So here is the completed version (or what I was able to complete in 4 hours),of “Fluffy and Cruel, ” 9 x 12, acrylic on illustration board.
This was my first assignment in my graduate program over at Marywood University; conceptual illustration. Here, I little girl stands in a moment of distraction and joy as a tourist of Seaworld ( I used blue and yellow to signify Seaworld’s trademark colors). Behind her is the ugly truth connected to where her dolphin celebrities are from .
I kept the lighting on both the foreground and background separate as to isolate the girl and her plushy dolphin toy from the gruesome, bloody reality.
Now I can get some rest and gear up for another week