Sunday, August 2, 2009

Illustration Friday - Modify aka I Spent My Weekend Drawing Elephants

Former circus elephant Elvis will quickly learn that he needs to modify his behavior if he wants to be accepted into the herd.

Truthfully, when I first saw this topic I considered linking to my previous Polar Pals post. Since modify and adapt are synonyms, I thought I could get away with it. Then I realized that I would only be cheating myself, so I spent the weekend drawing elephants.

As a personal goal, I try to outdo myself for each Illustration Friday drawing. I think I've succeeded here. Three characters, a goofy costume, and an honest background that includes a ridiculous amount of grass and faded trees in the distance. I also have wrists and fingers that are killing me right now. Hooray for progress?

In case you were wondering why I picked the name Elvis, I figured that an awesome circus elephant would need a show-stopping name. I also like alliteration, and I couldn't think of anything cooler that started with E. Edward the Elephant just wouldn't do, not that Edward is a bad name or anything.


  1. Great work Anwar! Love your clean, fun style!

  2. Sounds like you had a great weekend and great work to show for it!

  3. Polar pals is sooooooooooo great but I am glad you didn't cheat us despite all the work and pain you did great!!! :)

  4. Well I think these elephants are just wonderful. The expression are perfect. The two in the back are saying "what the heck?" and the cute elephant in the front is just so darn proud of his talents. . .I would be too if I could balance a ball on my nose!

  5. Really great piece, Anwar. Thanks for stopping by so that I could discover your work! I, too, try to do a lot for my IF posts..(challenge myself a bit more each week)...and so BRAVO to you for doing something new and stretching yourself...just curious, what is your illustration medium of choice? Keep up the great work!

  6. oh bless hope he doesnt have to change completley to be accepted! lovely illu! x


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