Hamble and Felix Hamshanks.
Hamble dines exclusively on strips of salted beef and lemon juice, her husband Felix, subsists on whisky and dried prunes.
And here they are.
I think if I need a couple of baddies, these two might be it.
They make a dastardly living stealing pet rabbits, making them into slippers, and selling them to rich clients.
The dastardly cads.
Would it be ok to feature them in an illustration aimed at early readers, to go in my portfolio, or are they a bit too creepy, OR, would it be a good thing to vary my portfolio with them even if they are a bit creepy?
Do you think they would they be suitable for children's books as they are, or should I make them a bit more charicatured and fun?
Any thoughts would be welcomed :)
Below are two slightly more friendly looking old characters, this is Elsie Hotterpoppercot, and Ernie Bramble.
Elsie makes the scones, Ernie makes the jam.