Mandarin Bush Monkey

This piece was fun to work with. For this project, I wanted to create a creature that looked like it could exist in real life, and I wanted it to look cute. After working on and off on the project I remembered some of my trips to the Costa Rican jungle, and enjoying watching some white face capuchins eating, moving, and jumping around zealously. Moreover, I loved how monkey mums kept their babies on top of their backs, and I felt that could add the cuteness I was looking for and make the illustration feel relatable. So I gathered my references, and I decided to use the Bush Baby, Squirrel Monkey, and Mandarin duck for this project.