Sunday, 26 July 2009
Hyena...red in tooth & claw
The latest animal that Phil, Kev and I are to present in our 'mangled menagerie' is the hyena. There are surprising physical similarities in my treatment of the previous wonky donkey (see below) and this blooded beast but in personality, what a contrast! Whereas the old donkey finds life a trial Mr. cheesy grin is a creature that is happy in his work :) I don't think you can go wrong with caricaturing the 'happy' hyena.... might get tricky if you have to illustrate a manic depressive one I dare say... but a hunched set of hairy shoulders, spots and a smile does the trick I think. And I had as much fun drawing this as the hyena is having, although I did get red ink on my keyboard. Messy business illustration.
Nearly forgot chaps... the next animal will be... the camel (hope you don't get the hump over my choice ..tee hee:)