Haaid and Seek

Brief:

Michelle Wcisel is a good friend and solid scientist, whose Masters Thesis detailed the interactions between Great white sharks and Cape fur seals at Dyer Island, South Africa. She wanted some fresh artwork to adorn the front cover and I can't say no to any excuse to draw sharks... or help a friend in need... of course.

Approach:

The study looked at the numerous ways in which seals hide from, or evade their natural predators. Essentially creating a game of 'hide and seek' which I explored by posing the animals either side of the main island. Oh, and 'Haai' is the Afrikaans word for shark... clever?

Client:

Michelle Wcisel, USA

Responsibilities and tools:

  • Art Direction
  • Freehand drawing
  • Colouring
Illustration of a great white shark and cape fur seal Freehand Great white shark illustration Freehand Cape fur seal illustration