Charlie, the wallaby // Charlie, el wallaby

Creo que va siendo hora de que cuente la historia detrás de esta ilustración.

I think it’s about time I tell the story behind this illustration.

Charlie the wallaby

Desde hace más de un año soy una voluntaria en Shepreth Wildlife Park, como ya mencioné en su día.  Pues bien, ahí vive un animalito que me enamoró desde el primer día en que su cuidador me lo presentó: CHARLIE. Charlie es un marsupial diprotodonto de la familia Macropodidae que no es lo suficientemente grande para ser considerado un canguro. Es decir, Charlie es un wallaby, y lo que le hace brillar entre todos sus amiguitos con marsupia del parque es el amor que rezuma por todos y cada uno de sus poros. Charlie fue criado a mano y es por ello que deja a los humanos que recogemos sus cacas rascarle la barbilla, cogerle las manitas y sobarle el lomito. Y muchas veces yo, como buena desequilibrada mental, me pregunto si sería posible llevármelo un día para casa disfrazado de niño para que nadie lo note. ¿Vosotros qué pensáis?

I’ve been a volunteer at Shepreth Wildlife Park for over a year now, as I mentioned in a previous post. Well, there lives a little animal who I fell in love with from the very first day his keeper introduced us: CHARLIE. Charlie is a small-sized macropod found in Australia and he belongs to the same taxonomic family as kangaroos. Therefore, Charlie is a wallaby and what makes him stand out from the rest of his fellow pouched buddies is the love that oozes from every single pore of his body. Charlie was hand-raised and that’s why he lets those humans who clean his poo scratch his chin, hold his hands and stroke his back. And, very often, I wonder, as the mentally unstable woman I am, if it would be possible to take him home disguised as a kid so as not to raise suspicion. What do you reckon?

Charlie the wallabyDel boceto a la obra final. // From the sketch to the finished piece.

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