Part of a series of illustrations for my daughter's nursery. Pen and colored pencil on cardstock.
Normally when I think of personifying the PNW, I think more regal and stoic, but those iterations felt too stiff to me. So I went for a cozier, softer feel. And the carpenter ant? Definitely the hardest insect to make look cute.
Others in the series:The SoutheastNew EnglandThe PrairieThe Rocky MountainsThe Southwest