Hissy, the KoalaSave Favorites
Hissy, the Koala was one of the fortunate creatures rescued from the huge bush fires - which are an annual event in Victoria Australia. Her front paw was badly burned, however she managed to get around well, and this image - she was backing down the tree whilst holding her paw. She was in the safe hands of the Healesville Sanctuary.
I photographed and sketched her on site and completed this image in my studio.
Scratchboard and Ampersand Ink for colour. Original sketches and photographs by Jan.