Artist Residency at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort: Picture Book / by Pleasant Folk

I felt inspired to create a few characters based on my stay at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. I incorporated their bird logo and a sweet puppy! Puppies are a departure from my usual cat illustrations, but I wanted to challenge myself. I created Marti, the Busy French Bulldog who works in the resort.

A bit of a back story…The resort houses many artworks by Colombian artist Fernando Botero. The Fat Bird is a featured sculpture that sits in the fountain in front of the Chateau at Nemacolin Resort. The Resort commissioned artist Barney Boller to create a likeness of Botero’s fat bird to use as their logo. I then created Bo, the Round Little Bird named after Botero! The resulting comics are loosely inspired by Nemacolin Woodlands Resort set in the fictional New Woods Hotel.

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Marti the Busy French Bulldog

Marti the Busy French Bulldog

 
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