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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"Wanna See Them Dancing"

Inspired by my little sister’s favourite movie (& probably mine) when we were kids, I decided do a painting for her birthday this year of Ariel.

Prints & other goodies 

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— 2 days ago with 9 notes
#ariel  #the little mermaid  #princess ariel  #Illustration  #flounder  #watercolor  #paintings  #childhood favorite 

Melbourne Dr. Sketchy’s celebrated its 8th birthday in June with the sexy songstress, Tanzer!

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— 2 weeks ago
#dr sketchys  #dr.sketchy  #life drawing  #tanzer  #twincest  #pinup  #burlesque  #singer 
A bit of Tank Girl fan art for the Weekly Trinquette drawing challenge. She is enjoying a rousing game of grenade golf.

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A bit of Tank Girl fan art for the Weekly Trinquette drawing challenge. She is enjoying a rousing game of grenade golf.

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— 4 weeks ago with 13 notes
#tank girl  #pin up  #trinquette  #fan art  #drawing  #punk  #jamie hewlett inspired 

My latest commission was to build a plush Loki from the Thor movies.

It is the second humanoid plush I’ve ever made and the first based on a real person. Tom Hiddleston in plush form!

He stands (leaning) roughly about 33cm tall and is made from fleece, jersey and felt with faux leather boots. I added fabric glitter paint to the gold felt to make it look more like metal. Or just more fabulous.

I was requested to also make the removable helmet to complete his costume which adds about another 8cm to the height.

The face and clothing details are a mix of appliqué and embroidery.

In all I think it is the most complex plush I have ever created but I’m very happy with the result!

Plush Toy Commissions - Etsy 

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— 1 month ago with 19 notes
#loki  #plush  #plushie  #toy  #craft  #tom hiddleston  #thor movies  #commission 

Dr Sketchy’s Melbourne May 2014 - featuring the brazen blonde bombshell, Bijou LaLa!

She preformed her brand new, supercharged, skipping/marching band girl routine and equally as breath-taking emerald feathered carnival dancer.

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— 1 month ago with 28 notes
#bijou lala  #burlesque  #dr.sketchy  #dr sketchys  #life drawing  #carnival dancer  #skipping girl 
I was commissioned recently to make another grey fox plush toy. 
This fox is roughly 19 inches from nose to the tip of the tail and about 10 inches high standing. It’s made from soft fleece material with a faux leather nose and black plastic eyes. As you see in the pictures it can stand on its own (carefully balanced) but is still floppy and huggable.

Custom Toy Commissions are available from my Etsy shop
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I was commissioned recently to make another grey fox plush toy.

This fox is roughly 19 inches from nose to the tip of the tail and about 10 inches high standing. It’s made from soft fleece material with a faux leather nose and black plastic eyes. As you see in the pictures it can stand on its own (carefully balanced) but is still floppy and huggable.

Custom Toy Commissions are available from my Etsy shop

MyBeautifulMonsters

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#plush  #plushie  #fox  #toy  #custom  #craft  #commission 
Beware the Jungle Drums of the Tiki Temptress!
Buy it here!
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Beware the Jungle Drums of the Tiki Temptress!

Buy it here!

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— 2 months ago with 9 notes
#tiki  #pin up  #pinup  #jungle girl  #drum 

Dr. Sketchy’s Melb March- Evie Red

I’m still catching up with posting things from last month, no, make that 2 months back now!

On the last Sunday of March our Dr.Sketchy’s group had the pleasure to draw the adorable Evie Red as a glamorous retro dame and a very playful playboy bunny.

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— 2 months ago with 63 notes
#evie red  #dr sketchys  #dr.sketchy  #life drawing  #burlesque  #Bunny Girl 

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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— 3 months ago with 2 notes
#custom  #plush  #plushie  #iggy  #original character  #craft