Adorable Mole Rats and Jumping Spiders

Adorable Mole Rats and Jumping Spiders - student project

 

What a great idea for a class! The idea of sketching something realistically at first, looking at how it can be simplified and cute-ified, and re-drawing it several times really helped my cartooning.

 

I started out with some non-inimidatingly cute animals: a ferret, some monkey friends, etc.

 

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Then mole rats, spiders, and hammerhead sharks!

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My husband and I had a great time imagining the personality of this unassuming suburban mom shark.

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