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Native Otter

Native Otter

Illustration of an otter character design with accompanying animals that took on a Native American theme- Otter, Elk and Buffalo. This brief was to create a series of characters with a strong style and theme, illustrating these animals contextually to their origins. I took the creatures native to America - and adapted them stylistically for personalities matching their origins and link to Native America. Experimenting by giving animals the personalities of the Americans who donned their names 'crazy otter, 'sitting elk', 'black buffalo' was a rich, colourful way to create beautiful and charming character designs.