Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lester the Basset - Children's Book Character Design

As some of you may know, and others may not, I have a bit of an obsession with short-legged long-eared creatures called Basset Hounds. So much so I now have one I call my own, who happens to be much more popular on instagram than I. His Instagram page is called Lester the Basset and he is nearing 13k followers fast: https://www.instagram.com/lesterthebasset/

Together with my girlfriend, we post stories and pictures about him, and I wanted to both celebrate and cartoon-ify him with this 'cute' illustration. Eventually, I plan on making a children's book starring my saggy boy, lots of ideas floating around my head, it's just a matter of picking one and completing it. 

For now, you can enjoy this drawing and the promise of the idea of a story to be:

And the real-life version: