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Kritterland

Finished painting. Kritterland, Rob Elliott, 30″x40″, acrylic on canvas, 2021. Private collection.

I recently completed this large painting commissioned by a Chicago patron. Kritterland is an anthropomorphic spin on the famous Kiddieland amusement park sign which once stood in Melrose Park, Il.

Kiddieland sign, Melrose park, Il.

This painting was right up my alley. I sketched some urban animals in the same poses as the children on the original sign. As with all my fauna, I was careful not to make them too cute. There’s a feral edge to all my animals. You can dress them up, but maybe don’t invite them inside!

Raccoon detail. Kritterland, Rob Elliott 30″x40″, acrylic on canvas, 2021
Raccoon sketches for Kritterland.
The grub on the t-shirt is a C for “Chicago”. Skunk detail. Kritterland, Rob Elliott 30″x40″, acrylic on canvas, 2021.
Skunk sketch
This opossum didn’t make the cut.
Sign sketch, Raccoon, detail. Kritterland, Rob Elliott 30″x40″, acrylic on canvas. 2021
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Arizona sketchbook

I just got back from a trip to Arizona with Christine and my parents. I brought a sketchbook along with me, and did a page or two whenever I found a poolside table. All of these sketches are pretty loose, due either to wobbly surfaces, the randomness of my drawing utensils, or good ol’ heatstroke.

There’s nine big pages of sketches, which you can download as a PDF by clicking this LINK. (2 MB)

Here’s a sampling to whet your appetite:

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