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:


  1. Hi Aaron it's Amber,
    Omg so cute! If this does end up becoming a children's book, I will 100% buy it. Even though I don't have any kids as of today, it would be awesome to help an Instagram friend out, as well as add to my collection of things for my future child. Much love, Amber. <3

  2. You. Are. Amazing. At. Everything. You. Do