Illustration AntzDance

des - AntzDance

 
Artwork for a Resource Book for Teachers
I've had a few fun assignments in recent years doing illustrations for books for teachers.

The idea here was to promote co-operative behaviour among kids in primary schools. I thought ants - appropriately anthropomorphised - would be a good example of groups working co-operatively.

I was given the various chapter titles and ran off a series of drawings to illustrate the key points. The following photos are the cover pages for those chapters.
Illustrating ants is fun, but those extra arms - which I insisted on including because that's the kind of nitpicking idiot I am- do make it a little tricky to keep them all occupied.

...the colours aren't mine. The publishers dropped those in on my line work.

I did a batch of follow-up murals in various schools using these ants.

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des - 16.06.10 09:36
I hate bald insects.

Where's a good ANT'S HAIR when you need it?





.....aaaaaanywayyyy....
 
Kringe - 15.06.10 11:49
OK, I put an ANT to it ...
 
des - 15.06.10 11:40
What are the chANTses?

Enough of this foolish bANTer! Any more punsters here will be punished by burial in an anthill!

 
Kringe - 15.06.10 11:32
Yeah, as Bob Dylan sang: "The ANTS are my friends, they're blowing in the wind ..."
 
des - 15.06.10 11:11
It was a HANDY job - quite t-ANT-alising initially, but I tackled it INSECT-ions. At first I said "I cANT", but then I realised I was making a mountain out of an ANTHILL. (I know, it should be a molehill, but I asked my ANT Joan, and she thought it was more ANT-ertaining this way... )

...bet your sorry you started this now, ANT you?

 
Kringe - 15.06.10 08:12
F-ANT-astic!

I guess it's difficult to behave with two extra arms
 
 

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