Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Freelance illustration, Illustrator for hire, illustration, artwork freelance
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I was approached to illustrate the poster for the production of a musical by an American children's theatre company.
It featured the amazing story of the most unlikely friendship between a young hippopotamus and an old tortoise.
Even more remarkable is the fact that this charming story is actually true!
Owen and Mzee met in unique circumstances and their friendship is a moving story that was firstly turned into a photo book and now will be performed as a musical on Broadway by the Vital Theatre Company.

photograph of Owen and Mzee hippo and tortoise

Here's some of the the reference I was sent.


pencil sketch of Owen and Mzee hippo and tortoise
Along with an early pencil sketch



finished illustration of Owen and Mzee hippo and tortoise
and the finished artwork produced in Photoshop




web post of Owen and Mzee hippo and tortoise

and the resulting poster and web post


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