Baby Groundhogs

Here are selections for another easy reader book I just finished. The story follows a family of groundhogs as the babies venture out of their den for the first time.

Baby Groundhogs

They enjoy munching on the green grass for a time before escaping back to the den when a fox appears. I tried to give the little guys some personality despite the need to portray them as realistically and not stylize too much.

Baby Groundhogs

I would rather have made them more animated and characterized, but the art direction dictated they be “real” groundhogs. I think I struck the right balance between real and cute.

Baby Groundhogs

Once again, I made all the preliminary drawings traditionally and then scanned and painted them in Photoshop.

See full post here: LIFE NEEDS ART2015-03-16.