What’s the inspiration behind your design?
This illustration started with one of my “muses” as inspiration. She’s a cat called Helvetica that I used to live with. I wanted to represent her in a kind of alien way yet using traditional tiger tattoo imagery. Perhaps because we have been apart for so long I feel distant from her but still think of her often. I used the alien eyes and weird colours, for a normal cat, to show that distance yet kept a lot of her unique features like her fur patterns as they are.