Cute Australian Wildlife Illustrated Calendar – April Page
Here is April’s page in my cute Australian Wildlife Illustrated Calendar which features Ringo the Ringtail Possum eating his favourite ANZAC biscuits which was my illustration for ANZAC day last year.
Some interesting dates for your calendar this month is Easter Sunday on the 16th, International Mother Earth Day on the 22nd, and ANZAC Day on the 25th.
If you would like to have a look at all the pages in the calendar please have a look at the full calendar in my RedBubble store here…
It’s Me and My Cartoon!!
Here I am with my published cartoon in the Wildlife Australia Magazine!
Wildlife Australia Magazine Cartoon Work In Progress
Here are a couple of photos from my work in progress for the Wildlife Queensland Magazine cartoon. Over the past couple of months ideas went back and forth with the magazine editor to endeavour to produce the cartoon that would compliment the article, Learning form Loss, the best.
There were plenty of angles and directions this could have gone in. The article focuses on three animals that have become extinct in recent times and suggests that inquests should be made on their deaths, like humans, so that we can learn and protect future wildlife that are under threat.
My initial concepts ranged from animals holding an inquest through to scenes in heaven. But we always came back to a scene of pair of melomys stranded in open water as their story is the first mammal to become extinct due to raising sea levels from climate change.
The article points out that if we had known about the state of the melomys, one preservation action could have been to determine a captive breeding program for them, so my cartoon features the final pair of stranded melomys submitting their online application for the breeding program, before it is too late.
So here are a coupe of photos of the original drawing and photoshop colouring in for you 🙂
“Two cute melomys available immediately for a captive breeding program”
And here is a closer look at my cartoon in the Wildlife Australia magazine. Out of the three extinct animals the article focused on, I chose the bramble cay melomys as I enjoyed capturing their cuteness and they have huge visual impact. These melomys are the first mammal to become extinct by raising sea levels due to climate change and I think that is massive news that needs to be broadcasted. And as the article, ‘Learning From Loss’, highlights, why isn’t there an inquest into these extinctions for us to learn from, and could have set up a captive breeding program before it was too late.
My Cartoon got the Centrefold spot in Wildlife Australia Magazine!
I must admit I wasn’t expecting this. I got a banner image and centrefold spot in the Wildlife Australia Magazine!! My cartoon helps to illustrate an article called ‘Learning From Loss’ where scientist ask why wildlife extinctions don’t have inquests into their deaths like humans do. That why we might be able to learn more from these extinctions…
More about my cartoon tomorrow…
Exciting – Wildlife Australia Magazine with my cartoon has arrived!
Here it is, finally arrived in my letterbox – the Wildlife Australia Magazine that features my cartoon – wahoo!! Now which page is it on… find out tomorrow!
Have you got a copy of it? You can buy them here for Wildlife Queensland website…
Cute Sleeping Koala Hugging the Earth for Earth Hour
Here is the final illustration for Earth Hour that I have been working on this month featuring a cute koala hugging the Earth. What do you think? Did I make it cute enough?
Earth Hour is 8.30PM local time this evening where we should all switch everything off to how your support for changing climate change. I aimed to achieve this in my illustration with the vulnerable, cute and peaceful koala hugging the Earth with love at night time – this is what we should all be doing 🙂
Will you be switching off tonight?
Cute Koala Hugging Earth Merchandise Preview
Ok, so I couldn’t resist putting the cute koala illustration I am working on for Earth Hour on to some merchandise in my RedBubble shop. It’s far too cute to not go on a t-shirt at least haha! And that way you can show you love the Earth and your support for switching off and changing climate change everyday of the year.
So here is a little sneak preview of creating the merchandise in my RedBubble shop. What do you think? Pretty cute? I will show the full range off on Sunday…
Preview in Photoshop of Cute Koala Illustration for Earth Hour
Further to yesterdays sketch of my cute little sleeping koala here is in getting coloured in in Photoshop..!
How cute is it going to be?!
So when you switch off on Saturday remember to love and hug the Earth!