I already knew what animal I wanted to do for this week's Summer of Colour before I knew what the ice cream inspiration was so although these are not the colours I would ever have chosen for this particular Doodimal™ (doodle animal - d'you see what I did there?!), I still wanted to do this illustration. The ice cream flavour is another one I've not heard of before - Strawberry lemonade punch - a combination of pink and yellow, as I say not the colours I would otherwise ever have used together!
|Lonesome George - Watercolour and Ink Doodimal|
This is an illustration of Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island Giant Tortoise who died last Sunday on the Galapagos Islands. As his sub-species of tortoise has now effectively gone extinct, it's kind of a big deal for the planet, I think, and so I just wanted to do a wee tribute to him and yet another lost species.
In happier news, if you read my post on Friday, you'll know I entered my Giraffe illustration in the Art of Crafts' animal craft competition on Pinterest - well, thanks to everyone who liked/repinned it for me, it won 1st prize!!