One of my favourite Twitter feeds is @StudioTeaBreak. They’re the people behind the shape challenges that I do occasionally. They have a weekly schedule for different challenge types.
On Mondays they do a Mythical Mashup – where they suggest a mythical creature and a random item for you to put together. Tuesdays are a Shape Challenge – but an environmental one, taken from someone’s photograph. Wednesdays are another Shape Challenge. Thursdays are Portrait Challenges – where they present a piece of art or a sculpture for people to draw. And on Fridays a Weekend Challenge is presented by @CFcomiX, always something different.
Once it was to draw a legendary creature being affected by human crimes against nature (pollution etc), once it was to design a sandwich based on your personality, once it was to combine an animal with a musical instrument. Some of these weekend challenges intrigue me, and some don’t.
The Plantimals challenge was one of those that did.
I decided that one of the many Mondo Mascots I’d screenshotted to draw would be perfect for this challenge. There were actually a dozen that would meet the brief, but I settled for Hana-chan.
I did it digitally – I’m doing a lot of art digitally at the moment, I’m really enjoying it. And I managed to put it in a scene too, which I’m trying to do more. I tend to have a lot of characters floating in white space.
For the background I experimented with some of the fun brushes. I did not draw all those leaves individually.
I think it turned out really cute. What do you think?
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