The fantastic plate above popped up in my Etsy suggestions last week, and I just about lost my mind! These are the charming, funny drawings by James Ward, AKA Jimbob Art, “Keeping animals in pants since 2010.” The adorable images are hand-drawn on ceramics, and they make me want to replace all my dishes.
Ward’s animal subjects are adorably anthropomorphized, and like me, they spend their time thinking about, interacting with, stealing, or eating food.
“I feel drawing anthropomorphic characters can describe so much about human emotions and personalities with the juxtaposition of the animal’s expression against his clothing, an item or text…
“One of the main contexts of my recent work is the idea that big scary animals can still express themselves and still like to eat cakes off plates! I often use stereotypes of animals, but aim to make them original and a bit quirky. What I like about drawing animal characters is the response from people who identify with them; usually telling me that they know someone who acts like one of them.”– About James Ward
Ward’s lovely art is also available on items like tea towels, totes, tankards, trays, tins, and other T words.