This guy was just a bit of fun. He was originally part of a larger composition but was cropped down for greater impact. I'm not sure if he is staring wistfully off into the distance or is looking down his nose (snout? What is it ferrets have?) but he is one of the most dapper ferrets I have had the pleasure of creating.
We were studying Art Nouveau in a theory class when I made this. It was a piece used in a sampler site I made for a Web Design class I took at the same time. It was challenging to try painting with illustrator - isolating segments to layer brushstrokes until it blended the way I wanted. The file was enormous by the time it was done, I was new to this and hadn't rasterised any of the hundreds of strokes.
Part of a mark making class I took in 2012. It involved working with all sorts of media from blu-tac to hundreds and thousands and really brought home how many ways there are to create an image. I still have a heap of the prints that that the class made that I used to frankenstein this guy together from. They're good to look at for inspiration when I'm stuck in a rut.
The basis of a poster I did concerning the effects climate change are predicted to have on population centres. The final outcome was okay but like a lot of the stuff I do, there's something about the sketchier side of things that appeals to me more. I guess I tend to enjoy the process over the product.