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.

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