Just like that, it’s suddenly February?! My kid still has Christmas candy (and Halloween, oops!) but I wanna buy him Valentine chocolates too! There’s more heart-shaped silly sweetness to be had with this month’s coloring pages. Although the first one is a bit on the messy side. It seems Pug Pup has a rather large box of chocolates and some of it ended up on her head?! It leaves TeaCup Pup rather startled!
For the second coloring page, I had some trouble deciding on what it should look like, but I knew Scruffy Pup should bring some lovey gifts to one of the Commando Cats. In one of the earliest Princess Pups shorts, the Pups track down Pug Pup’s missing Valentines to find out that one of the Commando Cats took them – because he had none! But this year, Scruffy Pup is bringing that poor kitty multiple Valentine goodies right on time!
Like I mentioned, I had some challenges with this page because it felt like something was missing. Originally, I had Scruffy Pup just sitting and handing presents to the Commando Cat. I realized it would be more fun if Scruffy Pup was dressed as cupid and floating! Magic! You can see the old sketch in this month’s timelapse video, where I yank my sketch of Scruffy Pup into the air and change it up. There’s even a tiny doodle of the new idea when I think of it. Magic again!
It’s a new year with cold January weather! My area has recently had super-cold weather with wind chills that were dangerous. Anytime it gets event slightly cold, I want to stay inside with a warm drink and a book. Or crochet, like Fluff Pup is doing in this month’s first coloring page! TeaCup Pup and Corgi Pup are too impatient to wait for the blanket to be finished before they start to use it though.
We also sorta had snow? But not as much to build a big snowman with…which is why the other coloring pages features all the pups chipping in to build a snowman! All the pups are lending a paw, although maybe Pug Pup needs to be informed the carrot is meant to stay on the snowman face instead of being eaten?
I roughed out both of these coloring page ideas in a tiny sketchbook I’ve started to leave in my bag when I go out, in case I end up with idle time and get a good drawing idea. I snapped a picture of the page and ported over the sketches to help with laying out the illustrations. You can see this happening in the first few seconds of this month’s Time Lapse as I move around chunks of sketch references while drawing! Be sure to grab these and all sorts of other coloring pages to fill your time while you stay safe and warm!
The Space Pups recent appearance in the Mech Mishap storyline made me think about how they would celebrate Christmas and decorating for it. Their planet doesn’t really have pine trees though…so maybe they’d decorate a small rocket ship instead? Since they have jet packs, they don’t have any trouble decorating up to the top or adding a space-themed topper!
I’m still getting pumpkin everything while I still can (including pumpkin scones). During some of our fall-themed activities, we visited a local farmer’s market that had so so so SO many gourds. Gourds are pretty weird looking, which made them excellent fodder for a new Princess Pups coloring page! Corgi Pup is trying to balance a wee pumpkin on her nose while Scruffy Pup and TeaCup pup examine other gourds!
You can find these and other fall and non-fall related coloring pages over in the coloring pages section! For this month’s time lapse, here’s the many directions that the gourds coloring page took! The cinderella pumpking that Corgi Pup is balancing on had to be just the right size.
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