New Series: Animal Lovers
I believe personal projects are the key to a designer's sanity. It was due time to get back into some digital illustrations, so, in the spirit of spring, I decided to make a series of animals in love. The project was inspired by my brother and sister-in-law's bunnies, Tupelo & Chewy. The bunnies act more like an old married couple than honeymooners, but they're still clearly infatuated with one another. In my illustration, they're encircled with blooming flowers, trickling vines and butterflies.
The bunnies were the first piece, followed by kittykats. I wanted to capture the complex personalities of cats: they can be purring and loving one moment, then viciously attack your fingers the next. They're adorable evil and I chose a sweet and girly color palette to balance out the skulls, snakes, pentagrams and bones.
I can't honestly say I know much about a hedgehog's personality, so I surrounded them with fellow forest friends: songbirds, owls, bumblebees and ladybugs. They seem content with that.
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