Here’s a little something I did for the current issue of “The Hollywood Reporter.” Several animation studios were asked by the magazine to reinterpret Sochi’s Olympic mascots, and what could be better than a snowboarding snow leopard? Only a saber-toothed snow leopard.
In my prehistoric version of the Sochi mascot I added a couple long fangs and replaced the composite board with a wooden one. I did this drawing in low-tech pen and ink with a little watercolor.
We discovered that the Sochi 2014 mascots perfectly match the personalities of Team NPR Sochi. Sonari is the cool snow leopard, Robert is the friendly bear (aka #nightmarebear) and Tamara is the happy little rabbit. It’s possible we’ve been working in close quarters too long.