Undisclosed client, 2023
Procreate, Clip Studio Paint
Six friends depicted as animals gather around a TV, among ferns, cycads and other foliage: a stylized Tyrannosaurus rex, manatee, Velociraptor, Ragdoll cat, puffin, and Stegosaurus.
One of my favorite recent projects. It was fun to work on something so different from the abstract, physical-sciences topics I typically take on: macroscopic, biological, and (mostly) non-spherical!
Sketches & process
The T-rex was the most challenging. Rather than scientifically-accurate, the client requested a more pop-cultural take. Stylizing a real animal based only on artistic interpretations (with varying degrees of accuracy), and no living / photographic reference, is like a visual game of telephone.
© Olena Shmahalo