It was my birthday last week so I gifted myself a little time (but alas not enough!) to take part this month. A little plea for the prompt to come in earlier next month!
My Albert is a pine marten who has hitherto led a very quiet life, but over the summer holidays he made friends with Lizzie, a little human girl. She finds school hard and prefers to be out exploring the woods, but maybe Albert’s enthusiasm for making friends and finding the fun in the classroom will prove infectious? When I was drawing this I was thinking of late summer and early autumn mornings when the weather is balanced between warmth and chill. It’s a UK primary school, hence the uniforms and the small, more higgledy piggledy school buildings.
I tried to show both them looking into the playground and their view of the playground at the same time. Not sure if that worked really, and I definitely didn’t manage to allocate the preferred 80/20 distribution for the details but hey, I actually finished something, which is the beauty of the monthly contest for me as my chances to draw are squeezed between study and work and my family!
Loving the different takes so far and looking forward to seeing what comes in as the deadline looms!