Maria brings Thugs Bunny to life in book

Children’s book author Lee Allen, right, with student illustrator Maria Tydd

Children’s book author Lee Allen, right, with student illustrator Maria Tydd

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A FORMER graphics and digital media student has had her art work published in a new book.

Maria Tydd brought the colourful character ‘Thugs Bunny’ to life by creating illustrations for The Adventures of Thugs Bunny.

The book has been written by former primary school teacher Lee Allen, who contacted South Cheshire College’s Creative and Applied Arts department to see if students could help out with the illustrations.

The Foundation degree group were given a brief to come up with drawings and their interpretation of ‘Thugs Bunny’ which could be used on the book’s cover and inner pages.

Lee came into college to view all the entries and chose Maria’s work because she felt it was the best representation of the character and now the book has been published using Maria’s series of dazzling illustrations.

Lee said: “I live locally and when my first attempts to get someone to illustrate the book were unsuccessful, I approached the college’s art department to see if they could help.

“The students were asked to create an illustration for the character Thugs Bunny, and from the final entries I was looking for an illustration of how I imagine the character, with its lively personality, would look.

“I was pleased to be able to select Maria’s work from the group and hopefully, the project gave students some valuable experience at the same time.”

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