This drawing was meant to be my entry to a competition. As it often happens, I got sidetracked with another image and submitted that instead (big mistake). Today I took my sweet time to finish this and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it (I also got to test some new liquid watercolor I just bought).
I really enjoy drawing animals and I wish I had more time to do it. So, when I recently visited the Berlin Zoo, I took my sketchbook with me and this is the result. I hope I will have the chance to turn it into a series but it all depends upon the other illustration work I have to do.
A while ago I drew an image which I titled ‘The Orphanage’ and wrote the beginning of a story to go with it. A very kind guy spread it over the web and people seemed to have liked it. Here’e another part of the story..
"We’re starting a new game", said the boy. The other children kept on playing in the field. The girl who always took her head with her, came closer to him: "What is it?" she curiously asked. "We just dug a hole in the ground and we want to bury something..alive in it, something that could make a noise. When everything goes silent in here, we will send a bunch of kids. It works almost like a treasure’s hunt but here’s more difficult as there’s no map.The winner is the kid who hears the noise and finds its source. Do you want to lend us your head?". The girl looked perplexed. She thought about it and then she spoke: "Uhm..only if the winner doesn’t get to keep it. I want my head back."
Inspiration for most of the characters in this image come from old photos, courtesy of the amazing Twitter people I am following.