Here's a photo of Alfie out walking one morning and he stops by one of his favorite bushes. He usually puts his two paws up on the wood landscaping ties and sniffs the bush a few times. He looks kinda sleepy in this photo. I wanted to post this as well so that you can see that I try to incorporate actual landscapes and the look of the neighborhood as much as I can to base the Alfie cartoon in as much reality as I can. The smallest details can really get overlooked sometimes even when drawing a simple telephone pole so looking at a reference photo always helps. You can see the wood ties and bush in the corner of the new strip!
Next up the color and lettering....!