Yoona Welling's Profile
Gidday from Tasmania!
In 1991 I decided to try to portray the Tasmanian Devil a bit more realistically than it had generally been depicted in the past. "Taz", the Warner Brothers characterization over-exaggerated aspects of the Devil, making it too fanciful and far removed from the real animal. This spinning tornado influenced the Devil logo used by Tourism Tasmania for many years to promote our island state. To look at Bugs Bunny or Daffty Duck it is obvious what creature is being represented, but not so with "Taz".
I was involved with a major Tasmanian Wildlife Park, where Devils were exhibited in large enclosures making viewing these unique creatures possible. I studied the Devils, realised they didn't run around with their mouths wide open all the time, did some drawings and came up with what I thought was a more realistic and friendly…
- Born on October 21
- Joined January 10, 2012