As a massive fan of the Jurassic Park franchise (and dinosaurs in general), I decided that for this year’s Jurassic June I’d create cartoon Jurassic Park characters based on the principal characters. Each character design was created as a pencil sketch before taking them into Adobe Illustrator and digitising as vector cartoon illustrations. Each character’s […]
More Hippo Cartoon Characters
You may remember my previous post about creating a new female hippo mascot design, Stella? Well, my client was so pleased with the initial character design that I was commissioned to create some additional hippo cartoon characters. The purpose of these characters is to accompany blog or social media posts. So using our first Stella […]
Designing a hippo cartoon character
I had a request recently to design a female hippo cartoon character. She needed to be friendly and welcoming, as well as instantly recognisable in busy LinkedIn and Facebook feeds.
Using cartoon characters for business
Concentration spans can be short and the quicker you can grab your audience’s attention, the better! We are naturally drawn (no pun intended) to fun things. Using cartoon characters in business works because simplicity sells!
Cartoon recovery truck logo design
I had a great deal of fun creating this cartoon logo design of a recovery truck for a local company. My brief was to design a fun cartoon logo depicting the recovery truck and two smiling occupants. The cartoon recovery truck also needed to be towing a large spanner, with sparks sparking from the trailing […]
Really Nick, more dinosaur cartoons?! I recently completed a series of dinosaur cartoons as part of Jurassic June, an online celebration of all things dinosaur and what better excuse to draw a series of dinosaur cartoons? A little bit of a ‘mammoth’ task, you might say… a new dinosaur every day?! I wanted to create […]
How do you draw cartoon dinosaurs?
You may have noticed that I have an unhealthy interest in dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. When I meet people at networking events, one of the questions I always get asked is ‘how do you draw cartoon dinosaurs’? Of course, my usual response is ‘I don’t know, it just kinda happens’! So let’s take a […]
You’ve probably already seen my cartoon Woolly Mammoth and Sabre-tooth tiger, but have you seen any of my other recent prehistoric animals? These were great fun to do – take a look below for yourself! Ceratogaulus This was my first real encounter with this critter – Ceratogaulus was basically a prehistoric rodent with a pair […]