**GENERAL COMMENTS FOR FINALISTS (IN CAPITAL LETTERS) **
** OUR OVERARCHING GENERAL COMMENT IS THAT WE WOULD LIKE THE WINNING
DESIGN TO REFLECT THE ARTISTRY, TONE, AND EXCITEMENT OF HANDZOFTIME
AND LAWYERR'S SUBMISSIONS, WHILE ALSO CAPTURING REALISTIC DETAILS OF
SOPHIA, SUCH AS IS DONE BETTER IN THE OTHER FINALIST DESIGNS.
** PLEASE SEE THE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF SOPHIA THAT I HAVE RECENTLY
ADDED SO YOU CAN SEE EXACTLY WHAT SHE LOOKS LIKE. NOTE SPECIFICALLY
THE SHAPE OF THE EARS (GOOGLE OTHER PAPILLONS TO SEE THEIR
CHARACTERISTIC EAR SHAPE AND HOW THE HAIR FALLS IN RELATION TO THE
EARS), THE SHAPE OF THE CHIN/SNOUT, AND HER UNIQUE COLORING (WHICH IS
UNLIKE OTHER PAPILLONS).
** EVERYONE SHOULD STRIVE FOR THE LEVEL OF ARTISTIC QUALITY SEEN IN
HANDZOFTIME'S SUBMISSIONS. THOSE COME THE CLOSEST TO CAPTURING THE
ENTHUSIASM AND VITALITY WE'D LIKE THE LOGO TO COMMUNICATE.
I have attached a copy of the Varsity Pets logo and two photos of the
real Sophia. Essentially, we want to create a cute but kinda serious
cartoon superhero version of this dog. Not freakishly muscular, just
fit and sharp looking. No cape. Collar, lettering, and any other trim
should be in VP colors and font.
Here's more from her owner about what Sophia's true colors are:
I want to add that she has very dark brown eyes ( they almost look
black they are so dark).
There is also some sable specking, (although very sparingly)
throughout her body and legs.
Upon careful inspection I have noticed that she has the daintiest of
full sable eyelashes, which would add to her femininity in a cartoon.
Another feature which adds to her femininity is the subtle smokey
black eye liner look around her eyes. Her lips have a true black "eye
liner look" also.
There is a soft charcoal black area below and above her lips all the
way up to, around and over her nose. This is very subtle and difficult
to describe. It is best to look at a photo of her for this feature.
The Pappillion has the dew claws removed when very young. Which I
found out upon her arrival when I counted her 16 claws.
Her nails alternate white and black and are 75% covered with her paw
Her nails on her front paws from her left to her right (including
left and right paw) they are:
Her nails on her back paws from her left to her right (including left
and right paw) they are:
Her toe pads alternate pink and black and are:
On her front paws from her left to her right (including left and
right paw) they are:
On her back paws from her left to her right (including left and right
paw) they are:
Her palm pads, the big middle ones, all four are black.
The whiskers on her muzzle are white.
The whiskers on her cheeks are black.
The whiskers above her eyes are black.
The sable spot on her back and the sable spot at the base of her tail
are not 100% sable. The spot on her back and the spot on the base of
her tail both have about 40% black brindled in that creates a darker
sable appearance of about 50% of the total spot
The typical flat collar tangles and mats a long haired dog. Sophia
wears a deep cranberry colored rolled leather collar all the time. Her
white fur is so long that very little of the deep cranberry color