I find life events a natural source of inspiration for illustration projects. I’ve covered quite a few birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and births with drawings, and as one of my close friend just had a baby boy I couldn’t resist but to do it again.
The “brief” was very brief as the only information I had about the main subject was his name – Milo – and, yes he’s a cute baby boy! But no pictures as I was about to meet and see him for the first time only a week before I started, and prior to this, well, he wasn’t born yet. However as I’m talking of a very close friend, I had a good idea of the lovely vibes he was born with, and nature, travel, and exploration were safe concepts to play with.
So I started from that same idea but as the deadline was getting a bit tight I optimised this concept by giving one little cute character the responsibility to spell all the letters at once.
Here is the resulting buddy, fluffy as a puppy, curious as a bee, and sweet as a pea. Give me an M, I, L, and O, hello Milo!
So far both parents have approved the interpretation, I’ll check again with Milo in a few years to get his feedback :)