My Kingdom Displeases Me

This recent illustration was inspired by our cat, Hertzsprung. He never seems satisfied with anything we do for him! All the toys, food, and cuddles we give just aren't enough.

Starting with a pencil sketch, I inked all the lines in Photoshop in different colors. I often feel digital art is too "clean," so I kept the pencil sketch overlay, just cleaning up the lines in the more awkward places.

I love the lighting that this piece conveys in addition to the blend of fantasy and reality.


Prints will be available soon! 

"He's some kind of artist?"

Jonathan Schnapp is an artist, illustrator, and author out of Rochester, NY. He has exhibited nationally and is known in the local community for his colorful paintings of quirky animal characters. Why is his website named "Flimsy Robot"? It sounded "neat."

Many more images can be found on his Instagram.

"Sure, Schnapp's paintings evoke children's book illustrations, with their vivid colors and fantastical, detailed depictions anthropomorphized animals. But there is gravitas in the work, and scene implies an epic story filled with imagination and adventure." 

-Daniel J Kushner, the Rochester City Paper

© 2019 Jonathan Schnapp. A Corn Husk Publication.