I've discovered a really cool project at #anthrochallenge
, where you get to tackle a different anthro theme every month. This month's challenge is to create a picture using only 3 flat colours of your choice. I picked licorice
(the lines), dandelion yellow
(the light) and moss green
: A storybook illustration of a cosy little adventure. I picked a mole anthro character as they are seriously underloved and they remind me of 'The Wind in the Willows'. Technical details
: I wanted to practice using what I think is called negative space - it is quite difficult for me. The picture was entirely hand inked, scanned and the two other colours were then digitally added.
***Short children's story
: Mister Mole is a famous explorer and gourmand. His latest adventure has taken him to the exquisite Mousseron* region, most famed for its Caves of Champignon. The caves are a dangerous place and legends say they hide the tastiest mushrooms in the land. Many explorers would have gotten hopelessly lost in the labyrinth of tunnels, but not Mister Mole! With the aid of his keen nose, he and his native friend have discovered a treasure trove of the delicious mushrooms.
*'Mousseron' is a type of mushroom in French (St. George's mushroom in English), picked because it reminded me of 'mouse'. Champignon is 'mushroom' in French.
Any comments and/or critiques are deeply appreciated!