Illustration of Hercules the Porcupine


PORCUPINE: ANIMAL CHARACTER – AAF Nashville 2016 Student Gold ADDY Winner in Single Illustration Category.

Porcupine - Animal Character 2016 Student Gold Addy in Single Illustration

The challenge here was to come up with an animal character that does human acts. I had to combine several ideas into one. This resulted in Hercules, The Porcupine, using his own quill as an arrow, being a medieval character with helmet and a knife. Making the animal stand on two legs holding bow and arrow was a feat. Even more, was making each quill and painting them with two colors, once in white for the tip and then again brown for the rest of the length of the quill.