Ask me anything   Welcome! I'm Lily McDonnell

I'm a freelance illustrator & designer. I also make custom plush toys. And lots of other crazy craft projects.

More of my work can be found on:

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I recently made a plush toy from a client’s original character ‘Iggy’.

Iggy is made of pale green fleece with appliqué yellow felt for the markings with a big pink felt grin. 

I’m really pleased with how he turned out, particularly the complexity of the markings. 

For customs Toys visit My Etsy Shop 

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— 5 hours ago
#custom  #plush  #plushie  #iggy  #original character  #craft 
I did this illustration for my new business cards. I thought it was a pretty clever play on my web name and what I do :)
Featuring a rockabilly Bride of Frankenstein and my original Gumdrop Dragon plush toy.
Custom Plush Gumdrop Dragons can be requested at my Etsy shop
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I did this illustration for my new business cards. I thought it was a pretty clever play on my web name and what I do :)

Featuring a rockabilly Bride of Frankenstein and my original Gumdrop Dragon plush toy.

Custom Plush Gumdrop Dragons can be requested at my Etsy shop

MyBeautifulMonsters

— 2 days ago with 22 notes
#bride of frankenstein  #rockabilly  #pin up  #pinup  #monster girl  #gumdrop dragon  #plush 
Easter Rabbit (out of a Hat!)
A bewitching bunny emerges from her massive magical top hat!
Available as prints, tshirts and other goodies HERE.
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Easter Rabbit (out of a Hat!)

A bewitching bunny emerges from her massive magical top hat!

Available as prints, tshirts and other goodies HERE.

MyBeautifulMonsters

— 3 days ago with 45 notes
#Easter Bunny  #magic  #top hat  #pin up  #pinup  #bunny girl  #magic show 

My website back and better than ever but I have roughly a month’s worth of post to catch up on!

So I thought I would start with when I last updated and work my way up to the present…here goes!

Dr. Sketchy’s here in Melbourne run the last Sunday of every month so way back at the end of Feb I spent an afternoon drawing the very beautiful Nelli Scarlet.  She looked equally as lovely as The Virgin of Guadalupe and as her tempting mermaid. 

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— 1 week ago with 7 notes
#dr sketchys  #dr.sketchy  #life drawing  #nelli scarlet  #burlesque 
My refreshed & restyled website is back online! Check it out »»
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My refreshed & restyled website is back online! Check it out »»

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— 1 week ago with 1 note
#mybeautifulmonsters  #lily mcdonnell  #web design 
Fuzzy flipper slippers I made for my family for Christmas – Muppet feet!!!
Everyone got a different color!
I didn’t get a photo but the slippers all have proper plastic slipper soles. 
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Etsy Shop

Fuzzy flipper slippers I made for my family for Christmas – Muppet feet!!!

Everyone got a different color!

I didn’t get a photo but the slippers all have proper plastic slipper soles.

MyBeautifulMonsters 

Etsy Shop

— 2 months ago with 1 note
#flipper slippers  #muppets  #fuzzy slippers  #handmade 

 I forgot to post last week …

Robin Hood - fancy nobleman outlaws would have cool tattoos

Joan of Arc  - over come with devotion

Billy the Kid - you heard the kid, draw! 

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Twitter

— 2 months ago with 1 note
#sketch dailies  #joan of arc  #robin hood  #drawings  #billy the kid 
Cupid ’s Bow
My Valentine’s Day illustration got a little carried away this year.
Inspired by Alphonse Mucha’s ‘The Moon and the Stars’.

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Cupid ’s Bow

My Valentine’s Day illustration got a little carried away this year.

Inspired by Alphonse Mucha’s ‘The Moon and the Stars’.

MyBeautifulMonsters

— 2 months ago with 20 notes
#cupid  #valentine  #art nouveau  #archer  #female 
Redbubble is giving away 7 of my handmade toys! →

Redbubble is 7, So Let’s Celebrate with a Mr. Baxter Doll Giveaway!

— 2 months ago

I just completed a commission to create a plush version of the sea creature Loosha from Professor Layton.

The finished plush toy is roughly 30cm (~ 12 inches) long and made of blue grey fleece with black plastic eyes and hand stitched nose and mouth.

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Custom orders are avaliable on my Etsy Shop

— 2 months ago with 47 notes
#loosha  #professor layton  #plush plushie  #soft toy  #commission  #sea creature