Monday, December 15, 2008

Rambunctious



I've read quite a bit about the arctic region when I tried to syndicate my own Arctic Circle comic strip. Obviously I did not make it after three attempts. Although the Arctic Circle title did with Alex Hallatt's strip, which was originally titled Polar Circle. Sour grapes on my part? Obviously some, but that's another post. You can check out some of my submissions here on my website.

My point on this post is that I read somewhere that arctic wolves don't like arctic foxes too much and will sometime throw one in the den for the cubs to "play" with. My memory may be faulty on the facts, but it made for a fun idea of a fox babysitting a group of rambunctious cubs. Since I'm still on business in Mexico, I went with my gut reaction and stuck to what I know.

On a side note for some reason the extremely nice babysitters my sister and I had brought out the most obnoxious behavior in us. To those nice sitters I apologize.

FYI - this was a pencil sketch on recycled paper, inked with a Pigma brush pen (hate 'em, but they do in pinch like this), photographed with a digital camera and white highlights added in GIMP.

7 comments:

Alina Chau said...

HA! HA!! That's a fun illo!

benconservato said...

sure is, plus I learnt something today from reading our blog.

Duncan said...

Lovely illustration and enjoyed you artic strip too!

UIRU said...

I love the idea and the white hi-lites really make this drawing jump out.

theartofpuro said...

Lovely illustration and funny idea,love your style

Danyell said...

That is very cute. I love the expressions and the limited color.

Rai Dal Borra said...

That is so fun! Love it!