It took me two goes at getting the personality right for this funny little guy. I really wanted to capture their inquisitive fun loving personality. They really do smile for the camera!!
Quokka Fun Facts!!!
They live on Rottnest Island, which is just a quick ferry ride from Perth / Fremantle. Around 10,000 of these furry little fellas inhabit the island, as opposed to just 4,000 or so on mainland Australia.
When Dutch explorers first encountered the West Coast of Australia in the late 17th century, they thought quokkas were giant rats, and labelled the island ‘Rotte nest’ after the Dutch words for ‘rat nest’!!!! hahaha poor things
Quokkas aren’t just the cutest creature in Australia — they have also been labeled the happiest animal in the world!!! Quokkas come across as extra friendly because of the cheeky grin that’s permanently on their faces, it looks like they’re saying cheese when they pose for the camera. But all this smiling is actually an evolutionary feature that helps them pant and cool off!!! How would of thought that cooling off could look so adorable.
Quokkas come from the same family as Kangaroo's, as well as Wallabies and Wallaroo's.
And if ever you were unhappy or if life has just got the better of you, then tap in the hashtag #quokkaselfie and you will be instantly amused and won't be able to resist smiling at these funny furry little creatures.
Hand drawn with just lead pencil, coloured with watercolours and gouache paints.
841 x 1189 mm
33.1 x 46.8 in
594 x 841 mm
23.4 x 33.1 in
420 x 594 mm
16.5 x 23.4 in
297 x 420 mm
11.7 x 16.5 in
210 x 297 mm
8.3 x 11.7 in
148 x 210 mm
5.8 x 8.3 in
Available in 6 different sizes: A5 / A4 / A3 - 300gsm Printed on Premium Embossed Linen (posted in a recycled sturdy padded bag, each print is individually packaged with backing board and a BOPP recyclable cellophane sleeve
A2- 260gsm Satin Poster Paper A1 (free shipping) - 260gsm Satin Poster Paper A0 (free shipping) - 260gsm Satin Poster Paper (posters are made to order so please allow an extra 5 - 7 business days for custom printing). They are gently placed in a recycled cardboard tube, sealed and then posted.