SMUDGE 'The Frenchie' looks a little fierce but is really a friendly sort. Named for the smudges left behind when he greets you. Smudge is an urban nocturnal creature.
The design was inspired by a funky Gazania flower/seedhead. The shapes and patterns created were also used to create the geometric repeat pattern that forms the texturing on this creature.
Kukileaf designs are inspired by and created from a love of the natural world. Designs usually commence with photography particularly of plants. The shapes, patterns and textures captured are utilised in a variety of ways to create the final image. The image may go through multiple rounds of sketches and digital manipulation prior to final production. Despite the variety of end results produced the process is similar for all works.