Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"Anthropomorphic," Anyone?

All dressed animal art, also known as animal character art, is "anthropomorphic." This big word actually has quite a simple meaning: "the attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena. The term derives from the combination of the Greek words ánthropos (human) and morphe, (shape or form)."

This illustration - "The Interrupted  Feast" by Racey Helps - is a perfect example. As badger cooks up little campfire meal of sausage links, the smoke and flames from the fire bring the local Fire Department (comprised entirely of bunnies) running! It's humorous, colorful, sweet, and fun, and a great example of mid-20th century anthropomorphic, or dressed animal, art.

If you'd like to see my own anthropomorphic art, Whimbletails™, please click here
To visit my online store featuring a large variety of great products, gifts, and collectibles featuring all my whimsical animal illustrations, please go to Adele's Cute Animal Art Shop.

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