CNY 2016

Getting Down to Some Monkey Business

Chinese New Year was just around the corner. And since it was the year of the Monkey, I thought could do with some word play with the character (猴), which sounds like ‘good’ (好) in Cantonese.

The monkey face in that corner was traced/outlined from an actual soft-toy which I have. Thought I’d add a fortune hat to it and make it a Fortune Monkey.

Re-drawing the fortune hat
Re-drawing the fortune hat
Here's the Work-in-Progress Monkey Head
The Work-in-Progress Monkey Head
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Final product

This project, was my first attempt in using Affinity Design tools to re-draw the images, and playing with the gradient for the background.

Not the best colour selections, but good try for first attempt.