Time for some color and cute little buggers and birds. I came up with these guys as class demonstrations around 2002 while teaching Visual Development at my school The Animation Academy in Burbank. I subsequently published them in our schedule for the following semester and got a boost in enrollment as a result. When I asked the new students why they joined us many of them said it was because of these characters confirming what I learned from experience. Cuteness sells. Painted with watercolor and gouache on a pencil sketch.