A Friendly Hug

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This illustration (created withIllustrator) was for a course in Graphic Design. The assignment was to create an image that would convey a message to the public. My assigned theme was "the danger of exotic animals for pets". The other options I explored - large cats, bears and others - led me to more gruesome depictions and I preferred to use humor.

I did so, in part, by incorporating the distortion of proportion by greatly extending the neck. I did this illustration almost entirely with the pen tool, though I used some brush strokes for the shading in the young man's face. In 2013 I revised this illustration by adding the pattern to the snake, which replaced the brush strokes that I had originally used.

copyright © Steve Stout 2011-2013

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