These creatures were commissioned to reinforce the main points in the departing speech of Westpac’s CIO Dave Curran.
They were a real delight to illustrate and it was a privilege to work on them.
Whether it’s sketching on a plane or balancing a stylus on one knee on a park bench, I have been fortunate enough to have received copious amounts of inspiration over the last few years and challenged myself to try different techniques and subject matter.
Creatures are so much fun to design because we have an inventory of animals in our memories which we can reference. Making up a new one is like reading the children's book where you turn half the page and suddenly, “Now the shark has emu legs!”.
Characters by their nature beg to be drawn and re-imagined, and these are my experiments.
These next few characters were commissioned by Benny Coles A.K.A "Iron Jay" who wanted me to illustrate his team of buddies for his "Superhero wrestling parties" business. The dinosaur used to eat stuff but now leans on realestate signs…