Bus

I’ve designed a poster for my daughter’s Christmas present! Its a bus. With animals in it!

A London double-decker bus, with lots of zoo animals onboard.

A London double-decker bus, with lots of zoo animals onboard.

It took me a while to come up with this. Apart from having to fit it in-between my day job, and my dad duties, at first I wasn’t sure what to draw. I had a vague notion of that I should design a poster with animals on it, especially elephants. And poo. I think children love that sort of stuff. Don’t they?

Elephant doing a poo

Elephant doing a poo

The elephant alone, however, wasn’t quite cutting it for me. It needed something else. It needed mobility. It needed a bus.

Early draft of a bus

Early draft of a bus

After that, the everything sort of fell into place, as they do when elephants and buses are involved. All I needed to do now was to add the elephant’s fellow passengers on the bus, and the rest, of course, was history.

Progression of design iterations

Progression of design iterations

All I need to do now is find someone who will print it out nice and big onto an A2 canvas. Next on my list of things to draw are Santa Claus, and Hackney County Hall. Watch this space…

Actually I’ve just realised, I think I forgot to add the poo to the final design… argh!

5 Replies to “Bus”

  1. Send it to threadless James..!!!
    Love to see it on a tshirt ..

  2. Good idea! Thanks for the Threadless tip off. I haven’t seen that before. I’ll definitely look into submitting something to them…

  3. Love this picture, Cate is going to have so many wonderful stories made up from it!

  4. Love it! 🙂

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