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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.

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.

Tupelo is the Dutch rabbit on the left & Chewy is on the right.

Tupelo is the Dutch rabbit on the left & Chewy is on the right.

Merry Christmas & Carol Annie, my favorite pets that I grew up with.

Merry Christmas & Carol Annie, my favorite pets that I grew up with.

Anonymous hedgehogs. 

Anonymous hedgehogs. 

I always get a kick out of seeing a designer's outlined art boards, so here's some behind-the-scenes for the curious.

I always get a kick out of seeing a designer's outlined art boards, so here's some behind-the-scenes for the curious.


Transparent Phone Cases    ↠ ↠ ↠   Bunny Lovers  •  Kitten Lovers  •  Hedgehog Lovers

Transparent Phone Cases    ↠ ↠ ↠   Bunny Lovers  •  Kitten Lovers  •  Hedgehog Lovers

Opaque Phone Cases    ↠ ↠ ↠   Bunny Lovers  •  Kitten Lovers  •  Hedgehog Lovers

Opaque Phone Cases    ↠ ↠ ↠   Bunny Lovers  •  Kitten Lovers  •  Hedgehog Lovers

Bunny Lovers available on my Etsy shop for $15.

Bunny Lovers available on my Etsy shop for $15.

Kitten Lovers available on my Etsy shop for $15.

Kitten Lovers available on my Etsy shop for $15.

Hedgehog Lovers available on my Etsy shop for $15.

Hedgehog Lovers available on my Etsy shop for $15.

Bunny Lovers studio pouch available here.

Bunny Lovers studio pouch available here.

Kitten Lovers studio pouch available here.

Kitten Lovers studio pouch available here.

Hedgehog Lovers studio pouch available here.

Hedgehog Lovers studio pouch available here.

Hedgehog Lovers pillow available here.   •   Kitten Lovers pillow available here.   •   Bunny Lovers pillow available here.

Hedgehog Lovers pillow available here.   •   Kitten Lovers pillow available here.   •   Bunny Lovers pillow available here.

Bunny Lovers tank top available here.

Bunny Lovers tank top available here.

Kitten Lovers fitted tee available here.

Kitten Lovers fitted tee available here.

Hedgehog Lovers v-neck available here.

Hedgehog Lovers v-neck available here.

Beach towel available here.

Kitten Lovers tote bag available here. • Hedgehog Lovers tote bag available here. • Bunny Lovers tote bag available here.

Kitten Lovers tote bag available here. • Hedgehog Lovers tote bag available here. • Bunny Lovers tote bag available here.