Pen and watercolour "Curly Animals"

Many moons ago, I created a set of eight pen and watercolour illustrations that I call my "Curly Animals", featuring a Cape chameleon, leopard, pangolin, zebra, hippopotamus, guinea fowl, giraffe and springbuck.

I had them printed them on post cards, because I thought they'd be really retro and cool, but alas, they weren't very popular! I believe the illustrations are worth revisiting, so I've been sharing them on my Facebook and Instagram, trusting that my loyal followers will help me find some inspiration regarding future applications.

Downloadable wall art? Greeting cards or gift tags? Jewellery (pendants or earrings might be cute)? What do you think?⁠

When I asked this question on social media, quite a few of my followers voted for coasters. I have already started researching this as an option. So, watch this space!!

For now, enjoy a little behind-the-scenes peek into the creation of these illustrations:

leopard pen and watercolour illustration work in progress

leopard pen and watercolour illustration work in progress

zebra and chameleon pen and watercolour illustration work in progress

pangolin pen and watercolour illustration work in progress

pangolin pen and watercolour illustration work in progress

springbuck and giraffe pen and watercolour illustration work in progress

guinea fowl pen and watercolour illustration work in progress

south african animals pen and watercolour illustrations

hand made animal postcards and bottle cap magnets

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