Gorilla art

I wanted to design a picture for my daughter’s sixth birthday showing her reading, leaning back against the warm body of a large animal: a dragon?  a bear?

The last few days  her favourite book turns out to be Anthony Browne’s Gorilla.  A little girl wants a gorilla for her birthday but is disappointed when she gets just a toy.  Then the magic happens … of course.

So she likes gorillas.  I finally got round to drawing this in the early hours of the morning.   Thanks to all the photographers whose pictures were accessible via google images – I didn’t have access to a high altitude tropical forest to work from life.

Birthday gorilla