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Animal Lover Series

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. 

The full collection is available as phone cases on my Casetify shop:
Bunny Lovers: peach background or transparent background
Kitten Lovers: pink background or transparent background
Hedgehog Lovers: mint background or transparent background

Bunny Lovers available on my Etsy shop for $12.

Bunny Lovers available on my Etsy shop for $12.

Kitten Lovers available on my Etsy shop for $12.

Kitten Lovers available on my Etsy shop for $12.

Hedgehog Lovers available on my Etsy shop for $12.

Hedgehog Lovers available on my Etsy shop for $12.