Uploaded 24/05/2016 15:19
This is Nicolai Bunny's drawing of Thomas Painter, brought to life with ink and color. I kept the picture faithful to the original, although I expanded the waistband on his diaper... it just looks better that way, I think.
I've got about a half-dozen babyfur characters, but this guy's got a special spot in my heart. Unlike Byron, who was the product of countless hours spent in front of the television, Thomas was inspired by nature. When I was a child, my father had a trailer sitting next to a river, and on summer days, I'd sit right next to its edge, watching the turtles sun themselves on stray logs and rocks. They were always just out of reach, and quick to dive if you tried to approach them on the shoreline. I guess Thomas was my way of getting a little closer to these fascinating creatures.