So I came up with an idea to transform my sister into a character resembling something from a Peter Rabbit book. The hardest part was choosing an animal; I chose a Beaver in the end and called the character Mrs Muddle (because she likes to muddle secret ingredients into her recipes). So to start I did some studies of Beavers on brown paper with coloured pencil to get a feel for what they look like.
North American Beaver
Human like Beaver and Rodent like Beaver Study
Beaver doing the dishes?
The final sketch before adding watercolour.
The final product done in watercolour.
Mrs Muddle framed and ready to go.
I'm pretty happy with the result; she looks like a Beaver with a drinking problem baking a cake. lol