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This lift-the-flap illustration mock up happened by accident when I found a small piece of bright yellow card that reminded me of the colour of cheese you get in cartoons, especially the Tom and Jerry cartoons.
I initially created a rough in a sketchbook which took no time at all. Although you could see it is a mouse behind the flap I wanted an element of surprise – which is were the mouse’s large sharp teeth came in. Completing the lift-the-flap illustration was so much fun and took less than an hour using acrylics and a fine liner on watercolour paper, permanent markers on the cards, glue and scissors.
‘Mouse with cheese’ by Gillian Hebblewhite 2021 © Some Rights Reserved: