Yes, I have Googled this. Yes, it offered some good tips in general. But I figured I'd ask here, and get MORE info!
I want to re-do my signature, mostly to include Zinny.
Whenever I try to do my signature in GIMP, it always seems horribly small, even with the full 120 pixel height. It seems like other people's signature pictures are bigger than that. I just don't want to lose detail, really...I want my cats shown in as much of their splendor and glory as possible! LOL
As I want as much detail, I have considered doing just their faces. However, that doesn't show THEM... for instance, Paizly isn't a typical lynx point with just a solid cream body...she's got reds, browns, creams, all mottled together in an interesting pattern - hence her name. Nebbie isn't just black, but has ONE white spot on her hip. Zinny...eh, Zinny's kinda plain ol'e dilute tortie, but still unique in her own way.
It just seems if I do a whole body shot, I lose a little detail because of having the pictures so small.
Also... many tips on taking pictures usually say "just carry a camera around with you, and you'll get lots of interesting and candid pictures". Yeah, that's great for a general album. But I sort of want to know how to model
my cats, especially if I'll be doing a full body shot.
Paizly I wanted to have her sit on a paisley blanket. Nebbie I have a blanket that looks like a bunch of stars (as that's what she's sort of named after). Zinny I want on a flower motiff, since "zinara" is derived from a meaning of thistle flower.
But of course the instant I put them on these props, they're going to leave, or not sit in a proper way, or...well, it'll be SOOO hard to get them just right
Bleh. Cats are frustrating.