Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tentative Ventures Into Anthropomorphism

Once upon a time I really wanted to make pictures of animals behaving like people, but the illustration projects I took on only featured people behaving like people. Fortunately, my niece Nyssa had a dollhouse inhabited by rabbits and my niece Emily's dollhouse was overrun by badgers and both abodes needed some interior decorating, so one Christmas I made these portraits in ink and acrylic paint on museum board. The rabbit measures about 1.75 x 1.25 inches (including the frame) and the badger is about 2 inches square.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Every Raccoon Speaks Bliss To Me...

A scene from Little Raccoon's Big Question. And while these normally nocturnal animals shouldn't really be roaming in broad daylight, they shouldn't really be wearing pants and sweaters, either. My mistake!