with all comments...thank you. I'll go with the Santa hats and smaller claws.

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Old 11-27-2005, 07:37 PM
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Ken - I love it! I really think the expression on the cat's face is perfect. Kinda grinch-like "Bah-humbug, just get me off this thing..." What fun...great job!

- Kurt
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Old 11-27-2005, 10:31 PM
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Thanks! As a finishing touch, I brightened Dad's face a tad. I considered a Santa hat for the Cat, but his ears are just too cute! In fact, I enlarged the ears by about 20%. Not so much as to look silly, but just enough to slightly enhance his cuteness.

Kenny
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:30 PM
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very nice!

only thing that bugs me about this is the 'Merry Christmas' the blue font on a blue background that runs over a dark pine tree, making the C and s a bit difficult to see. i'd consider a white font, perhaps, or scrunching the lettering in closer so as not to be obscured by the tree branches. the blue on blue would then be ok. (sorry, this is just one of my bugaboos with web pages where lettering is hard to read because of poor color choices or poor background choices) so, it's a minor point. i can read it

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Old 11-28-2005, 07:54 AM
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Ken, wonderful and creative idea! I like the angle, the font, the whole treatment. I would also give dad a Santa hat. I'm still not sure about the cat. It's really cute, but it takes center stage away from the family. Probably just me.
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Old 11-28-2005, 08:40 AM
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I like it, I think the idea of 'fun' is encapsulated by the inclusion of the cat
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