Although we’re all familiar with them, animal characters are a pretty strange idea really. Animals who dress up, eat, speak and generally behave just like humans…? Paddington is a great example, and there are so many to choose from: Mr Toad, Top Cat, Dangermouse, Roger Rabbit, the list is (almost) endless.
So during the past couple of sessions we’ve been inventing our own at Magic Carpet, and then making them into little 3D cutouts, with their own “environment”.
I’ve had lots of illustration jobs this month, which is amazing!… One for the June music listings for the Canteen, a logo for a friend’s business and illos for Bristol City Council’s festivals flyer and website. Am also working on a big piece of wooden bunting for Drawn in Bristol’s ‘Bunt’ show as part of Bristol’s Green Week, and submitting a big drawing for “Storytelling”, an exhibition over three venues (Hamilton House, Jamaica Street Studios and Motorcycle Showrooms) to be held during June. Crikey!
This was lots of fun to draw! I was asked to illustrate the Canteen’s music listings for June’s Hamilton House flyer. Here it is: