Koala painter has been a friend of mine for a very long time. To give you an idea, he did get his name from the KoalaPainter graphics program for Commodore 64, which I discovered when I first went to George R Allan grade school for grade 4–I was moved from French Immersion classes at Earl Kitchener to attend the gifted students program. It was quite a momentous change for someone so young, having to take the city bus to school instead of just walking two long-ish blocks down the street, meeting new classmates, but bonding over those fantastic computers and what they could do was something that brought us together.
I used a graphite stick to tone the background for this drawing, then erased it to get white sections like his chest and ears. I think I like the fact that this one is in gray instead of color.
Did you have to change schools when you were very young? What do you remember about that?